This fantastic tour takes us into the heart of the glorious Peak District where we travel through scenic countryside to visit Chatsworth House and stunning Hardwick Hall and Renishaw Hall - as well as the famous "Dambuster" Ladybower Reservoir. Image: © Chatsworth House Trust
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Laura Ashley afternoon tea

  • Entrance to Chatsworth House and Gardens

  • Entrance to Hardwick Hall

  • Entrance to Renishaw Hall, Gardens and Museum

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to our hotel where we can enjoy a welcome tea/coffee. We have plenty of time to settle in and explore the hotel facilities before dinner.

Day 2

Chatsworth House & Chesterfield
Today we 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 our visit we call in at the Chatsworth Farm Shop, in the nearby village of Pilsley. In the afternoon, we visit the popular market town of Chesterfield, dominated by its famous crooked spire; before heading back to the hotel for a Laura Ashley afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Day 3

Buxton, Castleton & Ladybower Reservoir
After breakfast, we travel to 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. We have free time for lunch here before visiting the charming town of Castleton, knowen as the "Gem of the Peaks", after which we continue our 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.

Day 4

Hardwick Hall & Renishaw Hall & Gardens
We begin our morning at the Elizabethan country house of Hardwick Hall which, since its creation in the 1500s by 'Bess of Hardwick', has been contributed to by descendents, craftsmen, farmers, gardeners and more. We discover the stories of Hardwick and enjoy the beautiful landscape it is set within. In the afternoon, we make our way to the Grade 1 listed building of Renishaw Hall & Gardens. Here, we enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent building, which has been home to the Sitwell family for over 350 years, and entry to the on-site museum.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way back home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa, Sheffield

Located just 1 mile from Sheffield city centre and 2 miles from 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.

• Lift • TV • Telephone • Tea/coffee making facilities • Complimentary toiletries • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing Board • Free Wi-Fi • Indoor Swimming Pool • Spa • Sauna • Gym • Restaurant • Bar •

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