Why People Love Short Breaks in the Peak District
With so many beautiful and affordable places available to go and visit in the UK, it's surprising that UK residents spend huge amounts of money going abroad just for the weekend. One of the best places in the UK to take a short weekend break is Derbyshire and the Peak District in the North of England. Whether you want a relaxing weekend taking a simple stroll around the countryside or something more challenging such as sailing or rock climbing, the Peak District allows anyone of any age to have a fantastic weekend without having the hassle (or the price) of leaving the country. One of the most spectacular things about spending time in the Peak District National Park is the natural, beautiful views. One particular area of outstanding natural beauty is Dovedale, lying in the heart of Derbyshire and the Peak District. Dovedale is an ideal place to take a weekend break as it has something to offer for everyone. The centre of Dovedale has numerous shops and cafes that are perfect for wasting an afternoon in and pubs that are perfect for having a drink in front of an open fire and enjoying a home cooked pub meal. Dovedale is also a great place to stay for hikers. The area has plenty of walking routes for hikers of every level, whether that means a gentle stroll around the river or a more challenging hike up the mountains and along the ridges. Dovedale is home to the famous stepping stones, attracting a million visitors a year they are definitely worth sightseeing even if you daren't try and cross the slippery stepping stones yourself. Dovedale and the surrounding areas have plenty of places to stay for every kind of weekend break. Whether it be a small, simple bed and breakfast near the centre of town for people who want a weekend hiking and seeing the sights, or a luxury spa hotel, there is definitely something for every type of holiday maker and at every price. Staying in the UK for a weekend break means no flights, no passports and less planning. Many people decide to take a weekend break at very short notice, for example, if they get an unexpected day off at work or if the weather forecast is expected to be nice. With so many beautiful places across the country, including the natural beauty that is the Peak District, short breaks in the UK are a fantastic idea for holiday makers on any budget.
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