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Chatsworth House

A Trip to Chatsworth House No trip to the Derbyshire Peak District could possibly be complete without a trip to the magnificent Chatsworth House. Built in the 1540s by Bess of Hardwick, Chatsworth is the hereditary seat of the Dukes of Devonshire. The house is situated on the east bank of the River Derwent, in between Derwent and Wye valleys. Chatsworth has
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Carsington Water

Carsington Water is a large Reservoir just between Wirksworth and Ashbourne. The reservoir has been a very popular visitor attraction since being opened by the Queen in 1992. The lively visitor centre provides a wide range of facilities. These include shops selling souvenirs, craft items, books etc.  There is also a cafe and a restaurant.
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The Smithy Cafe

The Old Smithy Tearooms is the former village blacksmiths, a 250 year old building full of character. The Cafe is located in the very centre of the Peak District village of Monyash right at the head of the beautiful Lathkill Dale nature reserve. The Old Smithy is a well established, family run business hugely popular
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Pooles Cavern

Take a Journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites and stalagmites have lined the chambers of Pooles Cavern over millions of years.

The Heights of Abraham

Matlock Cable Car System The Heights of Abraham opened in 1780  and has always been one of Peak District’s most popular destinations. Originally the Heights of Abraham was reached on foot and required visitors to scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill.

Rakes Cottage

At a glance Contemporary, open plan kitchen/diner Sleeps 4, 1 twin, 1 double bed Comfortable and quality furnishings High quality kitchen and bathrooms Quiet and attractive grounds Easy access to the cycling trails of Tissington and Manifold

Derby Cottage

At a glance Contemporary and comfortable, open plan cottage Sleeps up to 2, double bed (room for a cot) Quiet and attractive grounds Cycling trails of Tissington and Manifold on the door step