Bakewell is the only town in the National Park so it makes a great base to visit the numerous historic houses, castles, churches, dams, museums, theme parks all situated within stunning surroundings.

Here are a few to whet your appetite!

Highly Rated things to do in Bakewell, don’t just take our word for it have a look at Trip Advisor HERE


has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant.

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

Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of “Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also include Elizabeth”, Pride & Prejudice” and “The Other Boleyn Girl”. This year marks the silver jubilee of “The Princess Bride”, the cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall became Humperdinck’s Castle.

Haddon has its own romantic tale – that of Dorothy Vernon’s elopement with John Manners. Little wonder Haddon Hall is recognised as one of the most romantic houses in Britain.

Haddon Road, Bakewell, DE45 1LA     Phone : +44 (0)1629 812855


is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish
family. The house architecture and collection have been evolving for five centuries. The house has over 30 rooms to explore,
from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms, newly restored Sketch Galleries and
beautiful Sculpture Gallery. In the Guest Bedrooms, meet an Edwardian Lady’s Maid who will be revealing the secrets of her
mistress’s suitcase of clothes, or dress up in one of our period costumes.
Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections. The diverse collection is continually added to,
encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt, through to cutting edge modern
sculpture and computer portraits.

Nine Ladies – Stanton in the Peak

is a Bronze Age stone circle located on Stanton MoorDerbyshireEngland. Part of the Peak District National Park, the site is owned by English Heritage and is often visited by tourists and hill walkersDruids and pagans occasionally celebrate summer solstice there.

Find out about the many more jewels on offer HERE