The Peacock at Rowsley

Discover the Peak District National Park

The Peacock at Rowsley is located in the heart of the Peak District, an area greatly loved by all who visit for its landscapes, history and outdoor leisure. Home to the country’s first ever National Park, the Peak District is a superb place for a break. Combining an unrivalled landscape with fascinating historic attractions, including numerous cultural delights, there is something for all ages and interests.

In particular, a visit to Haddon Hall is not to be missed. Located near Bakewell, just down the road from The Peacock, Haddon Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners, owners of the Peacock. Also of interest to guests at The Peacock are the local fisheries which offer the most extensive dry fly fishing for wild trout in the country.

Selected personally by Lord Edward Manners, we hope that guests of The Peacock at Rowsley will explore some of his following recommendations while staying at the hotel. If you would like further information about any of the below activities, please call the Hotel on 01629 733 518.

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is an exceptional fortified medieval manor house, most likely the finest in existence, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners.

All hotel guests that booked direct receive complimentary entry, please ask reception for a voucher.

Discover what Haddon has to offer at

Places To Visit

The Peak District is home to both excellent historic buildings such as Chatsworth House and also breath-taking natural formations such as Poole’s Cavern.

From castle to cavern and moor to market, the Peak District is full of excellent places to visit.

What's On

From guided walk weekend breaks to foraging expeditions in the ancient medieval organic parkland around Haddon Hall, our special events are the perfect activity break for exploring the Peak District.

Guided walks and foraging events for the spring and autumn can be found here.


The Peacock is the hub for the Haddon Estate fisheries which offers some of the most extensive dry fly fishing for wild trout in the country. The Derbyshire Wye is also famous for being the only river in the UK with wild Rainbow Trout as well as wild Brown Trout.

Day tickets are available from the hotel reception.

Bike Hire

The Peak District National Park is famed for its cycling routes and there are several trails within easy reach of the Hotel. Guests at The Peacock also receive a 15% discount on cycle hire from Hassop Station.

From here you can access the Monsal Trail, an 8.5-mile stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Blackwell Junction near Buxton. Hassop Station also has an excellent café and gift shop.


Enjoy a few rounds at Bakewell Golf Club with free temporary membership and complimentary green fees for all guests at The Peacock.

Commanding striking views across the Derbyshire countryside, this challenging Peak District golf course is just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Find out more here.

Application to join the Waiting List for the Peacock Fly Fishing Club

Please fill out the following form for your name to be added to the PFFC Waiting List. You will be contacted as soon as a position is available for you.