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The Peak District

The Derbyshire historical market town of Bakewell is known for many things and not just its baking delights that it shares its name with, but most of all its location, right in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

A  big day during the week in the town of Bakewell is Monday, as Monday is the day of the town’s weekly traditional market. Where local traders and businesses offer their wares and local produce for sale to the general public. So it’s no surprise that holiday visitors and locals flock to Bakewell on this particular day.

Another notable town in this area of the Peak District is the Spa town of “Buxton”, sometimes referred to as the “Gateway to the Peak District”. Buxton has its own naturally occurring geothermal underground spring hence the town’s name-sake and a particular brand of bottled water by the same name.

Buxton is a beautiful rural town steeped in history with many interesting historic architectural landmarks and must visit buildings, like the “The Devonshire Dome” (built between1780–1789) of which the span of the dome is larger than that of St Pauls in London, “Buxton Opera House”, which is the highest altitude opera house in the UK, the “Natural Baths”, which sit on the original site of the Buxton Roman baths, “The Pump Room” was built in 1884. Opposite the pump room is Buxton’s own “Crescent” (built between 1780–1784) which was styled on Bath’s Royal Crescent.

Whether you are looking for Derbyshire Cottages to rent for your holiday or a local Peak District Cottage, one thing is for sure you will have plenty to see and do while you are there and have one of the UK’s most beautiful National Parks within easy access.


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