What to do in the Peak District
Not only is the Peak District naturally stunning, but there’s a wealth of things to see and do during your visit here.
Chatsworth House and Estate
An attraction that lures people from around the world, the Chatsworth House and gardens is a joy to see. Dating back to the Elizabethan era, the immense sandstone house, located on the bank of the River Derwent, sits against a backdrop of forested hills. The surrounding parkland is full of gentle trails and impressive gardens as well as a maze. Inside, the house boasts stunning works of art and period rooms.
Craft brewery tour
There are several micro breweries located in the Peak District, the following are well worth a visit;
- Buxton Brewery – take a tour of the brewery then sink a few world class beers at their tap-house, near the opera house in Buxton.
- Thornbridge Brewery – they have two locations, but their state of the art riverside brewery in Bakewell is a must. Tours are offered and during summer months they open their on site bar every Wednesday evening. There’s also an excellent, wood fired pizza van.
- Wincle Brewery – crafting exceptional, eccentric English beers since 2008, they offer tours and even brew days. A fantastic day out, with a few samples along the way!
Have a flutter
The Peak District is surrounded by race courses, hosting meetings throughout the summer. Why not head over to one and enjoy a flutter? Alternatively, nearby Manchester and Sheffield are both home to exciting casinos which make for a great night out. See if all that practice on 777 casino can pay off for real! If you’d rather stay within the National Park, perhaps try your luck on a local sheep race!
Visit a farmers market
Farmers’ markets have been a part of the way of life in the Peak District since time immemorial. Many of the towns and villages host a monthly market, where local producers show off their wares. You’re bound to find anything from sweet baked goods and local cheeses to fresh ice cream and prime cuts of meat.