A unique and interesting historical visit to Derwent Reservoir and The Dambusters story

22 June 2022

The Derwent Valley The Derwent valley and its surrounding countryside in the Hope Valley is a stunning place to visit, steeped in history and located in North Derbyshire, lying approximately 10 miles from both Glossop and Sheffield. Driving by car Travelling there by car is a must. It is roughly a 20-mile journey from us…

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Visit Cascades Gardens for a great day out in the Peak District

13 June 2022

The wonderful Cascades Gardens where the Budda offers a peaceful setting with which to relax.

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Lyme Park


11 April 2022

Lyme Park in Cheshire is, quite simply, that quintessentially glorious English National Trust property, a short 8 – mile drive from our guesthouse in Buxton and takes no more than 30 minutes from door to door. It has been owned by the Leigh family for just under 600 years With no less than six centuries…

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Biddulph Grange Garden

5 August 2021

The National Trust’s Biddulph Grange garden is based in Staffordshire; a mere 40 – minute drive from our guesthouse in Buxton and is well worth a visit for all garden lovers. With its famous Chinese garden, dahlia walk, an Egyptian garden, and a half-timbered Cheshire cottage among many of its fascinating features, these make visiting…

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Thornbridge Hall & gardens

Thornbridge Hall & gardens

3 August 2021

On a bright summer’s day in July, on a rare morning with a few hours to spare we chose to visit Thornbridge Hall & gardens at Ashford in the Water (2 miles from Bakewell town centre), a place we drive past regularly on our way to collect some of our locally sourced breakfast produce. On…

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Buxton Country Park and Solomon’s Temple

17 June 2021

Buxton Country Park and Solomon’s Temple is a great, local walk. It will take you on a circular loop through the famous Pavilion Gardens, up through Higher Buxton to Poole’s Cavern, Grinlow woods and Buxton Country Park where you can admire the fine views from the top of Solomon’s Temple, a fortified hilltop folly, funded…

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Dovedale walk – stunning scenery in delightful Derbyshire

25 May 2021

Lord Byron, writing to a friend commented of Dovedale, “I assure you there are things in Derbyshire as noble as in Greece or Switzerland” – this Dovedale walk is well known as a honey-pot tourist destination. ‘Highlighting the finest works of Mother Nature’ hailed by the Royal Geographial Society as one of the seven natural…

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Great Restaurants in Buxton

21 May 2021

Over the years we have had many guests ask us for advice on where to eat while staying with us. Our guide for Restaurants in Buxton offers recommendations that come directly from our past guests’ favourites’ while staying in the beautiful spa town of Buxton. So we have put together this handy guide to help…

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Spotlight on Crich Tramway Village

3 May 2021

When you visit Crich Tramway Village you can be transported back in time on their wonderful vintage trams or soak up the atmosphere that harks back to a different era with a visit to the shops and enjoy the tea rooms and pub – all on site. Home of the National Tramway Museum, it is…

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Chatsworth House and gardens in Derbyshire

13 April 2021

A visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens in Derbyshire Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions…

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