Pretty Peak District, Chatsworth House and Lyme Park

Take in the best of Derbyshire’s beautiful scenery and charming towns on this fantastic 5-day tour. Rich in history yet boasting all the modern comforts you would expect, our base is the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, dating back to 1573 and reputed to be the oldest hotel in England. From here, admire the remarkable art collection, magnificent architecture and extensive gardens of Chatsworth House, and visit Bakewell, best known for the delicious Bakewell Pudding. You’ll also get to discover Matlock Bath, one of the country’s first tourism destinations with plenty of spectacular sights to take in.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service and then on Buxton and the 3-star Old Hall Hotel for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today we visit Chatsworth House, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire and one of the country's grandest stately homes. Chatsworth boasts a magnificent art collection, with masterpieces and objects that span 4,000 years of history from across the world. With over 25 rooms to explore, marvel at the splendid Painted Hall, admire the regal State Rooms and wander the beautiful Sculpture Gallery, before venturing into the spectacular grounds and gardens.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Chatsworth House

This morning we make our way to the National Trust's Lyme Park, another of Derbyshire's fine stately homes with coffee and cake on arrival. The 1,400 acre estate was a great sporting estate in its heyday and you can step back into Regency times in the house or enjoy a stroll in the tranquil Rose Garden. Be sure to explore the herbaceous borders next to the lake, which you may recognise from the BBC's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Later in the day we return to Buxton, where there will be free time to relax at the hotel or discover the town at your own pace. Stunning ornamental gardens and Georgian and Victorian architecture provide an impressive backdrop to this charming town.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lyme Park

Our included excursion today takes us to the pretty town of Bakewell, best known for its famous tart and beautiful location on the banks of the River Wye. There's a whole host of specialist, local shops selling everything from high fashion to hand-made chocolates and rare tipples. Why not sample some of the local delicacies in one of the many quaint cafés and tearooms?

Our day continues to Matlock Bath, one of the country's first tourist destinations. Matlock Bath retains much of the character and interest that impressed those early visitors – perhaps take the cable car up to the Heights of Abraham, admire the Grand Pavilions or take a riverside walk.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Matlock Bath
  • Bakewell

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

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Old Hall Hotel

Old Hall Hotel

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Old Hall Hotel in Buxton.

Old Hall Hotel

Old Hall Hotel

Dating back to 1573, the Old Hall Hotel is situated at the very heart of Buxton and is reputed to be the oldest hotel in England. History is prominent in this hotel, with part of the current building being built by Bess of Hardwick’s 4th husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, for Mary Queen of Scots when she came to take the waters in Buxton. The hotel is also renowned for the originality of its bedrooms, each uniquely furnished in keeping with the age of the building, yet featuring all the modern comforts you would expect. Enjoy the warmth and charm of the Cockerel Wine Bar, or indulge in the very best of traditional British cuisine in the hotel's elegant restaurant. With first-class hospitality and a friendly welcome, your stay is guaranteed to be memorable.

Location: The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD

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  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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