Top Attractions in the Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles so it’s no wonder that there are a multitude of attractions to visit in this much loved area. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or as a couple, you will find plenty to do for every taste and every budget. Below are some of the area’s top attractions which should be in your itinerary for your weekend break in the Peak District...
Chatsworth House is set in acres of stunning park land and the tranquil River Derwent runs through the grounds. Chatsworth House is a treat for the whole family as the grounds include a farmyard, an adventure playground, regular arts and crafts workshops and an enchanting garden complete with waterfalls. Chatsworth House is a must for any short break in the Peak District - visit the Chatsworth House website to find out what’s on.
Alton Towers is just a short drive from the Peak District so it’s well worth a visit to this hugely popular theme park during your short break in the Peaks. Top rides at Alton Towers include Nemesis, Oblivion and the new Thirteen, which is the world's first vertical freefall drop rollercoaster and a must for anyone seeking an adrenaline rush. If you prefer something a little more laidback then check out the historic gardens and The Towers, the ruins of the stately home from which the theme park derived its name. Visit the Alton Towers website to find out what’s on.
Allestree Park provides a superb day out for the whole family as the Park features beautiful scenery and a range of activities including a number of walks through the woodland and open parkland. Keen golfers can enjoy a stunning 18 hole golf course while animal lovers can meet farmyard friends in the pet’s corner. If you like fishing then there is also a beautiful lake where you can spend the day relaxing while you wait for the fish to bite.
There are hundreds of things to do during a weekend break in the Peak District but make sure that these three are at the top of your list.
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