A hugely successful tour for us in previous years. Join us on this super 3 day stay in pretty Derbyshire including a visit to historic Bakewell and the wonderful Chatsworth House dressed in its Christmas finery.
This great hotel is located close to the city centre of Derby and ensures that all its guests receive the warmest of welcomes and are treated to the ultimate in Derbyshire hospitality. The hotel features a leisure complex with indoor pool, all rooms are ensuite and served by a lift.
Friday A morning departure from our home area; we travel via Melton Mowbray with time to visit the busy Farmers Market then on to Derby where we include a visit to the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre, home of the world renowned china then have time in the busy city centre the perfect place for lunch and a spot of Christmas shopping! We arrive at our hotel, the 4 star Mickleover Court, late afternoon.
Saturday This morning we visit the plague village of Eyam immortalised in the children’s nursery rhyme then spend time in historic Bakewell, with its original pudding shops and medieval 5-arched bridge over the river Wye. This afternoon we journey to wonderful Chatsworth House, referred to as the ‘Greatest Private Palace in England’. Home to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, the house itself is home to grand rooms filled with examples of superb craftsmanship and treasures collected over 5 centuries and is beautifully decorated ready for Christmas, while the famous garden contains spectacular water feature. After plenty of time to explore we return to the Mickleover with time before dinner.
Sunday We make a tour of both the Southern Peak and the High Peak driving first to Ashbourne then via Dove Dale and Axe Edge to the spa town of Buxton. Later we drive through pretty Miller’s Dale to the ‘Cathedral of the Peaks’ at Tideswell before returning to our home area
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