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Peak District Resolutions: Travel More

A new year welcomes change, and if there are changes you intend to make, the Peak District is a natural haven of opportunity. 

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, travel more or take up a new hobby, the rolling hills, historic culture and diversity of the National Park provide a truly idyllic setting to achieve, grow and inspire. 

Over the month, we’ll guide you through this setting, with a different resolution at the centre of each post. 

Explore other resolutions in the series: 

Be More Active

Make Time For You

 

Resolution 2: Travel More

Take a break from travel overseas and get to know the story of this marvellous country. With breathtaking scenery, rich history and an abundance of cultural treasures, plan a trip a little closer to home and escape to the Peak District in 2020. 

History & Culture

Take a step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the past as you experience some of the finest historic destinations in the country. With 900 years of history, Haddon Hall is said to be “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages,” remaining largely unchanged from its medieval roots. Haddon is just one of many historic houses and castles throughout the National Park, representing the region’s rich history alongside museums, exhibitions and heritage centres. Learn as you explore and gain an insight into early English life unique to the Peak District. 

Castles & Historic Houses

Museums & Galleries

Views 

If your travel goals include all-important, holiday photos, the Peak District has a multitude of wonderfully distinctive views, landscapes and scenery. Climb to the top of the region’s many peaks and capture the stretch of nature before you, visit a countryside town and capture its rural charm or revel in the delights of local produce and capture your favourites. Here are a few of our recommendations for picturesque settings and photo-worthy moments: 

Mam Tor 

Derwent 

The Heights of Abraham

Padley Gorge 

Bakewell 

Film & Television

The Peak District and Derbyshire become a home for period dramas, with many of the world’s favourite classics being filmed across the National Park. Whether you’re on the look-out for your own Mr. Darcy, mimicking royalty or igniting the fire of your inner Jane Eyre, you’re sure to stumble across captivating film and television locations wherever you wander. Even Malfoy Manor, a key setting in the beloved Harry Potter films, was filmed at the magnificent Hardwick Hall in Chesterfield, half an hour from The Peacock. 

14 top film locations in Derbyshire and the Peak District

City Living

If you’re put off the Peak District by the idea of rural solitude, the National Park is embraced by the buzz of northern cities. To the East lies the cultural hub of Sheffield, with museums, independent business, real ale and the largest theatre complex outside London. In the North, Leeds offers modernity and energy, while the joys and colour of Manchester are truly never-ending. Nottingham, too, is not far South, known for its history, bars and an impressive selection of renowned music venues. Surrounded by some of the most vibrant cities in the country, the Peak District isn’t solely a rustic retreat.

 

Combine the riches of each of these travel highlights and create the perfect staycation in the Peak District, complete with history, views, film locations, city buzz and, of course, escapism. As a 17th century manor house, The Peacock is a rustic and relaxed base for exploring the gifts of the Peak District. Learn more about the four star hotel and its surroundings, or explore rates and booking options here

 

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