Things to do - Attractions

Bakewell Old House Museum

Five hundred years of history. Discover a rare Tudor toilet and Victorian privy and experience life in a Victorian mill workers dwelling.

Location: Bakewell
Telephone: 01629 813642 or call Anita: 07539 979 913
Website: Bakewell Old House Museum (opens in new tab/window)

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is the Peak District's premier attraction. It is the home of the Duke of Devonshire; the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick in the 16th century, it is the greatest house in the Peak District, set in a 35,000 acre estate.

Location: Chatsworth near Bakewell
Telephone: 01246 565300
Website: Chatsworth House (opens in new tab/window)

Crich Tramway Village

Welcome to Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District this award-winning museum takes you on a mile-long scenic journey through a period street to open countryside with panoramic views over the Derwent Valley.

Location: Crich
Telephone: 01773 854 321
Website: Crich Tramway Village (opens in new tab/window)

Devonshire Dome

Welcome to the Devonshire Dome, one of the most dramatic spaces in Britain and the largest unsupported dome in Europe. Built in 1779 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, this magnificent grade II listed building has dominated the Buxton sky line ever since. A stunning example of heritage regeneration, the Devonshire Dome is now home to a well-regarded fine dining restaurant, relaxed cafe, contemporary spa and hair and beauty salons.

Location: Buxton
Telephone: 01298 330 620
Website: Devonshire Dome (opens in new tab/window)

Eyam Plague Village Museum

In 1665 a tailor from Eyam ordered a bale of cloth from London to make up into clothes for the villagers, unwittingly triggering a chain of events that led to 260 Eyam villagers dying from bubonic plague.Between the first death and the last, the villagers set an extraordinary example of self-sacrifice by sealing off the village from the surrounding areas to prevent the disease spreading. The Museum tells their story.

Location: Eyam
Contact: Mrs Beryl Ramage
Telephone: 01433 631371 or 0114 230 5723
Website: Eyam Plague Village Museum (opens in new tab/window)

Haddon Hall

Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of Haddon Hall date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.

Location: On A6 south of Bakewell
Telephone: 01629 812 855
Website: Haddon Hall (opens in new tab/window)

Lea Gardens

Lea Gardens is a Rhododendron Garden just outside the village of Lea, close to Matlock in Derbyshire. The Garden covers approximately three and a half acres, and is situated within a woodland area, with access paths which allow visitors to see the 500 or more varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants.

Location: Lea near Matlock
Telephone: 01629 534 380
Website: Lea Gardens (opens in new tab/window)

Pavilion Gardens Buxton

Welcome to The Pavilion Gardens - The Jewel in the Crown of Buxton and the High Peak. We would like to invite you to visit this beautiful Grade II listed visitor attraction which offers a great free family day out. Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled within 23 acres of beautiful gardens, we are a natural hub for the many tourists that visit the town and a popular destination for members of the local community.

Location: Buxton
Telephone: 01298 23114
Website: Pavilion Gardens Buxton (opens in new tab/window)

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart.

Location: Matlock
Telephone: 01629 583834
Website: Peak District Lead Mining Museum (opens in new tab/window)

Poole's Cavern

Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years.

Location: Buxton
Telephone: 01298 26978
Website: Poole's Cavern (opens in new tab/window)

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway in North Staffs and our steam trains are a great family day out ideal for kids on a train trip along Rudyard Lake. The railway uses coal fired steam engines on all its trains. One of the UK's finest heritage steam railways and is constantly developing new attractions to give great family days out.

Location: Rudyard Lake near Leek
Telephone: 01538 306704 or 01995 672280
Website: Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (opens in new tab/window)

Speedwell Cavern

Take an amazing boat trip 450m under the Hills of Castleton to the awesome Bottomless Pit. Understand a little of what life must have been like for the miners working in this 18th century leadmine.

Location: Castleton
Telephone: 01433 623018 or 01433 620512
Website: Speedwell Cavern (opens in new tab/window)

The Heights of Abraham

Looking for a great day out, in the Peak District? Then explore our website to see that the cable car journey is just the start. When the cable car arrives at the summit you have FREE ACCESS to the Caverns, Exhibitions and Hilltop Park.

Location: Matlock
Telephone: 01629 582 365
Website: The Heights of Abraham (opens in new tab/window)

Tissington Hall

The Tissington Estate has been in our family for over 500 years and we are delighted to be the present custodians of a very special place. The Hall, today a prestigious Derbyshire wedding venue, was built in 1609 by our ancestor Frances and has been lived in by the family ever since. Only 300 other families in the country can witness that longevity.

Location: Tissington
Telephone: 01335 352200
Website: Tissington Hall (opens in new tab/window)

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