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3* Makeney Hall Hotel, Milford, Belper
This magnificent Victorian country mansion is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breath-taking views of the Amber Valley. There is a bar and restaurant and the en-suite bedrooms have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a lift and complimentary Wi-Fi.
· 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
· Welcome tea/coffee
· Choice of menu
· Tea/coffee after dinner
· 2-hour narrow boat cruise
· Entrance to Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills, Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth House & Gardens & Kedleston Hall
· Guided tour & tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum
· Escorted throughout
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.D
We begin in Cromford, where we enjoy a return 2-hour narrow boat cruise through the picturesque Derwent Valley. We finish our morning with a guided tour of Cromford Mills World Heritage Site, the first mill complex and birthplace of the modern factory system. We then visit Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum with a traditional vintage tram.Br, D
We spend time at leisure at spectacular Chatsworth House which contains works of art that span 4,000 years, followed by a visit to Chatsworth Farm Shop. In the afternoon, we visit the traditional market town of Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell puddings.Br, D
Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum in Burton-upon-Trent, before visiting Kedleston Hall in the afternoon. The last of Derbyshire's great houses to be built to rival Chatsworth, the Hall was built for lavish entertaining and contains extensive collections of art.Br, D
After breakfast we begin our journey home.Br