Well Dressing in the Peak District

Staying with us this summer? Experience the unique local tradition of Well Dressing

Well Dressing is said to have been brought to the area by the Romans or the Celts and has been practised in the same way it is today since the 1800s. The tradition is kept alive by dedicated groups of volunteers and consists of wells being decorated in designs lovingly crafted by hand, using petals, clay and coffee beans, amongst other items. You can view these stunning displays and experience a slice of authentic local culture from May to September. It’s a great chance to explore some of the Peak Districts’ most picturesque towns and villages.

Here are some of the Well Dressing events coming up this summer

If you haven’t yet booked your stay with us, don’t delay as availability for this summer is already limited! Whether you’re coming as part of a large group, as a family or a couple, we have holiday cottages to cater for all. Aside from Well Dressing, there’ so much to see and do in the Peak District. With some fantastic walking and cycling routes on our doorstep as well as the wonderful, must see stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

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Great Property! Perfect setting for Chris's 29th birthday and annual friends getaway. Lovely local pub and great scenery.

Chris & Amanda

Fab Cottage. Location great for our cycling weekend at the L’Eroica event. Pub food nearby, great! Hope to return!! Thanks.

The Mynards and Warmans

A very comfortable home from home, perfect for day trips and lots of walks with our dog. Thank you!

Fay and Adam – Lichfield

A lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country – so much to see and do!

Gary and Anita – Bradford

Great week exploring The Peaks and relaxing at Endmoor House, Thanks Sue!

Nick and Lisa and friends