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Destination Guide

The Peak District is a popular haven for walkers

Peak District & Potteries

Tourist Information

Tourist Guide & Hotels Peak District, Derbyshire & The Potteries

Derbyshire Peak District

The Peak District and Derbyshire has something for everyone, whether you're taking a short break or a longer holiday. With breathtaking scenery, outdoor activities, bustling market towns, a vibrant city, historic properties, a World Heritage Site and many more attractions and locations, you can make your stay as energetic or as relaxed as you like!  Easily accessible from most  of the UK, and surrounded by the cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Derby.  The Peak District is an excellnt base for a break or holiday offering peace, tranquility & adventure.  A popular area for climbers, cavers, walkers and cyclists.

Visitor Attractions

Churnet Valley Railways - 10 mile return rail journey through picturesque surroundings.
Derwent Valley Mills - A world heritage site, stretching 15 miles from Matlock to Derby, a series of fascinating historic mills.
Royal Crown Derby Visitor centre - near Derby, Tour the genuine working factory with an experienced guide. Try your hand at key skills in the Demonstration Studio.
Chatsworth House & Gardens - One of Britains best loved historic houses & estates
Haddon Hall - A medievel & Tudor manor house. An absolute gem to see.
Crich Tramway Museum - Take a vintage tramride through Period streets and open countryside.
Bolsover Castle - Enjoy glorious gardens & outstanding craftsmanship
Heights of Abraham - Take the cable car, explore the caverns, marvel at the views. The peak Districts most popular day out.

Staffordshire Potteries  

The magical world of Alton Towers is the UK's largest and most exciting themepark.  Drayton Manor Theme Park is a family favourite and has some of the biggest and scariest rides anywhere. The SnowDome has the very best action on real snow, or by contrast you can enjoy a subtropical aquapark at Waterworld. The dramatic uplands and wooded valleys of the Peak District are perfect for a gentle stroll - or a tough adventure. On Cannock Chase, wild deer descended from Norman herds still roam free, and there’s lots to do in the National Forest. Trentham is Britain’s most exciting garden restoration, with a host of activities including boat trips and a shopping village.

Shop on the sunny side of the street in Stoke-on-Trent, where the world-famous names of Wedgwood, Moorcroft and Spode have inspired a unique ceramic heritage … then roll up your sleeves and create your own masterpiece! There are ancient castles and historic houses to explore, with a mediaeval cathedral at Lichfield. Visit the complete working historic estate of Shugboroug

Towns in this region