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Peak District Tour

Discover a region of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns in the Peak District National Park. The area is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and traditional events, such as the unique Derbyshire custom of Well Dressing.

From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, the Peak District has just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country to explore.

As well as opportunities to enjoy the stunning landscapes, the tour will also visit some of the famous, historic villages that line the valleys of the Peak District.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Peak District
  • Stay in a fabulous country house hotel
  • Visit the renowned Chatsworth House & Estate
  • Visit stately & historic houses such as Haddon Hall
  • Indulge in some Bakewell Pudding & see the original pudding shop
  • Drive the famed roads of Winnats Pass, Snake Pass, Woodhead Pass, Cat & Fiddle Pass & other great driving roads
  • Learn about the plague village of Eyam
  • Head underground in a boat at Speedwell Cavern
  • See the unique Blue John Cavern
  • Discover the lovely spa town of Buxton
  • See the famous dams of the Upper Derwent Valley
  • Cultural delights such as historic castles & churches, ancient towns & villages, & fascinating museums

Tour Map


Day 1:  Arrive in the Peak District

Arrive anytime after 3pm to check-in to the hotel in Baslow – your base for the next four nights.

Day 2:  Explore the Western Peak District

59 Miles

Spend the day touring the western part of the Peak District, starting with a visit to Bakewell, famed for the unique and eponymous pudding. Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park’s mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.

Continue to picturesque Ashford, with its much-photographed medieval Sheepwash Bridge, and then past Buxton and over the famed Cat & Fiddle Pass. Then loop north and drive back to Buxton, the spa town famed for its beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture.

The route then winds back to Eyam, renowned as the Plague Village, and learn more about the story at the museum. It’s then a short drive back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 3:  A Drive around the Northern Peaks

87 Miles

Explore the northern part of the Peak District with a lovely drive up to Castleton. Visit the Norman ruins of Peveril Castle, or the famous Blue John Cavern, where the semi-precious stone Blue John is found – the only place in the world, or Speedwell Cavern, where there are underground boat trips.

Drive through the gorge of Winnats Pass and past Mam Tor, one of the highest peaks in the area at 517m, to Edale, then loop round to the pretty village of Hope.

Head across Snake Pass and back across the Woodhead Pass and then back to Baslow.

Day 4:  Discov er the Southern Peak District

57 Miles

Start the day with a visit to the pretty estate village of Pilsley before enjoying a scenic drive around the southern part of the Peak District. Many of the villages around here were renowned for lead mining.

Visit Haddon Hall, a medieval and Tudor manor house gem with a fine medieval kitchen and Elizabethan long gallery.

Then drive through the gorgeous Chatsworth Estate and visit the sensational Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s.

Return to the hotel.

Day 5:  Depart for Home

Depart for home after a hearty, full English breakfast.

Where we'll stay

Located on the Chatsworth House Estate, in the small town of Baslow, The Cavendish Hotel restaurant offers locally-sourced food. The excellent restaurant has won an AA two Rosette Award.

The Cavendish Hotel, originally the famous Peacock, is steeped in history, with perfect views and peaceful surroundings. Throughout the hotel you will find open fires, oak beams, antique furnishings, fresh flowers and friendly staff on hand to make your experience enjoyable.

Indulge in beautiful, well-appointed rooms with a view. All are luxuriously appointed & come with all the features you would expect – crisp linen, fluffy towels & robes – all the little touches that make the difference. Rooms have twin or double beds, private bathrooms with bath & shower.

What's included



The Peak District Tour is open to classic, vintage and sports cars of any age. However, the most important requirement is that you take pleasure in motoring through fabulous scenery, deserving of the vehicles we love, relish character hotels and enjoy the company of like-minded travellers.


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