The Peacock at Rowsley has a rich history, dating back to 1652 when it was built for the Steward of Haddon Hall. Later becoming the dower house for the Manners family, The Peacock became a hotel in 1832. As part of the Haddon Estate, The Peacock maintains strong links with Haddon Hall, and is famed for its fly fishing on the Wye, Lathkill and Bradford rivers.
The Manners family acquired the Haddon Estate in 1563 when Sir John Manners, the second son of the Earl of Rutland, married Dorothy Vernon, the daughter and heiress of Sir George Vernon. Since that time the Estate has passed from father to son, and Haddon Hall is currently the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners.
Haddon Hall is widely known to be the finest and most complete example of medieval manor house in existence, situated on the River Wye in Bakewell. Guests at The Peacock receive a 50% discount on entry and have never been disappointed by the unique piece of history to be found just 1.8 miles down the road (images below).
With plenty of special events throughout the summer months, now is the perfect time for a visit to Derbyshire.
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