Hotels in Dovedale
Explore one of the most picturesque parts of England with a visit to Dovedale, nestled at the southern end of the Peak District National Park. For those who love nature and the outdoors there are few more appealing destinations than the county of Derbyshire. Head out into the countryside to tackle one of the many excellent walking trails in the area, before relaxing with a well-deserved drink and a meal at one of the area's cosy pubs. If you're thinking about searching for Dovedale hotels ahead of a visit, be sure to view the wide selection of accommodation options available right here.
Dovedale forms the part of the Dove Valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud and is home to some of the most beautiful limestone scenery to be found anywhere in Britain. Take the opportunity to cross the famous Dovedale Stepping Stones, which plot a course across the River Dove, before visiting Ilam Rock, an impressive limestone pinnacle.
Other features in the area that shouldn't be missed include a grassy promontory known as Lovers' Leap and the nearby Twelve Apostles limestone formation.
Activities such as walking, birdwatching and climbing bring many visitors to Dovedale, but there are also numerous attractions nearby to keep visitors entertained. Pay a visit to Tissington Hall, a 2,000-acre estate at the southern edge of the Peak District, where you can wander through the grounds and gardens, and take the opportunity to visit the 17th-century hall.
Ilam Park and White Peak Estate is owned by the National Trust. Spend time discovering secret paths through the woodland before retiring to the park's tea shop for refreshments.
Eating and drinking
There's nothing better than a well-deserved pint or a meal following a day spent in the fresh air. Luckily, Dovedale and the surrounding area have plenty of dining options available.
The Watts Russell Arms in Hopedale is a traditional stone inn built in the 18th century and is well known for its expansive menu and great selection of ales. Other pubs in the local area include Ye Olde Royal Oak in Wetton, The George in Alstonefield and The Bluebell Inn in Tissington.
The Bentley Brook Inn in Fenny Bentley focuses on using organic produce from local suppliers wherever possible. A takeaway service is provided for visitors staying in the area.
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