Whilst many visitors come to enjoy the stunning scenery and to explore the countryside, there is plenty more to see and do in the Peak District. Local OS maps, guides and tourist information leaflets giving directions and details of opening times are all available in Jack's Cottage, the ideal base to explore the Peak District.
Stately Homes and Gardens
Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the National Trustproperties Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey and Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood are all within easy reach of Jack's Cottage. Together with the National Trust Parks and Gardens at Ilam, Biddulph Grange and Lyme Hall, there are plenty of splendid houses and gardens to visit during your stay. Overseas visitors may be interested in the National Trust Touring Pass.
Theme Parks and Attractions
Visit Alton Towers for thrilling roller coaster rides or take the Cable Car to the Heights of Abrahamat Matlock and explore Poole's Cavern or the Blue John Mines at Castleton for a spectacular day out.
Market Towns and Villages
The Market Towns of Buxton,Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek with their many antique shops and tearooms are easily accessible by car or bus. Many Peak District villages set amongst beautiful countryside are well worth visiting including Tissington, Hartington, Eyam and Tideswell. From May to September many villages also celebrate the tradition of Well Dressing - a tradition unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire. One of the most notable is nearby Tissington which is celebrated in May.
Walking and Cycling
Fabulous open scenery with well marked paths as well as easy to walk cycle tracks make the Peak District accessible to all standard of walkers. Stunning views, picturesque villages and delightful pubs and tearooms will make your day one to remember. Bicycles (pedal and electric!) can also be hired locally at various points along the Tissington, High Peak and Manifold Trails.