7 wonders of the Peak District & Derbyshire

Thursday 01 January 1970

Chatsworth House – The historic home of the Dukes of Devonshire and a treasure trove of artworks, superbly landscaped gardens, 1000 acre estate, ever changing exhibitions, children’s farmyard and adventure playground and popular annual Country Fair are a must-see.

Haddon Hall -  Once described as ‘the most perfect English house to survive from the Middle Ages’, enigmatic Haddon Hall is home to the Manners family, with a unique atmosphere that never fails to enchant. Also a popular filming location, starring in no less than three versions of Jane Eyre!

National Trust Properties – The area includes some of the finest and most varied National Trust properties in the country including Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Lyme Park and Eyam Hall.


Peak District National Park – Britain’s first national park boasts some of Britain’s finest, specially-protected landscapes in an area the size of Greater London. Its rugged gritstone uplands and rolling limestone dales offer endless scope for walking, cycling and a wealth of outdoor activities.

Castleton’s Caverns – Marvel at the largest natural cave mouth in Europe at Peak Cavern, travel by boat to the Bottomless pit in Speedwell Cavern and see stunning rock formations in Treak Cliff and Blue John Caverns.

Well Dressing – A centuries-old tradition of creating living art installations from petals and other natural materials, well dressing is unique to the Peak District and Derbyshire with scores of communities celebrating the custom between May and September each year.

Bakewell Pudding – Try the world famous delicacy, a delectable confection first made by accident in the 19th century, the recipe is still only known to a handful of people!

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