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Bakewell
Biddulph Grange
Bolsover Castle

Castleton
Chatsworth House
Dovedale
Eyam Village
Haddon Hall
Hardwick Hall
Heights of Abraham
Peak tour in Brief
Quarry Bank Mill
The Tram Museum


The county of Derbyshire includes a large section of the Peak District National Park, which extends from Ashbourne in the south to Holmfirth in Yorkshire.

The year 2001 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of England's first National Park. The Peak District is at the very heart of Britain and encompasses peaks, dales, rivers, woodland, moors and meadows all preserved by the powers of the National Park authority.
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I have spent several holidays in the Peak District and usually base myself at Bakewell which is a pretty market town between Buxton and Chesterfield and is famous for the creation of the Bakewell Pudding, the ingredients of which include pastry, jam and ground almonds.

The area is ideal for hiking and is also home to an abundance of beautiful scenery, stately homes, gardens, underground caverns, potteries and museums. Of these my favorite is Chatsworth House, which is in my opinion the most magnificent stately home in the country, in a breathtaking setting.

Please use the links on the left to select a location, where there is a short description and some photographs.