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.
Day 1 – On the way to our hotel we visit Cromford Mill. Recognised an 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 – Your morning excursion will take you through the Peak District National Park to 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 operarion Chastise (commonly known as the ‘Dam Busters’ raids). This afternoon we take you to the local Pantomime at Buxton Opera House (Oh yes we do!) before returning to the hotel for dinner followed by entertainment.
Day 3 – Enjoy Christmas day in the comfort of our hotel, surrounded by friends. Today our Christmas package will include a traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings, Christmas cake followed by tea and coffee. Our evening meal will be followed by entertainment.
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.
Palace Hotel ****, Buxton – (Bar//Restaurant/Lift/Spa & Wellness Centre)
This grand Victorian hotel is situated in the centre of Buxton and offers comfortable rooms, an indoor swimming pool and beauty salon.
4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome drink & mince pies
Excursions to Cromford Mill, Matlock, Bakewell, Castleton & Ashbourne
Scenic drive through the Peak District calling at Ladybower and Berwent reservoir
Ticket to the local pantomime
Date Days Price From S/Supp
Sat 23 Dec 5 £559 £40