The beautiful Hope Valley winds its way through the heart of the Peak District National Park and is home to several picture postcard villages, where you’ll find the perfect cottage for a romantic break or family holiday.
The area is one of the country''s most popular National Parks and will take your breath away with its wide open spaces and glorious countryside. There are wild moors and rolling hills, dramatic rock faces, caves, rivers, streams and waterfalls.
The undulating hills make the area popular with walkers, cyclists and those in search of adventure pursuits such as skydiving, paragliding and many more. The most popular walks are Mam Tor, with its Iron Age fort and breathtaking views, and Winnats Pass, a deep, limestone gorge. The area is dotted with caves and the underground caverns and tunnels are a magnet for cavers and potholers.
The scenic village of Castleton is one of the prettiest villages in the area and is known as the Gem of the Peaks. The village dates back to the 11th Century and features a wide range of attractions to explore, including the ancient Peveril Castle, which towers over the village and provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Also in the village are several caves, including the fascinating Speedwell Cavern, where visitors can take a boat trip through the eerie waters of an underground mine.
A short drive from Hope Valley will take you to Chatsworth House, one of Derbyshire''s finest stately homes and a location for several films, including Pride and Prejudice. There is a large collection of fine art, acres of magnificent gardens with grazing sheep and deer and a farmyard and an adventure playground to keep younger visitors entertained.
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