2nd – 6th May 2022
Discover the heart of the glorious Peak District with its idyllic towns and villages, hills and valleys, lakes and reservoirs and stunning National Trust properties. In just 5-days, you’ll see some of the best that this area has to offer, including visits to the beautiful Chatsworth House and stunning Haddon Hall, as well as the famous “Dambuster” Ladybower Reservoir.
Prices are per paying passenger and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and a minimum of 30 paying passengers. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
With your accommodation based just outside the city of Sheffield, and just a few-miles from the edge of the Peak District, you’ll be picked up from Sheffield train station and transferred to your hotel in time for your evening meal.
Today you will travel to Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District. There are many rooms to explore, including the magnificent Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery as well as a diverse art collection to admire, in addition to the famous gardens. Following your visit we call in at the Chatsworth Farm Shop, in the nearby village of Pilsley.
In the afternoon, you will visit the popular market town of Bakewell, set in an enviable location on the banks of the Wye, with the river meandering gently through the centre, this beautiful old market town is in the heart of the Peak District, surrounded by stunning countryside views. Famous for its Puddings and for receiving royal charter as a market town in 1330, markets are still held every Monday in the town centre.
After breakfast, you will visit the thermal spa town of Buxton. Home of Buxton Water and located in the centre of the Peak District, famous Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as stunning ornamental gardens provide the perfect place for some time at leisure. After some free time for lunch, you’ll visit the charming village of Castleton, known as the “Gem of the Peaks”, after which you’ll continue your scenic drive enjoying the wonderful view of the Ladybower Reservoir, which, along with the Derwent and Howden reservoirs, was made famous during World War II when it was used by the Dambusters RAF squadron to practice low level flying techniques.
Your morning will begin at the Elizabethan country house of Hardwick Hall which since its creation in the 1500s by ‘Bess of Hardwick’, has been contributed to by descendants, craftsmen, farmers and gardeners and more. You’ll discover the stories of Hardwick and enjoy the beautiful landscape it is set within. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Grade I listed building of Renishaw Hall & Gardens which has been home to the Sitwell family for over 350 years, and entry to the on-site museum.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Sheffield station to continue your onward journey home.
Located just outside Sheffield city centre and 2 miles from the edge of the beautiful Peak District, the Kenwood Hall Hotel is set in 12 acres of parkland with its own lake and attractive gardens dating back to the 1860s. The bedrooms have all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay including a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant and bar area offer plenty of comfortable seating to relax after your day exploring the beautiful Peak District or you could enjoy the hotel’s leisure and spa facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room and gym.
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The safety of all our groups is of paramount importance to us. Venture Abroad has rigorous safety checks in place and its own Safety Management Policy.