Whether you’re a keen walker or you’re planning a stylish spring wedding, the Peak District with its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is the perfect place to visit in spring. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Britain’s original country park.
Take a Spin Through History
If you want a break from hiking, or you need to clear your head after a big night out, there’s nothing like stepping on the pedals and taking a spin in the fresh country air. Try the magnificent Monsal trail, a traffic-free 8.5-mile ride along a disused railway line from Buxton to Bakewell, or cycle a loop around the Ladybower reservoir, where WWII pilots trained for the famous Dambusters raid.
Experience Treasures Beneath Your Feet
The caverns of the Peak District are its hidden gems, none more so than Poole’s Cavern near Buxton. Known as “The Wonder of the Peak’ since the 1500s, this astonishing underground chamber is filled with glittering stalagmites and stalactites. Or combine a trip to the Peak Cavern, aka the Devil’s Arse, and the Speedwell Cavern where you can take an underground boat trip to a fabulous subterranean lake.
Hit the Heights of Abraham
Another of the Peak District’s long-standing attractions, the Heights of Abraham have been thrilling visitors since the 18th century. Nowadays, this blend of natural wonder and human engineering is best viewed from the breath-taking cable car, where you can take a spectacular voyage across the beautiful Derwent Valley and watch as spring unfurls beneath you.
Take a Thrill Ride
If you’re staying at one of our Self-catering cottages for hen parties in the Peak District then you won’t want to miss out on one of the country’s best theme parks. Enjoy Galactica, a stunning virtual reality rollercoaster, or a round of crazy golf like no other! With its blend of cutting-edge technology and adrenaline rides, Alton Towers is too good to miss!
Step Back in Time
Chatsworth is one of the most beautiful historic stately homes in Britain, with over 30 rooms and landscaped gardens to enjoy. Or take in the spectacular views from the ruins of Peveril Castle, made famous by Sir Walter Scott, or visit imposing Kedlestone Hall with its neo-classical facade.
However you want to enjoy your trip to the fabulous Peak District, we can provide luxury self-catering accommodation that combines flexibility with style. Contact us today to book your springtime break in the Peaks.