For a dramatic landscape like no other, head to the Peak District National Park for your UK holiday this year. The Peak District is famed for its steep limestone valleys, rugged ridges, and vast moorland plateaus, this unique area also boasts plenty to do, whatever you’re into.
Whether you’re planning a family national park holiday or looking to get away with a group of great friends, there’s something for everyone in the Peak District. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to see and do in the national park, so you can settle on your destination and get straight to planning your days.
Enjoy a memorable walk among the peaks
There are lots of exciting walks to enjoy in the Peak District. From leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, you can get out among the Peaks no matter what your physical ability. Here are some of the best walks in the national park to get you started.
•Castleton to Mam Tor – a 13-kilometre walk through some of the most admired parts of the Peak District
•National Trust Longshaw Estate – a gentle ramble through beautiful landscapes
•Birchen Edge to Chatsworth – an 11-kilometre loop with a visit to Chatsworth House
•The Limestone Way – a 74-kilometre waymarked route to dip into, crossing the White Peak landscape
Visit Peak District historic attractions
The Peak District has a rich and varied history, which means lots of breathtaking heritage sites to enjoy during your visit. Head to Chatsworth House for a family-friendly day out. Explore the beautiful 1600s mansion and picturesque gardens. Haddon Hall is a medieval manor house with lots to see and do. Or, try the National Trust Lyme Park for a Grade I mansion house, formal gardens, and deer park.
Any of these unique spots will be an excellent choice no matter who you’re travelling with. Kids can run around, history buffs can explore magnificent buildings and learn more about the area, and others can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings.
Eat at the Peak District’s Best Restaurants
The Peak District is home to plenty of excellent restaurants, including cosy gastro pubs, Michelin Star spots, and laid-back eateries you can’t help but love. These are some of the best places to eat in the area.
Fischer’s Baslow Hall – Bakewell
Samuel Fox – Castleton
Monsal Head Hotel – Bakewell
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop – Bakewell
Columbine Restaurant – Buxton
Village Green – Eyam
Rambler Inn – Edale
Three Roofs Café – Castleton
Choosing a hotel near the Peak District
When you’re planning your Peak District accommodation, it can be a good idea to look outside the national park. The Peaks are surrounded by vibrant towns and cities, where reliable, comfortable hotels abound. For high standards, you can trust Accor hotels options in Manchester, Sheffield, and Derby.
When you choose a city-stay to contrast your national park holiday, you can enjoy all the security of an Accor hotel with easy access to the Peak District. When you drive, you’ll be able to reach the entire Peak District in no time, while convenient train services can also carry you into the national park.
Make the most of your Peak District holiday and enjoy peace of mind from start to finish when you choose an Accor hotel for your UK staycation.