Things to do in the Peak District
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Places to visit in the Peak District

With its breathtaking scenery and top family attractions there are so many fantastic things to do in the Peak District.

Did you know that the region is also home to some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the UK, many of which are right here on our doorstep? From moorland market towns to cosy, picture-postcard high peak villages, this region is home to some truly beautiful places that are well worth a visit during your stay with us. Take a closer look at some of our favourite locations…

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Tissington

With its beautiful stone cottages, noble old hall, fine church and duck pond, Tissington is a picture-perfect village. Visit Tissington Hall, home to the FitzHerbert family for over 400 years or enjoy a walk along the Tissington Trail (less than 10 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

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Ashbourne

Located just outside the boundary of the Peak District National Park, Ashbourne is a vibrant market town that is central to life in the southern end of the Peaks. It’s packed with shops, bars, restaurants and there’s a busy calendar of local events! (10 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

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Hartington

Located in Dovedale, Hartington is a pretty village that is set in some of the best walking country! The scenery around this charming limestone village is outstanding and it boasts some fine old buildings. There’s also a selection of shops and pubs. (20 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Bakewell

The only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary, Bakewell is a hive of activity. Boasting attractive courtyards, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, it is blessed with a beautiful location on the River Wye. (30 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Tideswell

With its impressive church, known as the Cathedral of the Peaks, Tideswell is certainly worth a visit. It’s a thriving community with its shops, pubs and cafes, and is an excellent base for exploring the northern end of the Peaks. (35 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)


Explore the Peak District

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Local walks

If you love walking holidays then the Peak District is the perfect place for you to stretch your legs! Walks the hills and the valleys and drink in the spectacular scenery.

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Local attractions

The Peak District is home to some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, including the famous Alton Towers theme park and Chatsworth House. Read our guide here…

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Eating out

From traditional pub grub to the finest in contemporary cuisine, the Peak District boasts an array of culinary hotspots that will tantalise your taste-buds. Read out guide here…