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Darley Dale is located on the A6 between Matlock and Bakewell on the edge of the Peak District National Park. There are excellent local shops including mini super market, fish bar, Chemist etc and convenient for the Arc Leisure Centre. Ideally situated for the delightful open countryside, fine views and pleasant walks and within commuting distance of Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield.
The Peak District offers a huge range of things to see and do. Chatsworth House is only a 15 minute drive away and the historic town of Bakewell is just a little further on. There you can wander around the cobbled streets and browse in many independent shops and you couldn't go to Bakewell without trying the famous Bakewell Pudding!Matlock is only a 15 minute walk where you with find all the usual amenities including Sainsbury’s. There are plenty of bars and restaurants including; Italian, Indian & Thai and some lovely independent shops selling antiques, collectibles and interiors. You will find a lovely park too located next to the Derwent River with plenty of facilities including; flower garden, Wi-Fi, coffee shop, tennis courts, mini golf, a skate board deck, children's playground with pool and train and boat rides for the kids.Drive a little further n and you will arrive in Matlock Bath. There you can take a cable car and view the stunning Derwent Valley from High above! The young ones will have a great time at Gulliver’s Kingdom and if the sporty fancy having a go at canoeing there's the chance to navigate the River Derwent here. There is so much to see and do in the area that our website provides will provide you with full details of all attractions, activities, historical and cultural interests, things to do with the kids and even rainy day suggestions!
Recommended Places to Visit: Bakewell Chatsworth House, gardens, adventure playground and farmshop Haddon Hall Carsington Water & visitors centre Matlock Bath
Annual Events: Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Game Each year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, one of the world's oldest, largest, longest and maddest football games takes place. The two teams consist of around a hundred players, and the playing field is 3 miles long, 2 miles wide and has the town of Ashbourne in the middle! 19th - 26th April - Hardwick Hall at Easter - This Easter at Hardwick, spend the holidays taking part in the family activities, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt (19th - 22nd April), a chance to see the 'We are Bess' exhibition in the Hall, walks, wildlife and plenty of fresh air and outdoors to explore. 10th - 12th May 2019 Dobson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials - A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth Park 30th May - 5th June Tissington Well Dressings. Tissington in Derbyshire, is a well managed estate village which has an ideal blend of duckpond, trees, cottages, church, tearooms and an old hall. To many, Tissington seems to be the model village. 5th - 9th June RHS Flower Show Chatsworth House - A delightful mix of gardening inspiration, spectacular summer colour, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within a magnificent setting of Chatsworth House and Gardens 30th August - 1st September Chatsworth Country Fair - The Chatsworth Country Fair is one of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events. Held in the Chatsworth Park in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, it attracts visitors from all over the country for a family fun day out. With a packed programme of grand ring entertainment, a cookery theatre and fine food village, there's lots to see and do. In the showground, you can try your hand at heritage country sports, rural country crafts, and admire the vintage and military vehicles on display. The Chatsworth Country Fair is a truly memorable day out for all the family, with all the fun of the vintage fairground for the young and young at heart.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Plough Inn in the village offers good pub food and a short walk to Barringtons you can chose from Light Bites at lunch to the famous Barringtons Sunday Roast to the Evening Menu offering traditional to more contemporary dishes, all freshly prepared, using local produce. A short drive away is the multi-award winning Tandoori Restaurant, The Shalimar.
Local Sports: Walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, wind sailing, swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, clay pigeon shooting, ballooning, gliding, rock climbing, caving, pot holing.
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