We explore delightful Derbyshire and the Peak District with visits to Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Crich Tramway Village, and include a tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum.
Day 1 After a taxi pick up from your home, we head north, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and reaching our hotel late afternoon. A welcome drink will be served before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests.
Day 2 We begin our day in Ashbourne, with its winding cobbled streets and listed buildings, including the beautiful St Oswald’s Parish Church with its striking 212 feet high spire, described by classic author George Eliot as the 'ﬁnest single spire in England'. Our afternoon is spent at Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum where we can travel on vintage trams through the lovingly restored period village.
Day 3 Today we travel to Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District. Visit the house with many wonderful works of art, the chapel, the farm and the gardens with miles of beautiful walks. We then have some time in Bakewell, home to the famous pudding.
Day 4 We visit the National Brewery Centre Museum, for a guided tour and a tasting. In the afternoon we visit Kedleston Hall, 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.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a visit to a pretty Cotswold village for free time to get some lunch, before continuing home, meeting our taxis late afternoon.
Our four-star hotel was one of the ﬁrst built Victorian railway hotels and was visited by Queen Victoria herself! The hotel has comfortable bar, lounge and restaurant and bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms.