There's so much to see, do and enjoy in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales & Peak District National Park...
The small village of Two Dales, complete with pub, lies between the popular towns of Matlock and Bakewell, capital town of the UK's oldest national park, the Peak District. Close to Chatsworth House, awarded the title of UK's finest Stately Home by the Times in a recent poll, all five cottages are well-placed for a holiday in the Derbyshire Dales which adjoins the Peak Park itself.
Whether you intend to enjoy lots of walking or perhaps lots of doing absolutely nothing (!) you have the choice of these options and everything in between too. Fancy Sunday lunch on a steam train? You've got it, just 5 minutes up the road. How about an afternoon in England's finest Medieval House followed by sumptuous Bakewell Pudding in Bakewell? No problem, that's all within easy reach.
Matlock Bath or 'Derbyshire-on-Sea', as some choose to call it, is a mecca for motorcyclists at weekends and the range of fish and chip shops, amusement arcades and other entertainment will keep the family happy for hours. If that's not your cup of tea, you can choose to expore the famous Peak District gritstone edges where rock climbing routes abound for climbers of all skill-levels.
Blue John Caven, Castleton - The world famous Blue John Cavern in Castleton in the Peak District has been said to be the finest that can be seen by the general public in Western Europe.
There are great facilities including a new cafe (open at weekends) to enjoy a light snack before or after your tour of the cavern.
Also visit the fabulous shops, one at the Cavern & one in the village, to view some of the stunning Blue John jewellery and gifts available.
Up & coming events
10th - 12th May 2019
Dobson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials -
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth Park
5th - 9th June
RHS Flower Show -
A delightful mix of gardening inspiration, spectacular summer colour, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within a magnificent setting of Chatsworth House and Gardens