|Bakewell ||Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Wye, with the river meandering gently through the centre, this beautiful old market town is in the heart of the Peak District, surrounded by stunning countryside views. Famous for its Puddings, Annual events and for receiving royal charter as a market town in 1330, markets are still held every Monday in the town centre and there is a thriving livestock market. Bakewell makes for a great place to visit with plenty to see as you wander through its lanes or along the river.|
|Buxton||Buxton is home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is the Buxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year along with abundant shopping for those who enjoy a touch of "retail therapy".|
|Castleton ||This small village at the upper end of the Hope Valley really does have something for every visitor - a ruined castle; exciting caves; a stunning backdrop and buildings |
that make the whole village like one from a Brothers Grimm story book. If you are lucky enough to be in the area at chrismas time, it also hosts some wonderful seasonal events.
Castleton is renowned for its Blue John Stone, a form of Fluorspa, historically mined within two of the Castleton caverns - Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern - and a selection of jewellery can be found on sale in the village from the small pieces that are still mined and polished.
The village boast six pubs and numerous cafes scattered amongst it's winding lanes and footpaths, all of which lead back to the main street, which bustles with activity all year round, whether it be celebrating Garland Day in May, or providing festive entertainment in December.
|Eyam||Eyam, the infamous "Plaque Village" of the Peak District, is a significant local village, renowned for the plaque outbreak in 1665 that occured after contaminated cloth was brought to the village, from London|
A great place to walk around; it still has the original Plaque cottages to view whilst also being the location of the charming St Lawrences Church with its famous celtic cross. It possesses a village Museum detailing the villages history along with its own Hall and accompanying Buttery, which houses local craft shops.
The village has events throughout the year for vistors to enjoy, with Wakes Week and Carnival at the end of August beginning of September.