Country Houses & Estates

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is indisputably the jewel in the crown of the Peak District. Home to the Cavendish family since the 16th Century, Chatsworth House is a magnificent English country house set in over 1,000 acres of parkland, with over 100 acres of stunning formal gardens, a Farmyard and children’s Adventure Playground, as well as cafés and gift shops.

Chatsworth is deservedly at the top of the list of attractions for visitors to the Peak District National Park, and there is more than enough to keep the whole family occupied for a full day here.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful medieval manor houses in the whole of England, and rightly so.  It’s an absolute must-see for any visitor to the Peak District.

Haddon’s castellated stone walls are covered with ivy and climbing roses, and its perfect setting on a hillside overlooking the River Wye is straight out of a romantic fairytale.

It’s no small wonder, then, that Haddon Hall has featured in the works of countless artists and writers through the centuries. More recently, it has also been a favourite location for filmmakers, featuring in Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth, The Princess Bride and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Tissington Hall

Tissington Hall. At the heart of Tissington village stands the magnificent Tissington Hall, a Jacobean house dating from 1609.  It has remained in the hands of the same family, the Fitzherberts, since it was first built and is still a family home today.

The idyllic village itself is managed by the Tissington Hall estate, and it is a wonderful place to while away a few hours on a sunny day.  Most of the picturesque stone houses were built in the mid-19th century and include some beautiful examples of traditional local architecture.

National Trust Properties

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak – White Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale, Hamps and Manifold Valleys

Kinder, Edale and the Dark Peak – Heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors – Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams

Winster Market House – The first property to be acquired by the National Trust in the Peak District

Lyme Park – Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park


Pooles Cavern

Poole’s Cavern explore the vast limestone caverns of Poole's Cavern with enthusiastic guides, witnessing crystal stalactites lined the chambers over millions of years. Enjoy a 45-minute journey through the underground passages, rich in stalactite and stalagmite formations, legend, and history. The tour is open daily with tours throughout the day, with more information on the opening and pricing page.

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Museum is a major tourist attraction of the area, near Matlock. You can explore the beautifully recreated period village, complete with a vintage pub, café and olde-worlde shops. A number of the trams run through the village and can be hailed at historic tram stops, allowing visitors to take unlimited rides for more than a mile into the surrounding countryside, with stunning views of the surrounding Derwent Valley. There’s also a wonderful Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail to explore, and play areas for children of all ages.


Will4Adventure is a local activity provider offering guided adventures, courses, and activities in the Peak District. Guided walks, mountain biking, and rock climbing, plus courses to learn how to climb, navigate with a map and compass, and even overcome your fear of heights. Highly recommended company employing qualified leaders to ensure your safety and quality of experience.


Go Ape Complete with heights of up to 30 metres, prepare yourself for a day of blood-pumping high rope activities that are sure to test your nerve. Bring friends, family, loved ones, or colleagues and enjoy a tree-climbing adventure like no other. If you’re a little nervous or new to the Tarzan-inspired world of treetop climbing, rest assured that our friendly tribe is at hand to fully prepare you and spur you on—go for it!




Theme Parks

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is one of the country’s foremost theme parks and is situated on the southern edge of the Peak District.

Alton Towers Resort is home to over 40 rides and attractions for guests of all ages.

The rollercoasters are the stars of the show, each with record-breaking elements designed to thrill and delight anyone brave enough to ride.

Heights of Abraham

The journey up to the Heights of Abraham is one of the highlights of any visit. Stretching across the steep limestone gorge between Matlock and Matlock Bath runs a cable car service that rises 339 metres to the top of Masson Hill and takes visitors up to the complex. The spectacular trip offers fabulous views of the Derwent Valley during the 2/3 of a mile journey.

Your visit to the Heights of Abraham starts with a spectacular cable car ride but there is much more to see and do once you are at the summit.By exploring our web site you will soon come to realise that it is just part of a unique place to visit.

Gulliver’s Theme Park

Gulliver’s  Theme Park is a family park designed to cater to families with children between the age of two and thirteen. Gulliver’s Kingdom is a large, family-friendly theme park within walking distance of Matlock Bath town centre.

It is specially designed for families with children aged between the ages of 2 and 13. There is a wide range of rides and attractions, from the Western World and Pirates Play Area to the log flume and Drop Tower.