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The Peak District is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. Find an array of attractions to visit and things to do in the Peak District all year round.

From vibrant market towns, historic villages and rural countryside, the Peak District is perfect for holidays throughout the year. Explore a wealth of things to do and attractions in the Peak District right here.

Peak District Attractions

When it comes to attractions in the Peak District, there are simply so many to choose from! Why not experience interesting local history at the Eyam Plague Village Museum, or enjoy the grand Tudor manor house, Haddon Hall in Bakewell?

Even more history can be enjoyed at the World of Wedgwood, a marvellous Peak District attraction. Here, you can learn all about the renowned brand and uncover over 250 years of history. It makes for a charming day out, too, thanks to its stunning, 240-acre Wedgwood Estate.

If you’re after adventurous Peak District attractions, then Alton Towers is for you. This is one of the top attractions in the Peak District, perfect for adrenaline junkies. The theme park offers a range of roller coasters and other rides, as well as the estate’s elegant gardens.

More Peak District Things to Do

Cycle across dales and moors and marvel at grand houses such as Chatsworth House or Sudbury Hall. Even explore the subterranean secrets of the Treak Cliff Caverns in Castleton for something different.

If you’re looking for scenic things to do in the Peak District, going walking is a must! Go for a stroll around the iconic Ladybower Reservoir, one of the most beautiful things to do in the Peak District.

The Combs Reservoir rests on the border of Chapel-en-le-Frith and the national park, and offers a circular walk packed with dramatic sights. A more challenging hike can be enjoyed along the circular trail of Winnats Pass. This excursion will take you by piercing limestone ridges and peaks.

Places to Visit in the Peak District

There are so many places to visit in the Peak District. You could take a trip to Ashbourne with its stunning array of Georgian listed buildings, or visit Bakewell, home of the famous tart. Spend the day exploring Buxton, which is filled with history, while Holmfirth is great for bikers and nature lovers. Other Peak District places to visit include Matlock, Wirksworth and Whaley Bridge.

Make your holiday one to remember by using our things to do in the Peak District Travel Guide…

Haddon Hall image by: J.Hannan-Briggs

  • Alton Towers

    Alton Towers

    Alton Staffordshire ST10 4DB

    Alton Towers theme park has a mix of large rollercoasters, smaller rides and attractions, as well as beautiful gardens that visitors can explore, perfect for adrenaline junkies and families.

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  • Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth House
    Derbyshire DE45 1PP

    The beautiful Chatsworth House and its lovely grounds are nestled in the heart of the Peak District on the east bank of the River Derwent, popular with visitors all year round.

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  • Combs Reservoir

    Combs Reservoir

    High Peak

    SK23 9UW

    This walk takes you around Combs Reservoir near Chapel-en-le-Frith on the edge of the Peak District National Park. For an adventure, follow the shoreline footpath towards the village of Combs.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Train

    Crich Tramway Village

    The National Tramway Museum Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

    Visitors can ride the world-renowned vintage trams through the street. Head out into the countryside to appreciate the remarkable views on offer. Complete with an old-style sweet shop, pub and café.

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  • Eccles Pike

    Eccles Pike
    High Peak SK23 6BY

    Eccles Pike is an isolated hill three miles to the west of Chapel en le Frith. Follow footpaths through the countryside where there are fabulous views to be seen over the Peak District.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Eyam Plague Village Museum

    Hawkhill Road Eyam Hope Valley S32 5QP

    In 1665 the Bubonic Plague arrived at the village of Eyam and instead of fleeing and spreading the disease, the villagers took the selfless decision to cut themselves off from the outside world, the museum honours their sacrifice as well as showing how the village has prospered in the years since.

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  • Haddon Hall

    The Estate Office Haddon Hall Bakewell DE45 1LA

    Recognised as Britain’s most romantic house and gardens, Haddon Hall is the family seat of the Dukes of Rutland and is situated by the River Wye near the town of Bakewell.

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  • High Peak Trail

    High Peak Trail Wirksworth Matlock DE4 4LS

    This 17-mile trail runs from Dowlow (near Buxton) to High Peak Junction (Cromford) and encompasses breath-taking Derbyshire countryside.

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  • Little John's grave

    Little John’s Grave

    St. Michael & All Angels Church Church Bank Hathersage Hope Valley S32 1AJ

    Little John’s grave is said to be in the graveyard of Hathersage church in Derbyshire, near where the legendary Robin Hood is thought to have originated.

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  • Lost Earth Adventures Pinnacle Ridge

    Lost Earth Adventures

    Head Office
    3 New Street
    YO1 8RA

    01904 500094

    An adventure tour company that provides guides and equipment for hiking, biking, abseiling, gorge walking, scrambling, canyoning, and climbing.

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