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Peak District attractions – fantastic days out for all the family to enjoy!

Local attractions at a glance

So much to see and do nearby, including...

  • Alton Towers
  • Heights of Abraham
  • Gulliver's Kingdom
  • Chatsworth House

From famous theme parks and historic houses to underground caverns and wildlife parks, there’s a host of fantastic Peak District attractions close to Ashbourne Heights for you and your family to enjoy.

Come rain or shine there is much to see and do, with the region’s most popular attractions right on our doorstep! Here we take a closer look at some of the most popular attractions that we know you’ll just love…

Alton TowersAlton Towers

Packed with thrill-a-minute rides, Alton Towers is arguable one of the most popular Peak District attractions. The mix of speeding roller coasters, giant flumes and scary houses is irresistible for thrill seekers and attracts more than two million visitors each year. (30 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Peak District attractions - Heights of AbrahamHeights of Abraham

A hugely popular tourist attraction, the Heights of Abraham is a hilltop country park and caverns set in 60 acres of woodland, reached by cable car travelling over a deep limestone gorge. You’ll also find museums, heritage walks and an adventure playground for the kids! (30 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Gullivers-KingdomGulliver’s Kingdom

Specially designed for families with children aged 2-13, Gulliver’s Kingdom boasts a wide range of rides and attractions, from the Western World and Pirates Play Area to the log flume and Drop Tower. As you would expect, there are plenty of dining options available at this theme park so you can make a day out of your trip there (30 minutes from Ashbourne Heights).

Poole’s Cavern

Journey beneath the earth with expert guides and explore the vast limestone caverns under the Peak District. Learn how the crystal stalactites and stalagmites were formed millions of years ago. This spectacular network of caves and caverns is extremely impressive. Above ground enjoy a walk to Grin Low and Solomon’s Temple, with super views out over the countryside. (30 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

crich-tramway-museumCrich Tramway Village – Home of the National Tramway Museum

Take a step back in time and ride on the vintage trams through a unique period street at the Crich Tramway Village. Head out into the open countryside aboard one of the many different vintage trams and enjoy spectacular views. There are also fascinating exhibitions to view and you can take a stroll through the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail then enjoy refreshment in the Red Lion Pub, tearooms and shops. (35 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

chatsworth houseChatsworth House

Home to the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is one of the most popular period properties in the UK and it is home to one of Europe’s most significant art collections. This stunning stately home is set in a 1,000 acre park, and for children there’s also a working farmyard and adventure playground. There are also shops, restaurants and an award winning farm shop. (40 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

chestnut centreChestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

Home to a host of different species, the Chestnut Centre is a family-run conservation park with a strong emphasis on otters and owls. Experienced animal keepers are on hand to share their knowledge of the 17 species of owls, Scottish wildcats, foxes, polecats, pine martins and otters. The kids can also enjoy a nature quiz trail during the holidays. (40 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Want to see even more? Check out this great guide to the very best Peak District attractions.