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

Chatsworth House and EstateAn 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.