Escape the busy Christmas period with us on a retreat to the Peak District. Relax on this festive getaway knowing that everything is taken care of, with a full Christmas package provided at our hotel and included visits to Cromford Mill, Matlock, Castleton, Ashbourne and a scenic drive through the Peak District National Park.
HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR STAY:
Day 1 – On the way to our hotel we visit Cromford Mill. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cromford Mill is the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex and the events that took place here in the 1770’s changed the world we live in. Today the site hosts a variety of visitor attractions, exhibitions, shops and cafés for you to enjoy. On arrival at our hotel we enjoy a welcome drink and Mince pies.
Day 2 – This morning our driver will take you on a scenic drive through the heart of the Peak District National Park, during our journey we will be passing through the Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs. During the Second World War, Derwent Reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for ‘Operation Chastise’ (commonly known as the ‘Dam Busters’ raids). Later, we enjoy a leisurely stop in Buxton where we have included a ticket to the local Pantomime at the Buxton Opera House (Oooh yes we do!).
Day 3 – Enjoy Christmas Day in the warmth and comfort of the hotel, surrounded by like-minded friends. Today our Christmas package will include a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
Day 4 – We visit Matlock, one of the Peak District’s oldest and most popular tourist attractions. Later we travel to neighbouring Bakewell, set on the banks of the River Wye, this beautiful market town is in the heart of the Peak District and no visit would be complete without a taste of their famous Bakewell Pudding. We travel back to our hotel via Castleton; this outstandingly pretty village is famous for its Christmas light displays and decorations during the festive season.
Day 5 – After breakfast we begin our leisurely journey home, calling at the market town of Ashbourne along the way.
New Bath Hotel & Spa ***, Matlock
Situated in Matlock Bath, the New Bath Hotel is an 18th century property which overlooks Derwent Gorge and is set within 5 acres of landscapes gardens. Recently refurbished, the hotel offers contemporary bedrooms, a spa and tea & coffee making facilities.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Christmas package at the hotel
Visits to Cromford Mill, Matlock, Bakewell, Castleton & Ashbourne
Scenic drive through the Peak District calling at Ladybower and Derwent Reservoir
Ticket to the local pantomime
Free time in Buxton
Date Days Price From S/Supp
Sun 23 December 5 £589 £120