This week is National Parks Week – a celebration of the UK’s 15 national parks. Collectively known as “Britain’s breathing spaces”, the Peak District was the country’s first ever National Park and ranks highly in the affections of many. It is easy to see why, combining an unrivalled landscape with fascinating historic attractions and numerous activities, including […]Read more.
The Peak District is famed for excellent cycle routes and the Monsal Trail is certainly one of the best. The trail is 8.5 miles in length and follows a section of the old Midland Railway between Manchester and London. The trail passes through Blackwell Mill, Millers Dale, Cressbrook, Monsal Dale, Great Longstone, Hassop and Bakewell, offering cyclists, […]Read more.
Wednesday 5th August sees the start of the annual Bakewell Show. Established in 1819, the show is even older than The Peacock at Rowsley. The Bakewell Show is a diverse event, with a varied mix of exhibitors displaying a host of animals (including horses, rabbits, dogs and livestock), artisan food and craft stalls, plus horticulture displays and live […]Read more.
If you have been watching The Open in St Andrews this month and you are feeling inspired, don’t forget the Bakewell Golf Club is right on our doorstep. Commanding striking views across the Derbyshire countryside, Bakewell Golf Club offers a compact 9 holes running out and back along the hillside to the East of the town. The […]Read more.
During Haddon Hall’s heyday it was law that every able man over 24 years should be able to shoot a target at 220 yards. How would you fare? To give you an opportunity to find out, Haddon Hall is hosting three archery events in August suitable for the whole family (not just men over 24 years). […]Read more.
This month the world famous Buxton Festival takes place just 30 minutes down the road from The Peacock. The festival is a celebration of opera, music and literature with a jam packed programme over 2 weeks from 10th – 26th July. Events take place at the Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre and will […]Read more.
Fine dining is at the heart of The Peacock at Rowsley experience and using seasonal, quality ingredients is a passion for our Head Chef Dan Smith. We asked Dan about the flavours of the month in The Peacock’s kitchen… Seasonal Delights “English cherries and English purple sprouting broccoli are both in season at the moment. They are […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
Today marks two occasions at The Peacock at Rowsley. Firstly, we are delighted to be joined by our new General Manager, Chris Tomlinson. Chris will be overseeing many exciting developments at The Peacock and will be in charge of ensuring our visitors have an unforgettable stay. It is fantastic to have him on-board. Secondly, today is Dan Smith’s birthday. Head […]Read more.
We like to think all the rooms at The Peacock at Rowsley have their own unique charm but our special rooms are just that – special. Recently refurbished, two boast elegant four poster beds, while the third has its own separate sitting room. With furniture made locally on the Haddon Estate and antique pieces from the attics […]Read more.