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A Peak District Summer Holiday

The Peak District is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, but during Summer, it really is something special. There are countless events and activities to be found but we’ve chosen 5 of our favourite upcoming attractions just a stone’s throw from The Peacock to give you extra reasons to pack your bags and head to the Peaks.

Eroica Britannia
Fri 17 – Sun 19 June

This iconic cycling festival has been named as one of the best value family festivals in the UK by Visit England and combines fashion, vintage style and cycling to create a unique summertime experience. Taking place over 3 days, Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a weekend of music, entertainment, shopping and fashion competitions. On Sunday 19th, 3000 cyclists adorned in vintage garments head into the scenic Peak District on pre-1987 bikes. A sight not to be missed!

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Buxton Military Tattoo
Sat 2 July

The UK’s best military bands will play inside the stunning Devonshire Dome in Buxton. If you’re interested in attending the Buxton Military Tattoo, book your tickets soon; the event has sold out for the past 6 years. For more information on the performers and venue, visit the Buxton Military Tattoo website.

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Y Not? Festival
Fri 29 – Sun 31 July

Music lovers from up and down the country will descend on the Peak District at the end of July for the award winning Y Not? Festival. Huge acts like Noel Gallagher, Madness and Kelis will perform over three days. Don’t let the idea of camping put you off either; The Peacock is just a 15 minute drive away from the festival site, meaning you can get your boots muddy during the day, then retire to luxury to recharge in the evening.

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Thornbridge Peakender
Fri 1 – Sun 3 July

Renowned Derbyshire brewers Thornbridge are hosting their very own beer festival at great Longstone, just outside of Bakewell. Expect some of the world’s best beers, local foods, live music and DJs all set in some of the UK’s most stunning countryside. Again, you can forego the hassle and discomfort of camping by staying just down the road at The Peacock. Free bus and coach services run from various locations to and from the festival.

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Sir John Savile’s Household
Sat 6 – Sun 7 Aug

The 15th century living history and re-enactment society will be setting up in the grounds of Haddon Hall where visitors can experience the life and times of medieval people. There will be demonstrations and activities throughout the day including the opportunity to try on authentic pieces of armour and try your hand at a range of medieval crafts.

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