What’s on this weekend in the Peak District & Derbyshire

With the weekend fast approaching make the most of the glorious weather sweeping the area at the moment and head for the hills of the Peak District & Derbyshire!

Apart from miles and miles of footpaths to explore this enchanting, unspoilt landscape the area is blessed with a huge amount of things to see and do!

The weekend Top 3

Chatsworth

A must at any time of the year, let alone when the sun is shining! The ducal estate has been in the hands of the Cavendish family for over 500 years, and the current Duke of Devonshire still calls it home today! There’s simply stacks to do from exploring the house with over 30 rooms jam packed full of treasures, roam the gardens (as seen recently at the Chelsea Flower show), introduce yourself to the animals on the farmyard or simply gather up the family for a picnic on the estate or a meal in the stables restaurants.

The Grand Tour

Chatsworth features again here, but also alongside 3 other distinguished venues across Derbyshire and neighbouring Nottinghamshire, Derby Museum, Nottingham Contemporary and The Harley Gallery. The Grand Tour is the formative cultural experience of the 18th century traveller – made modern day. It invites you to view the treasures of the two counties through the eyes of today’s leading artists. Exhibitions run from now until the 20th September 2015.

Buxton Festival

An internationally renowned annual Opera, music and literary festival which takes place at a range of impressive venues in the historic spa town of Buxton from the 10th – 26th July, with the majestic Edwardian Buxton Opera House at the heart of the festival. The programme features award winning operas, an array of musical concerts and over 40 literary speakers. This is an extremely popular festival with events regularly selling out, but check here for any last minute tickets.

With all this and more to do, no one can be expected to do it all in one day, so why not stay the night?

www.visitpeakdistrict.com

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