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PEAK DISTRICT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS & INFORMATION
Situated in North Derbyshire to the west of the city is the beautiful countryside of the Peak District. Here you will find glaciated valleys of limestone with geological features which follow this type of terrain such as caves which are open to the general public.
Typical Peak District scenery may be found in the Hope Valley .
Click here for our section on Castleton which is an amazing place for walkers, cavers, day trippers, explorers, gift shoppers or people who appreciate stunning scenery.
Click here for our section on Bakewell - the home of Bakewell Pudding that you can taste and buy in the village. Check for forthcoming Farmer's Markets.
Several villages in the Peak District hold Well-Dressing weeks. In these villages, the well is decorated with flowers and there is often a week-long series of events.
Peak Shopping Village is the Peak District's first Factory outlet shopping centre. Here you can save money on a huge range of fashion, sportswear, home furnishings, footwear, luggage, pottery, cookware, toys and gifts.
The villages of Matlock and Matlock Bath are very popular and cater for visitors with many attractions for all the family.
Click for our section on the Heights of Abraham
Nearby is the Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park with a log flume, rides, chair lift, millennium maze, adventure playground and other attractions. More than 35 rides and attractions. Caters mainly for children aged 2-13.
Near to Matlock is the village of Crich where you will find the Crich National Tramway Museum.
The countryside of the Peak District is a very popular area, particularly at weekends being accessible from the high population conurbations of Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and Manchester. Its countryside is ideal for walks of all categories of difficulty from a stroll up to genuinely testing climbs to various peaks in the area. Rock climbing may also be performed here. There are some ideal climbing locations including Froggatt Edge.
The "Plague Village" of Eyam can be found in the Peak District. Visit here to learn how the villagers responded when the bubonic plague took hold. Click here for our Eyam Plague Village section.
Click here for Chatsworth - House & Gardens
Click here for our section on Haddon Hall
Click here for our section on Hardwick Hall
Click here for our section on Renishaw Hall
Also see Eyam Hall on our Eyam page.
Check this site for more information on Guide to Towns & Villages of the Peak District.
and accommodation in the Peak District - A guide to the main visitor attractions
of the Peak District with the opportunity to find accommodation in the area.