How to Spend Four Days at our Peak District Hotels  

21st February 2024
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Spending four days at our Peak District hotels offers a great opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside as well visiting local attractions and the charming villages in the area. This itinerary provides a balanced mix of cultural exploration, outdoor activities, and relaxation during your four day stay in the Peak District. We hope that this inspires you to make the most of your days out in the Peak District and maximise your staycation in the UK.  

Day 1: Check in, relax and explore Chatsworth

Upon your arrival to the hotel or inn, check-in and settle into your bedroom. Each of our Peak District hotels has a unique charm. The Cavendish Hotel is a classic country house hotel, with newly refurbished bedrooms and a choice of two restaurants. The Devonshire Arms in Beeley is located in a cosy corner of the village, on the edge of the Chatsworth estate and has all the comfort with exceptional dining. The Devonshire Arms in Pilsley is near the farm shop, in the heart of the Chatsworth estate and offers everything you might expect from a picture-perfect country inn.

All our Peak District hotels are close to Chatsworth House, so after checking in you can enjoy a stroll over and spend the afternoon exploring every room in the house to your heart's content. Learn about the family history and admire each room, from the grand painted hall to the sculpture gallery. There is so much to see and do at Chatsworth including a full tour of the Devonshire’s private collection.  

Explore Chatsworth: Chatsworth

Visit Chatsworth House from our Peak District Hotels
Chatsworth House

As the day turns to evening, take a stroll around the Chatsworth Gardens, famous for its rich history, waterworks, sculptures and Victorian rock garden. With 105 acres, there is so much to discover and explore amongst the 500 years of cultivated land.

Plan your tour of the gardens: Chatsworth Gardens

End your day on a tasting high by indulging in a relaxed dinner in The Garden Room Restaurant at The Cavendish Hotel or in one of the inns which have a real local feel. Enjoy sampling dishes that use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 

Book your table:

The Garden Room

Devonshire Arms Beeley.

The Devonshire Arms Pilsley.

Day 2: Explore Bakewell and Hire a Bike

Start your second day with a visit to the award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop. This is filled full of delicious delicacies, perfect for filling a picnic hamper to enjoy on your day out in the peak district.

Learn more: Chatsworth Farm Shop

A visit to the market town of Bakewell is a must, known for its historic buildings and the infamous Bakewell Tart. The Old House Museum is the oldest remaining building in Bakewell, where you can find a small exhibition of local life and artefacts. There are also many cafes, restaurants and amenities to choose from for you to enjoy a leisurely coffee with your culinary, local treat.

Plenty of things to do in Bakewell: Visit Bakewell

Visit Bakewell - The Peak District

After a stroll around Bakewell, why not hire some bikes and explore the scenic cycling routes in the area, such as the Monsal or Tissington Trail. Bikes are available to hire from the Millers Dale end of Bakewell.

Hire your bike: Peak Blackwell Cycle Hire

There are plenty of picturesque spots to choose from for your picnic lunch. We recommend Stanton Moor which overlooks both the Derwent and Wye valleys, and this may be why it was chosen as a centre by the Bronze Age inhabitants of the area.

After an active day, you can look forward to relaxing in the comfort of your room and admiring the far-reaching views of the Chatsworth Estate.

Day 3: Hiking and Castleton

On your penultimate day, why not be ambitious and embark on a hiking adventure in the Peak District. There are some iconic trails and some of the best walks in the Peak district are just a stone’s throw from the Chatsworth estate. A hike up Mam Tor will reward you with one of the most dramatic vistas in the Peak District. From the viewpoint you can see north over the Edale Valley to Kinder Scout and the Derwent Moors. This circular route takes you round Mam Tor and has some amazing scenery. Stanage Edge is also another good hiking option with its gritstone edge and stretching for approximately 4 miles. You may recognize some of its features from the classic film ‘Pride & Prejudice’ starring Keira Knightley.

Plan your hike on Mam Tor: Mam Tor circular walk

Plan your hike on Stanage Edge: Stanage Edge

Visit Stanage Edge in the Peak District
Stanage Edge

The charming village of Castleton is perfect for some lunch and is well placed to then explore its historic sites, including Peveril Castle. These imposing ruins stand high above the village and as mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. You can climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy breath taking views over the Hope Valley. Blue John Cavern is another educational interest with its series of caverns formed in the limestone strata. You can even see some of the fossilised remains of the marine animals in the limestone itself.

For more information, visit: Peveril Castle

For more information, visit: Blue John Cavern

On your last evening, we highly recommend an exceptional culinary experience in the Kitchen Table at The Cavendish Hotel. Take in the theatre of a busy night in a professional, working kitchen from behind the scenes.

Book your table: Kitchen Table

Day 4: Outdoor Activities and a Fond Farewell to the Peak District

Enjoy a relaxed morning, savouring a late breakfast, giving you some hearty fuel for one last day exploring the Peak District.

Why not try a new outdoor activity for your last day out in the Peak District, such as rock climbing, caving, or horseback riding.  There are some very popular climbing locations and they range in difficulty so it’s important that you choose your location based on skill level. A couple of the most famous spots are Froggatt Edge and Burbage and they are both easy to access with a short walk from a car park.

For more information on climbing, visit: Peak District Climbing

Rock climbing in the Peak District

Several activity centres in the Peak District offer an exhilarating day of caving under the guidance of a suitably trained and qualified instructor. The centres will provide all the necessary equipment; wetsuit, oversuit, helmet, light and wellies. All you need are some warm clothes.

For more information on caving, visit: Peak District Caving

Horse riding in Derbyshire and the Peak District is a wonderful way to experience the landscape from a different perspective. There are a variety of horse riding trails and pony trekking routes for you to explore, as well as some excellent horse riding centres.

For more information on horse riding, visit: Peak District Horse Riding

We hope you have been inspired by this itinerary. We wish you safe travels back home and look forward to welcoming you back again to our Peak District Hotels.

If you’re interested in booking a longer stay with us, our Three Nights for Two or Four Nights for Three offers include a complimentary night on us plus breakfast.

Discover more and book your stay today: Three Nights for Two or Four Nights for Three.

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