Things to do in the Peak District and the local attractions are endless. There is an abundance of market towns and villages worth exploring and for the more adventurous there is hand gliding, ballooning, caving, gorge walking, fishing, climbing, horse riding and many more activities within the area. The choice of walks from Innisfree Cottage are endless and there are walking guides and information in all guest rooms.
See below for a few of our favourite places to visit and suggestions that we hope will suit all tastes.
One of the most visited attractions of the peak district, Chatsworth House will fill a full day out with a vast park and estate to explore, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and a number of events throughout the year.
Haddon Hall is another historic estate to explore with a calendar full of great events and within easy reach of Innisfree Cottage. We can provide guests with discount vouchers to the entry price (subject to availability).
Innisfree Cottage is located in the beautiful, historic village of Eyam (pronounced ‘eem’), in the Peak District. Eyam became famous after the villagers isolated themselves to stop the plague spreading during 1665 and 1666. There Eyam Hall is a hotspot for events and weddings are various local shops, cafes and restaurants to try in and around Eyam. To name a few, we highly recommend The Miners Arms, The Barrel Inn, The Bulls Head, The Coolstone and Stella’s Kitchen.
Beyond Eyam there are a number of historic market towns to explore – the nearby towns of Bakewell, Chesterfield and Buxton are all worth a visit for shopping, eating and seasonal events. The small village of Castleton is also home to a castle and a number of caves – great for wet weather days.