The Peak District is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages, historic houses and famous attractions. From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, the Peak District & Derbyshire have just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country. On our 5 day break we endeavour to show all this and more.
This modern hotel offers stylish and contemporary accommodation, all rooms include free WiFi and a satellite TV, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and some rooms have a balcony. Hotel facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath and whirlpool! The hotel is served by a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting coach, we travel north to Derbyshire. Arriving at our hotel late afternoon to a welcoming cup of tea or coffee, whilst our bags are taken to our rooms. A welcoming glass of wine precedes dinner this evening.
Tuesday Today begins with a drive to Derbyshire and the village of Crich, the home of the Crich Tramway and also the setting for the popular TV series ‘Peak Practice’. Here we visit the superb National Tramway Museum. The authentic village scenes transport you back in time, with cobbled streets and the gentle rumble of passing trams. Catch a lovely restored tram for a ride down the street and out into the Derbyshire countryside – our tickets include unlimited rides. This afternoon we visit Bakewell where we have the chance to sample the famous tart at the original shop. We return to the hotel for dinner.
Wednesday Today we spend time in the city of Nottingham. Why not rediscover the legend of Robin Hood at the “Tales of Robin Hood” exhibition and have a look at the castle which is now a museum. Well worth a visit is reputedly England’s oldest inn, the ‘Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem’ which is nestled beneath the cliff on which Nottingham’s historic castle stands and was once a well-known pit stop for crusader knights.
Thursday For our final outing we take in some of the splendid scenery of the Peak District. We make a short stop in Belper, the birthplace of the world’s ground-breaking ‘skyscraper technology’. Before re-joining the coach and heading to the Derwent Valley and Matlock. This afternoon, we take a break at the picturesque Carsington Water Visitor Centre before returning to the hotel in time for a cream tea. This evening we enjoy a glass of wine with our final evening’s dinner.
Friday After breakfast, we bid farewell to our hosts and Derbyshire to begin our journey home. Suitable refreshment stops will be made along the way.
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