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For anyone looking for a great place for a well earned holiday or getaway into the English countryside where you are surrounded by beautiful and breathtaking scenery that has plenty of places for a host of rural activities, the Derbyshire Peak District is the right place.
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The diversity of the countryside landscape around the Derbyshire Peak District offers many different outdoor sports and pastimes, but it is always a firm favourite with cyclists. With the miles of dedicated cycle paths, it’s easy to see why it is the most visited National Park on the British Isles by tourists.
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The Peak District National Park became the first designated UK National Park back in 1951. It is situated between the highland areas of England and the lowland counties to the south. You can see visual indications of this as you move around the landscape from the topography and its features. This is notably marked out by the distinctive and varied landscapes...
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With the growing trend for cycling and over the last two decades the ever growing appeal of mountain biking as a way to not only keep fit, but to also get out and ride in the countryside, its no wonder so many cyclists and mountain bikers head off to the Peak District in Derbyshire to experience some scenic rural off road riding. The beauty of cycling...
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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....
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In the old days a holiday in Britain was stereotypically portrayed as a dreary experience compared to other ‘international’ holiday destinations. An image of eating fish and chips in a rainy seaside resort plastered with bed and breakfasts was the normal perception of a holiday in the UK’s mainland. Thankfully the UK’s tourism industry has...
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Why Whaley Bridge is so Popular

Posted by on August 13, 2010
Situated on the river Goyt the charming town of Whaley Bridge sits nestled between Macclesfield and Sheffield. The town is located within the high peak district of Derbyshire and enjoys the same scenic landscapes and views that the area is renowned for. Whaley Bridge is often referred to as the gateway to the Goyt valley, the valley being a large...
The world is filled with natural attractions that invoke almost any emotion you would care to name in those who see them. They exist in every country and people will travel to see them regardless of if that involves just looking out their kitchen window or getting on a plane and flying half way around the world. The national parks of the United Kingdom...
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Chatsworth House

Posted by on April 30, 2010
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire has been a popular destination for people staying in Derbyshire cottages since it began opening to the public. The reasons for this were to try and make some of the money that the family who owned it were required to pay in taxes after the Second World War. With its extensive gardens and ornate interiors, Chatsworth House...
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One of the best things about the Peak District from the perspective of a visitor is that there are no boundaries. I mean, of course there are boundaries, but you can walk onto or off the park from any side of it, on any footpath or road. There are no barriers to pass through, not even any signs to indicate that you are leaving the park. One moment...