The Peak District & Derbyshire
Known for its rugged landscape and sensational views, this area of natural beauty was named the UK’s first national park, so it goes without saying that the scenery here is absolutely sensational. Curious? Take a look and discover what this beautiful area has to offer
The Peak District & Derbyshire is home to the Bakewell Tart, a delicious sweet treat that's perfect for some post-walking indulgence
The Monsal Trail offers spectacular views across the countryside - well worth lacing up your walking boots to explore
You'll find plenty of quaint villages and traditional English pubs here
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About the Peak District & Derbyshire
Proudly boasting the home of the deliciously sweet Bakewell Tart, The Peak District & Derbyshire’s foodie reputation is well known. Aside from learning the secrets behind the area’s best-loved produce, a visit to the Peaks will also take in quaint villages and their equally quaint pubs, where you can find a range of local beers to sip and sample alongside hearty local fayre. After sampling the best of the area’s beer, a tour of one of the local breweries is a must on your schedule.
On a visit here, there’s nothing finer than seeing the contrast of beautifully maintained gardens against a backdrop of rolling countryside and natural beauty. With the likes of the Chatsworth Estate and Thornbridge Hall & Gardens offering tours, you’ll discover plenty of Instagrammable locations, so be sure to bring your camera. Better yet, some of these historic estates offer accommodation, so you can wake up feeling like nobility.
Getting here and around
Being one of England’s Area’s of Natural Beauty, the Peak District & wider Derbyshire (PDD) is relatively unspoilt, with miles upon miles of greenery and untouched natural areas.
The most convenient way to the Peak District & Derbyshire with your own vehicle is arriving by P&O Ferries into Hull. From there it is an approximately one and a half hour drive to Bakewell for example.
The neighbouring cities surrounding the PDD area have good connections for arriving into the area including mainline stations (Sheffield), the M1 and M6 and A roads and is close to international airports (Manchester and Sheffield Doncaster). Once in the county, there are lots of accessible roads to get to the main tourist areas such as Bakewell and there are railway stations in the Derwent.