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Things to do in the Peak District and across Derbyshire

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In 1951, the Peak District became the first designated National Park in Great Britain. It’s very special qualities are well known to the people who live in the towns and villages that surround the National Park but for visitors from further away, whether from Britain or abroad, there is so much to explore and enjoy.

A short break, or longer holiday, will allow you to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery and in the towns, villages and hamlets you will find a warm and genuine welcome wherever you go. Every taste is catered for with exciting activities to suit all ages and tastes, our guests can benefit from discounted local attractions, the historical county town of Matlock and the Peak District National Park, so please ask before you book them.

The area has a wealth of history and cultural heritage. Glendon Bed and Breakfast is situated within easy reach of

Historic Houses

Chatsworth Home to the remarkable Duchess Georgiana.
Haddon Hall A fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century
Hardwick HallBuilt for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman
Kedleston Hall Masterpiece of neo-classical architecture, designed by Robert Adam
Tissington Hall The history of Tissington can be traced back as far as 1086, when it is mentioned in the Domesday Book among the possessions of Henry de Ferrers.

Local History

Bolsover CastleWith spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle was designed to entertain and impress.
Caudwell’s MillAn historic roller flour mill powered by water. The present mill was built in 1874 by John Caudwell and run as a family business for over a century.
Cromford MillPart of the UNESCO Derwent Valley mills site. Learn more about the industrial revolution and the impact on society.
Derbyshire Record OfficeThe office holds a vast collection of original documents relating to Derbyshire, including Derbyshire parish records.
Masson Mills textile museumThe museum houses a fascinating collection of authentic historic textile machinery dating from the 18th century and includes daily demonstrations.
Nine Ladies stone circleA small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday.
Lumsdale FallsThe mills and water management features form one of the best examples in the UK of a water-powered industrial archaeological site.
Saint Mary and All Saints ChurchSt Mary and All Saints is the largest parish church in Diocese of Derby and is famous locally and internationally for its crooked spire.
Sherwood Foresters Regimental Memorial (Crich Stand)War memorial. Erected in 1922-23, after the First World War, to the design of Lieutenant Colonel Brewill by Joseph Payne of Crich. Iron railings and gate added in 1929.

Galleries and Artists

Cromford Studio and GalleryOwner and watercolour artist Martin Sloman opened the doors to a wonderful gallery and work space in August 2013
Derwent Valley Art CrawlThe ‘art crawl’ gives an overview of over 60 great artists and attractions throughout the Derwent Valley. Many have workshops or galleries and are well worth as you explore the area.

Transport Enthusiasts

CyclingThis is great cycling country. We cater for you, dry your clothes and store your cycles securely undercover. If you have not brought your bike there are six hire shops in the area.
Cromford canal narrowboatsOn arrival collect your old penny to pay the conductor your tram fare, and receive a ticket you can use all day. Trams depart regularly from town end, calling at various stops along the mile long track.
Crich Tramway Museum Enjoy a peaceful journey along the Cromford Canal and get up close to the fabulous wildlife and take in the amazing scenery.

Things to do in the Peak District and across Derbyshire

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In 1951, the Peak District became the first designated National Park in Great Britain. It’s very special qualities are well known to the people who live in the towns and villages that surround the National Park but for visitors from further away, whether from Britain or abroad, there is so much to explore and enjoy.

A short break, or longer holiday, will allow you to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery and in the towns, villages and hamlets you will find a warm and genuine welcome wherever you go. Every taste is catered for with exciting activities to suit all ages and tastes, our guests can benefit from discounted local attractions, the historical county town of Matlock and the Peak District National Park, so please ask before you book them.

The area has a wealth of history and cultural heritage. Glendon Bed and Breakfast is situated within easy reach of

Historic Houses

Chatsworth
Haddon Hall
Hardwick Hall
Kedleston Hall
Tissington Hall

Local History

Bolsover Castle
Caudwell’s Mill
Cromford Mill
Derbyshire Record Office
Masson Mills textile museum>
Nine Ladies stone circle
Lumsdale Falls
Saint Mary and All Saints Church
Sherwood Foresters Regimental Memorial (Crich Stand)

Galleries and Artists

Cromford Studio and Gallery
Silver Tree Gallery, Cromford
Transport Enthusiasts

Cycling

Cromford canal narrowboats
Crich Tramway Museum

Walking and exploring the Peak District and across Derbyshire

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The hills and dales of the Peak District and surrounding area are ideal for walkers. Numerous walks of varying lengths starting from the front door of our Guest House. We’ll offer you suggestions, leaflets & maps.

if you love the great outdoors, and would enjoy the thrill of walking through some of England’s most spectacular countryside over hills and over the moorlands then we have more than enough for a great holiday!

Want to avoid the hassle of trying to find a good walk in the Peak District? Walking The Peaks provide over 25 walk guides, available for instant download as a PDF for £2.49. Each guide includes a detailed route description with photos of key navigation points, transport details, information of cafes and pubs. The route is shown on both a Harvey map and a link to Google Maps. You can also check out a video of the route before you buy.

White Peak The fields are outlined by dry stone walls and crisscrossed with footpaths.
Dovedale Valley Manifold ValleyClose-by both valleys provide riverside walks at the foot of towering limestone gorges.
Kinder Scout
Staffordshire Moorlands
In stark contrast these offer more adventurous walking both within an hour of the house.
The Tissington Trail An old railway track from Ashbourne to Buxton, makes for easy walking.
High Peak Trail This also joins the Tissington trail and takes you west towards Wirksworth.
Peak Walking Adventures Peak Walking Adventures provide guided walks in the Peak District. They know the best walks in the area. Their friendly, professional guides will 'bring the countryside to life' by sharing with you a wealth of local knowledge'.
Ladybower and Derwent
Howden

If you drive to the north of the Peak District National Park you will enter the Dark Peak, due to the grit stone rock deposits and moor land. Here you will find the 3 dams. Derwent and Howden dams were made famous in 1943 when the RAF 617 Squadron used them to practice their famous Dambuster raid against the Ruhr dams in Germany.

Walking and exploring the Peak District and across Derbyshire

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The hills and dales of the Peak District and surrounding area are ideal for walkers. Numerous walks of varying lengths starting from the front door of our Guest House. We’ll offer you suggestions, leaflets & maps.

if you love the great outdoors, and would enjoy the thrill of walking through some of England’s most spectacular countryside over hills and over the moorlands then we have more than enough for a great holiday!

Want to avoid the hassle of trying to find a good walk in the Peak District? Walking The Peaks provide over 25 walk guides, available for instant download as a PDF for £2.49. Each guide includes a detailed route description with photos of key navigation points, transport details, information of cafes and pubs. The route is shown on both a Harvey map and a link to Google Maps. You can also check out a video of the route before you buy.

White Peak
Dovedale Valley Manifold Valley
Kinder Scout
Staffordshire Moorlands
The Tissington Trail
High Peak Trail
Peak Walking Adventures
Ladybower and Derwent
Howden

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