Local Places of Interest

Woodturning at Christmas Cottage

Woodturning at Christmas CottageWoodturner using mainly local woods from sustainable Peak District sources to make bowls, plates, objets d’art and other useful smaller items. Please visit the website below.



Haddon Hall www.haddonhall.co.uk           Chatsworth www.chatsworth.org

Haddon Hall Picnic at Chatsworth

Haddon Hall – 2miles by car or walk direct to appreciate the hill top view from the South West                                                                                                       www.haddonhall.co.uk
Chatsworth  – 6.5 miles     by car                                                       www.chatsworth.org

Bakewell market is on Mondays – we recommend using the local Hulleys Bus service from outside The George – timetables on bus stop outside April Cottage (drop off is our gateway).

Hulleys of Baslow timetables

A list of other links to places to visit and attractions

Peak District  – Multiple sites surrounding us                          www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Lathkil Hotel – pleasant 2 mile walk along Lathkill Dale to Over Haddon      www.lathkil.co.uk

English Heritage – Local standing stones and barrows eg Nine Ladies above Stanton in the Peak – 3 miles, Arbor Low (known as the Stonehenge of the North) – 4 miles               www.english-heritage.org.uk

Cauldwells Mill –  also sells flour – Rowsley – 3.5 miles         https://www.caudwellsmill.co.uk/

 Peak Shopping Village  Rowsley – 4 miles                             www.peakshoppingvillage.com

Nearest Cycle Hire on the High Peak and Tissington Trails  www.peakdistrict.gov.uk  Parsley Hay – 4.5 miles           email: Parsleyhay.cyclehire@peakdistrict.gov.uk

Peak Rail – Steam link Rowsley to Matlock Rowsley South Railway Station – 5 miles    www.peakrail.co.uk

Bakewell– 5 miles (car or bus) or a pleasant hour’s walk – Old House Museum                           www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk

Thornbridge Riverside Brewery Bakewell – 5 miles   www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

Monsal Trail – Bakewell to Millers Dale       www.monsaltrail.co.uk

Matlock and Matlock Bath – 9/10 miles      www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk  
Heights of Abraham – 9.5 miles                        www.heightsofabraham.com

Brierlow Bar Bookstore  A515 near Buxton – 10 miles                     www.bookstore-uk.co.uk

Scarthin Books Cromford – 10 miles                                              www.scarthinbooks.com

Arkwright Society and Terminus of Cromford Canal             Cromford – 11 miles                           https://www.cromfordmills.org.uk/

Masson Mills  – shopping and Arkwright working loom museum  Cromford – 11 miles                                              www.massonmills.co.uk

Tissington Village – 11 miles – or cycle on the Tissington trail from Parsley Hay   www.tissingtonhall.co.uk

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway  – Wirksworth to Duffield Wirksworth 11 miles                              www.e-v-r.com

Tideswell Hidden Histories – 11 miles         www.visittideswell.co.uk

Buxton – 13 miles                                                    www.visitbuxton.co.uk 
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Manifold Valley – 13 miles                                  https://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/

Ashbourne – 15 miles                                            www.visitashbourne.co.uk

Crich Tramway Museum   Crich – 15 miles          www.tramway.co.uk

Treak Cliff Cavern     (Several other caverns open around Castleton – 19 miles)                                               www.bluejohnstone.com

National Trust  – multiple Sites for walking
nearest houses (Hardwick, Sudbury, Kedleston, Lyme Park – all within 1 hour drive)                                                                       www.nationaltrust.org.uk

English Heritage properties – Peveril Castle, Castleton – 19 miles, Bolsover Castle – 20 miles www.english-heritage.org.uk

Tropical Butterfly House  North Anston near Worksop – 35 miles www.butterflyhouse.co.uk

Buxton Opera House

Presents many performances each year and is home to the Buxton Festival in July and international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival each August. Visit the website for a list of current productions.

www.buxtonoperahouse.org.ukBuxton Opera House