Chatsworth House is a treasure trove of historical wonders, and at this time of year is all dressed up for the festive season and has its own Christmas market. We also travel to Nottingham for the wonderful Winter Wonderland.
Day 1 A taxi picks you up from home to take you to your tour coach, which then heads north toward Derby, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 Today we make our way to Denby Pottery Village where we have time to browse and do a spot of Christmas shopping before a two-course lunch. In the afternoon we travel to Nottingham for the annual Winter Wonderland. Browse over 70 traditional, Bavarian-style stalls oﬀering handmade jewellery, woolly winter wear, wooden crafts, gifts and a whole host of delicious homemade and artisan food and drink to sample and take away.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with a chance to see all the beautifully decorated ground ﬂoor rooms, with elaborate festive displays and breathtaking Christmas trees. You can also purchase refreshments at the café, visit the shop and explore the small Christmas Market.
Day 4 We leave Mickleover after breakfast and travel south with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We arrive in the local area early evening.
Our modern four-star hotel is located in Mickleover, near Derby. The hotel has two bars and Waves Health & Leisure Club featuring indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.