Ideal for a family holiday, this spacious, welcoming cottage is located on the Derbyshire Dales…
Experience the thrill of steam on the Peak Rail preserved railway, which operates over four miles between Matlock and Rowsley, and is open to the public throughout the year. The line was part of the old Midland Railway’s route between Manchester Central and London St Pancras, which was closed in 1968. Most of the rest is now the Monsal Trail walking and riding route. The northern terminus at Rowsley Station is on the site of the former LMS/BR locomotive depot. Facilities include an exhibition showing how the line was rebuilt by volunteers.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, weekends & BHs. Also open midweek during summer months. Please check website for timetable
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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