Local Attractions & Things to Do.

The Rest is ideally situated for a variety of activities. It is possible to park your car and never use it again during your stay.

Walking and cycling from the doorstep is really an option. In addition there are endless walks and several other cycling trails only a short car ride away. Watersports, horse riding, museums, galleries, farm parks, industrial heritage sites, historic railways are all on offer.

These are some of our local favourites:

The Tissington Trail, Ilam Hall grounds and tearoom, the picturesque village of Tissington and its Hall, and Ashbourne town centre are all very close by.

Alton Towers, Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth House, Carsington Water and Haddon Hall are all within 30 minutes drive.

Slightly further afield the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cromford, Matlock and Derby are all within 40 minutes drive.

Rainy day ideas

There are cinemas at Uttoxeter and Derby with independent cinemas at Belper and Wirksworth.

There are several leisure centres nearby too, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Wirksworth, Leek, Derby etc

Many more National Trust Historic Houses are also with easy reach; Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall, Hardwick Hall.

Go underground and visit caves such as Pooles Cavern in Buxton and Heights of Abraham, Matlock.

For more ideas on things to do see www.visitpeakdistrict.com