Hotels in Peak District
The wonderfully diverse Peak District National Park lies minutes from major cities including Manchester, Sheffield and Stoke-on-Trent, yet this stunning upland area of gritstone and limestone stands as a serene and idyllic slice of rural England. Take time to scale peaks such as Mam Tor and Kinder Scout, and don't forget to sample local dishes such as Bakewell's famous tarts. Take a closer look at our Peak District hotels to find accommodation in the area to suit your individual needs and prepare to fall in love with one of the most picturesque parts of the country.
If you're spending a few days, or even a few weeks, in the Peak District then you can be sure of finding plenty to keep you occupied. There are attractions dotted across the area, with something for everyone. Visit Castleton to hear the story of the 4,000-year-old bones discovered in Blue John Cavern and explore the impressive ruins of Peveril Castle. Head to Edale to find the start of the Pennine Way walking route, and later relax in the village's 16th-century pub.
Take a scenic stroll through the grounds of Chatsworth House, a stately home that has belonged to the Cavendish family since 1549. Alternatively, if you're in the mood for something a little more adventurous, visit Go Ape near Buxton for a high ropes adventure course.
Opportunities for staying fit and trying out new sports and activities in the area are endless. Try your hand at rock climbing at Stanage Edge or give paragliding a go by taking a tandem flight from the top of Mam Tor. Explore the caves and old mines of Derbyshire during an afternoon of potholing before paddling off down the River Derwent in a kayak.
The Peak District has an incredible array of quaint villages and well-kept market towns to explore. The spa town of Buxton is known for its famous mineral water, while Bakewell's claim to fame lies with its sweet tart. Matlock lies just on the edge of the Peak District and is another bustling market town with plenty to keep visitors occupied.
Eating and drinking
There's a fantastic range of dining establishments located throughout the Peak District so when it comes to eating out you won't be short of choice. From traditional country pub fare to fine dining, the Peak District has it all. Enjoy the homely atmosphere and fantastic selection of real ales at The Stanley Arms near Macclesfield Forest, or try Hassop Hall on the outskirts of Bakewell for its stunning setting and varied menu. You'll be spoilt rotten with the choice of ice cream flavours on offer at Ice Creams and Dreams, also in Bakewell. Raft Restaurant in Matlock Bath is well known for its exceptional contemporary British cuisine with a European twist.
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