ACCOMMODATION IN DERBYSHIRE
AND THE PEAK NATIONAL PARK
Visitors are attracted to the Peak National Park both by the rugged scenery and natural beauty of the gritstone Dark Peak, and the the more gentle limestone White Peak with its lovely river valleys. So much so that over 22 million people visit the National Park each year. Only one other National Park in the world receives more.
Although many visitors stay for the day only, lots more both from home and abroad holiday in the Peak National Park and the surrounding area. In fact more and more day visitors are now realising that their visits can be made even more enjoyable, if they take a short break and avoid a tiring journey home on the same day they arrive.
The White Peak, can be defined very loosely as the countryside enclosed by the towns/villages of Buxton, Castleton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne and Leek, and is a limestone plateau of green fields and white stone walls. The river valleys of the Derwent, Wye, Dove Manifold and their tributaries create the beautiful dales for which the area is famous.
To the north and along the western and eastern margins of the White Peak lies the Dark Peak, an upland area of grassland and moorlands covered with heather. This is an area much loved by the rambler who wants to 'get away from it all' and rock climber who delights in the challenge of climbing the numerous gritstone 'edges.' But for the less energetic, there are plenty of car parks and opportunities to take a stroll across the top of one of the edges and enjoy the magnificent views.
There is an unrivalled range of walks in the Peak District, from gentle river valley walks to tough walks on the northern moors, that should only be attempted alone by the experienced well prepared walker. For those who like to cycle, or ride on horseback they can enjoy, along with walkers the 'leisure routes' that have been created by the conversion of former railway lines into trails.
The Peak District and Derbyshire have many wonderful places to visit, from peaceful villages to busy market towns. To stately homes like Chatsworth House, 'The Palace of the Peak' and further south the National Trust Properties of Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Sudbury Hall. For those seeking a little more adventure there are the 'white knuckle rides' at Alton Towers and American Adventure. Many more attractions are listed on the attraction pages on this website - click here to find out more.
THE DISCOVER DERBYSHIRE AND THE PEAK DISTRICT GUIDE
Provides a wide range of features with heritage trails and detailed countryside walks, through some of the most scenically attractive countryside in the UK.
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The Accommodation Pages on this website seek to make the selection of where to stay just a little easier. Pick the type of holiday accommodation you want from the list below and click the link to obtain more information.
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FARM HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION
For a relaxing holiday, in beautiful surroundings you can be assured of a warm welcome when you stay on a farm in the Peak District National Park and surrounding area. Click for more information.
Great for families, with a friendly welcome wherever you go and the freedom and flexibility you won't find elsewhere. There is a YHA Activity Centre at Edale. Click for more information.
LOG CABIN ACCOMMODATION
Today, pine is used in the heart of Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park, for self-catering Pinelodges that provide the ultimate in quality accommodation for holiday makers at two Country Parks.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
Tourist Information Centres are great places for booking accommodation. Whether you want a low cost bed and breakfast booking, a luxury hotel or self-catering they can help.
CARAVANNING AND CAMPING
Relax and enjoy the true feel of the countryside, with all the freedom a camping or caravanning holiday offers.
There are a vast supply of beautiful cottages available, so much so that biggest problem is deciding which one to choose.
HOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES
Take a short break or better still stay for a week or more, you will find plenty of choice from luxury hotels to more modest Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Details of nearby attractions are listed for all the Town/Village features and walks on this site. You are bound to find plenty to do wherever you stay. For a full list click below.
A special new sub-section has been added to this website, based on the Discover Derby Supplement, published by the Derby Evening Telegraph during March 2005. The most recent additions are:
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