Pick of The Peaks!

This holiday takes you into the heart of the Peak District, with a unique canal cruise through the Derwent Valley, a visit to Crich Tramway Village and to the jewel of the Peak District, the magnificent Chatsworth House. With the option of staying in a city centre or countryside hotel, choose what most suits your groups.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive in Derbyshire before dinner.

Day 2 Cromford & Crich Tramway Village 22/39 mile round trip
Our first stop is Cromford where we will take a return 2 hour journey on a narrow boat through a restored canal. Volunteers will regale us with stories of what life was like back in the day as we cruise through the picturesque Derwent valley. We complete our morning at Cromford Mills where we will enjoy a guided tour. We discover how Sir Richard Arkwright built his empire when he pioneered the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mills. In the afternoon we visit Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum containing a fleet of 60 trams, a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and printing shop. We will have the chance to explore this village museum and ride the trams.

Day 3 Chatsworth House & Bakewell 46/62 mile round trip
Today we travel to Chatsworth House in the heart of the Peak District. During our visit we have many rooms to explore, including the magnificent Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also has a diverse art collection to enjoy. Following our visit we call in at Chatsworth Farm Shop, which offers an excellent selection of produce from the estate and even sells Chatsworth’s own ale! Before returning to our hotel we head to the traditional market town of Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell puddings.

Day 4 National Brewery Centre Museum & Kedleston Hall (NT) 36/32 mile round trip
This morning we visit The National Brewery Centre Museum in Burton on Trent, where we will learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing. We will enjoy a guided tour and sample some of the award winning ales brewed on site. In the afternoon, we visit Kedleston Hall. The last of Derbyshire’s great houses to be built to rival Chatsworth, it was built for lavish entertaining and contains extensive collections of art.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we depart our hotel and begin our journey home.
Legend

Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland

Derby
AAA+ No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
This 4 star hotel is one of the first built Victorian railway hotels in the UK and was frequented by Queen Victoria herself! With its own sense of tradition, character, elegance and charm, the hotel is located within walking distance of the city centre and within easy reach of the Peak District. All 102 bedrooms are of a good size with high ceilings and the public areas have been furnished to a high standard throughout. The restaurant offers an intimate dining experience and there is an elegant bar and lounge. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Makeney Hall Hotel

Milford, Derbyshire
AAA Country House Hotel
This 3 star country house hotel is located in the Amber Valley countryside, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views. Due to the structure of the hotel, 18 of the 46 bedrooms are located in the courtyard area (accessible via a covered walkway) where the majority of ground floor rooms are located.The courtyard bedrooms are modern in style whilst those in the main building are more traditional. Meals are generally served in one of the character private rooms overlooking the gardens. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Makeney Hall Hotel

Milford, Derbyshire
4 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
(Selected Dates Only)
Twin from £199pp to £239pp
Double For Sole Use Supplement from £90

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner


Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland

Derby, Derbyshire
4 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
(Selected Dates Only)
Based on Thursday arrivals
Twin from £205pp
No Single Supplement (max 7, incl. driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£199 for 5 days

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