This tour includes many highlights of the picturesque Peak District. 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.
Mercure Sheffield Kenwood
Hall Hotel and Spa, 4 Star
Kenwood Rd, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 258 3811
Located just one mile from Sheffield city centre and two miles from the beautiful Peak District, the hotel dates back from the 1860’s and is set in 12 acres of lush parkland with its own lake and idyllic gardens. Lift. Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Gym.
Monday 14 June 5 Days £395
Monday 2 August 5 Days £395
Monday 18 October 5 Days £370
Single Supplement £80. Insurance £23
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Entrance to Chatsworth House, Entrance to Crich Tramway, Entrance to Lyme Park.
DAY 1 Travel to Sheffield, 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.