Houses & Heritage of The Peak District

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Kedleston Hall

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as Kedleston Hall, built between 1759 and 1765 for the Curzon family who have lived in the area since the 12th century and boasting the most complete and least altered sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England – continue to the 3* Jurys Inn in Sheffield.

Day 2 – Cromford Mill, Heights of Abraham & Haddon Hall

In 1771 Sir Richard Arkwright designed and built the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and today Cromford Mill is the centrepiece of the World Heritage listed Derwent Valley Mills – the cable car to the Heights of Abraham high above Matlock Bath and opposite High Tor affords magnificent views of the Derwent Valley and gives an insight into the lead mining activities of the Peak District – guided tour of Haddon Hall explores a fortified manor house dating from the 12th century and surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens.

Day 3 – Bakewell & Chatsworth House

Morning in Bakewell, famous for the production of the ‘tart’ or Bakewell Pudding as it is known locally – Chatsworth, one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates and the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, offers famous works of art, spectacular fountains and fine shopping, all set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park.

Day 4 – Renishaw Hall and Gardens & Hardwick Hall

Guided tour of Renishaw Hall, home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years, followed by free time to explore the Italianate gardens – Hardwick Hall, a 16th century Elizabethan treasure house and a magnificent statement of the wealth and status of its builder, Bess of Hardwick, is almost unchanged since she lived here giving a rare insight into the formality of Elizabethan courtly life.

Day 5 – Sudbury Hall

Stop at a convenient property en route home such as the 17th century Sudbury Hall, offering richly decorated interiors including woodcarvings by Grinling Gibbons and the Great Staircase, while in the 19th century service wing the National Trust Museum of Childhood traces the experience of childhood over the last 200 years – return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide on Days 2 to 4

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Kedleston Hall

Cromford Mill

Cable car to the Heights of Abraham 

Haddon Hall - guided tour

Guided tour of Bakewell

Chatsworth House

Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Hardwick Hall

17th century Sudbury Hall

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the centrally located 3* Jurys Inn in Sheffield. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Tissington Hall - a beautiful Jacobean mansion and the home of eight generations of the FitzHerbert family
  • Lyme Park - dating from the 16th century and set in 15 acres of formal gardens and a 1300 acre deer park, the architecture is a mixture of Palladian, Baroque and Gothic and the library contains one of the rare Caxton missals
  • Crich Tramway Village - overlooking the famous Derwent Valley, this lovingly restored period village is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives
  • Bolsover Castle - a unique survival of a Stuart ‘prodigy house’, this fashionable retreat into an imaginary golden age of chivalry was designed solely for pleasure and extravagant display

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Houses & Heritage of The Peak District

Date of tour: June 2016

Let me say how well the Tour arrangements went. Again it was a highly successful Tour, the itinerary worked well and there were so many different aspects to it that there was something for everyone. The only comment was that I had packed so much in that there was not always enough time to see everything. But perhaps that will encourage our members to go back to Derbyshire again and sample their many delights. I cannot thank you enough for all your help to me over the 8 years I have organised Society Tours. It has been a pleasure to work with everyone at Tailored Travel and I trust my successor enjoys it as much as I have.

VW, Kingston upon Thames

Date of tour: May 2016

I wanted to write to let you know that we had a great holiday in the Peak District with everything going well – even the promised rainy weather failed to arrive! Joan our guide, with her knowledgeable but light touch and humour fitted our group perfectly. John the driver went the extra mile time and again, being enormously helpful throughout. Everyone who went enjoyed their holiday and I am very grateful to you for all your help and wise advice – many thanks indeed. The hotel worked well and I can give you more detail on this if you are interested. You were absolutely right that using porters for the baggage would be clumsy, but we managed. The staff were particularly helpful and friendly. My colleague at the Club, Tom, will be organising our holiday next year – I have taken the liberty of suggesting that when he gets his thoughts together he should contact you to discuss it all. With best wishes and many thanks again.

RL, Hemel Hempstead

Date of tour: March 2015

Just a thank you for all your hard work in getting the trip to the Peak District together and the support during the trip. It all went well and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you once again.

VN, Royston

Date of tour: June 2014

I want to thank you all for organising the holiday in Derbyshire everyone seemed to have had a good time and the hotel was very helpful in a few changes that had to be made for a couple of our more immobile members. The weather was very kind and forgot to rain which was a bonus. Cynthia, our driver, was as excellent as usual. In all the years that I have known her she has never been ruffled about anything. Cool, calm and collected. Thank you.

MP, Tonbridge

Date of tour: May 2012

Just to say how much we enjoyed our holiday to the Peak District. The hotel was excellent and perfectly situated. Many, many thanks.

BM, Woodford Green

Date of tour: May 2012

Thank you for all your hard work for the tour to Derbyshire - everything went according to plan and every venue was a huge success. The hotel made us feel very comfortable and they did keep the tables reserved for us for breakfast and dinner which made it all very easy for my members. The coach company did us proud - the driver was very good and the seats were some of the most comfortable we have had.

JS, Honiton

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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