Campervan trip to the Peak District

Well-known to most Brits, but often overlooked by international travelers, the Peak District in Derbyshire has something for everyone. It's less than a three hour drive from London to the Peak District which makes it an excellent choice for a long weekend.

 

Here are some of our favourite places in the Peak District

 

Bakewell

The beautiful town of Bakewell is famous for its Bakewell Tart. You won't have any trouble finding the delicious desert in this town. It was actually created by mistake when a cook misunderstood a recipe she'd been given!

Bakewell has done well to retain its independent shops and keep the large chain stores out. As the only market town in the Peak District National Park it serves as a point from which to take day trips.

 

Tissington Trail

 

The Tissington Trail is a walking/cycling path that follows the route of an old railway line from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne. Bikes can be hired along the way from the old station buildings. Unsurprisingly the Peak District does have some hills, but because the path follows the railway it is pretty flat. Many of the original bridges and tunnels are still intact which gives a real sense of what it used to be like when the old steam trains used this route.

 

Chatsworth House

One of England's most beautiful stately homes, Chatsworth House stands on the east bank of the river Derwent surrounded by its magnificent managed parks and gardens. The house itself contains a large collection of priceless paintings and sculptures. The house is regularly voted Britain's favourite country house.

 

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