This fantastic tour takes us into the heart of the glorious Peak District where we travel through scenic countryside to visit Chatsworth House, as well as the famous "Dambuster" Ladybower Reservoir and Summer Wine Country Holmfirth. Image: © Chatsworth House Trust
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Hotel Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall & Spa

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 •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Chatsworth House

  • Journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • Guided tour of Holmfirth

  • Afternoon Tea in Holmfirth

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to our hotel with time to explore the hotel facilities before dinner.

Day 2

Bakewell & Chatsworth House
In the morning we stop off in the traditional market town of Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell puddings. We then 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. Then we call in at the Chatsworth Farm Shop, in the nearby village of Pilsley.

Day 3

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Castleton & Ladybower Reservoir
This morning we escape to the Countryside on board Derbyshire's longest heritage railway; Ecclesbourne Valley Railway! We then have free time in the charming village of Castleton, known 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

Holmfirth
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Last of the Summer Wine Country as we head for Holmfirth. A quirky market town which is home to the comedy classic and longest running TV comedy programme to have appeared on British television. Explore the sites of Nora Batty's steps, Sid's café, Compo's former home, the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition and the Wrinkled Stocking Tea Room. We take a guided look around before Afternoon Tea and returning to the hotel via the Peaks one last time.

Day 5

We enjoy our last fully cooked breakfast at the hotel and make our way back home.

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