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National Trust Properties

1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017

Across Derbyshire

We have some fantastic National Properties throughout Derbyshire with many open throughout the Year

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Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

1st February 2017 – 5th March 2017

Hopton, near Wirksworth

The current Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400's when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir. Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of Snowdrops and Aconites.

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Royal Shrovetide Football

28th February 2017 – 1st March 2017


Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match the game is played over two eight hour periods with goals are 3 miles apart!

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Dovedale Duck Race and Family Day

16th April 2017 – 16th April 2017


On Easter Sunday, the annual Duck Race and family fun day takes place at Dovedale stepping stones. You can purchase racing ducks on the day for a £1 donation.  

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Bakewell Food Festival

29th April 2017 – 30th April 2017


The Bakewell Food Festival is once more celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that the Peak District and this beautiful market town have to offer. As well as the multi-award winning farmers market, the town’s historic streets will host more than their usual splendid offerings of food fayre and Great British Bake Off's 'Star Baker', Howard Middleton will be doing cookery demonstartions. 

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Available All Year Round

Clay Pigeon Shooting


There are two Clay Pigeon schools that we can recommend, one close to Darwin Forest and one close to Sandybrook Country Park. Please ask for details and make sure you book in advance.

Chatsworth Estate


Take a walk around the stunning Chatsworth Estate. The House aand Gardens reopen at Easter but you can still view the House from the grounds and visit the famous farm shop. 

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Go Active

Sandybrook Country Park

Go Active provides a range of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy and take place at our sister site Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne. Activities such as archery, fencing and Body Zorbs, in addition to fun and creative activities designed for 3-7 year olds, are delivered by our qualified instructors who will ensure you not only learn a great new skill but also have a fantastic time. 

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See what our guests think about us on Trip Advisor

This Certificate of Excellence is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.

  • 347 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016