The Peak District is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages. From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, Our new tour offers this and more, a relaxing canal cruise through the Derwent Valley, a visit to Crich Tramway Village and a pudding making experience at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop
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.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the leisurely drive north. Travelling via Rutland Water and Melton Mowbray we spend time in the city of Robin Hood’, Nottingham, before arriving at our hotel, the 4 star Mickleover Court, mid afternoon. Tea & Coffee is served whilst the luggage is taken to our rooms
Monday We begin our day in Cromford where we board a narrow boat for a return cruise through the picturesque Derwent Valley then have free time in Matlock. This afternoon we visit Arkwright’s Cromford Mill, afforded World Heritage Status by UNESCO as the world’s first water powered Cotton Mill. After a guided tour of both Mill and village and time for refreshments we return to our hotel late afternoon
Tuesday Peak District scenery at its finest today as we head for Ashbourne, famous for its gingerbread, then glorious Dovedale and Axe Edge to spend time in the elegant spa town of Buxton. Later we drive through pretty Miller’s Dale to the ‘Cathedral of the Peaks’ at Tideswell then to Ladybower reservoir, used by the RAF as practice for the Dam Busters, to reach pretty little Castleton set amidst dramatic scenery close to caves, caverns and the Blue John mines. Later we visit the plague village of Eyam immortalised in the children’s nursery rhyme before returning to the hotel
Wednesday This morning we enjoy a pudding making experience at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in pretty Bakewell where we assemble our own original Bakewell Pudding to take home. This afternoon 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. The Tramway Street hosts many period features such as shops, ice cream parlour, tea rooms and more. Catch a lovely restored tram for a ride down the street and out into the Derbyshire countryside – our tickets include unlimited rides.
Thursday Our journey home includes a visit to the famous Denby Pottery centre before returning to our home area mid afternoon
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