This tour includes many highlights of the picturesque Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The area is renowned for its scenery, country houses and quaint towns. Walkers, climbers and cavers have long been attracted by the rolling hills, moors and caverns. Our tour includes some wonderful excursions, including the ever popular Chatsworth House.
Shrigley Hall Hotel and Country Club, 4 Star
Pott Shrigley, Nr Macclesfield Tel: 01625 575757
Shrigley Hall Hotel stands in its own 262 acre estate in wonderful Cheshire countryside. This 19th century house is beautifully furnished in traditional style with a variety of facilities, including an indoor pool, spa, championship golf course and excellent restaurant. Lift.
Sunday 10 March 5 Days £320 *
Monday 17 June 5 Days £455
Monday 16 September 5 Days £430
Single Supplement £113. Insurance £19
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
What’s Included March:
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Tea/Coffee and Scones on arrival, Themed Gala Dinner on one night, Entertainment on two nights. Entrance to Chatsworth House on Day 2, Excursion to Chester on Day 3 and Excursion to Peak District Villages on Day 4.
What’s Included June and September:
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Entrance to Chatsworth House, Entrance to Crich Tramway, Entrance to Lyme Park.
ITINERARY (June and September only)
DAY 1 Travel to Cheshire, our base for four nights.
DAY 2 Enjoy the highlight of the tour, a visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens; the magnificent home of the Devonshire family, which has appeared in period dramas. Continue into the Peak District, passing Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Dam, where the Dam Busters Squadron practiced their manoeuvres during WWII.
DAY 3 Travel to Crich and to the Tramway Village, a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum. Exhibitions bring to life the history of the tram and visitors can ride on the restored tramways. Other attractions include a workshop and viewing gallery, an old fashioned sweet shop and a restored public house. Afterwards, continue to the pretty town of Ashbourne.
DAY 4 Visit the historic market town of Buxton renowned for its healing waters and Pavilion Gardens set in 23 acres of Victorian landscaping. Continue to Lyme Park and step back in time to the Edwardian age - Lyme’s ‘Golden Era’. Enjoy the house with its lavish interiors, the beautiful gardens and enchanting lake where a certain Mr Darcy appeared in the BBC’s production of Pride and Prejudice.
DAY 5 Depart hotel for homeward journey.