Where To Stay In The Peak District Part 3
Many people deciding on where to stay in the Peak District will often find themselves overwhelmed when confronted with a plethora of names for villages, spa-towns, hamlets, and so on, that all sound equally as promising, and equally as vague, if they are visiting the peaks for the first time. Because a map of the peak district will only reveal the locations of these quaintly named dots, without providing any information on what they may expect to find upon arrival, here is a brief condensed guide of a few spots of interest that may allure the tourist, traveller, or general rambler, at a loss for where to stay in the Peak District.
The village of Dovedale pulls in a respectable two million visitors a year, setting it apart from most other destinations as the most popular national treasure the Peaks has to offer. Following the meandering banks of the River Dove, Dovedale is rich in biodiversity and green splendour, making it a perfect retreat for those with an interest in ornithology, floriology, or simply rich and resplendent views basked in the glory of the valleys and the sun. The small village of Flagg is a microcosm in and of itself of the sort of scenery that the southern end of the Peak District National Park typifies. The National walk of Limestone Way passes by the village, offering opportunities for family excursions or lone rambles through the copses and dells that encase the village, which in itself is steeped in local legend, the most prominent being that of the haunted skull, contained within the bowels of Flagg Hall. Grindleford hosts many activities, including sports clubs, horticultural societies, and walking groups, on whose expeditions you are likely to encounter many examples of the local critters and wildlife which epitomise this little corner of England's green and pleasant land.
On the other hand, Castleton contains many caves and caverns to be explored at your own behest, and is situated close to the flowing trail of Winnats Pass, which connects the two cities of Sheffield and Manchester, cities that you would be forgiven for thinking a million miles away from the small colloquial confines of Castleton's sleepy rooftops and cobbled streets. These are just a few examples of suggested locations of where to stay in the Peak District, for those looking for a little more information on the best places to visit if they should be planning on visiting this treasure trove of a national park.
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