We are pleased to offer this short break to the beautiful Peak District, a delight to visit at any time of year. Matlock Bath is situated in the steep sided Derwent Gorge and at this time of year has illuminations along the river bank. The display is complemented by the Venetian Nights, when a parade of illuminated boats float up and down the river, maintaining a tradition dating back to Victorian times. The evening ends with a spectacular firework display in Derwent Park. A visit to magnificent Chatsworth House, a true Peak District ‘Jewel in the Crown’, rounds off a very enjoyable weekend.
The 3 star Carlton Park Hotel is pleasantly situated in a residential area in Rotherham, Yorkshire, and offers comfortable accommodation. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Friday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Yorkshire. Arriving at our 3 star holiday hotel, the Carlton Park Hotel, we have plenty of time to settle in before dinner this evening.
Saturday This morning we have a sightseeing excursion into the Peak District National Park, passing picturesque Ladybower Reservoir on the way to the lovely Derbyshire village of Castleton. Here we have time for a look around and to obtain lunch before we return in the afternoon. After an early dinner we travel to Matlock Bath for the spectacular illuminations and decorated boats on the River Derwent. Enjoy the dazzling firework display before returning to the hotel.
Sunday We depart the hotel after a leisurely breakfast for the journey to magnificent Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Explore 4000 years’ worth of art work from Roman and Egyptian sculptures to masterpieces by Rembrandt and modern artists. There are over 30 rooms on show including the stunning painted hall, regal state rooms and beautiful galleries. There is plenty of choice for lunch or refreshments and time to visit the gift shops for a little retail therapy. Afterwards we head home after our weekend break.
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