Bed and Breakfast in Hartington, Derbyshire
Hartington, Derbyshire - things to do in the area
The village of Hartington is centred around the old market square, pond and village green, with many local amenities including post office, tea rooms, general store, gift shop, pub (with a good lunch and evening menu) and of course the Hartington Cheese Shop, famous for its stilton cheese.
The English writer (and keen fisherman) Charles Cotton was born at nearby Beresford Hall and indeed there is a pub named after him in Hartington village square. It was he who introduced Issac Walton to the Peak District and co-wrote with him that famous book of all things fishy, "The Complete Angler".
Hartington is surrounded by the fantastic Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire countryside and is ideal for walkers and lovers of the outdoors. From here you can walk the Dovedale and Manifold Valleys, cycle or walk the Tissington or Manifold Trails and even explore the Staffordshire Moorlands. There are also many walks that start and end in the village. Please note we can offer a local luggage transfer for walkers and backpackers (please notify in advance), secure bicycle storage, drying and boot cleaning facilities.
Of course during the summer months visit Derbyshire for the famous Well Dressings or simply to visit the many charming villages in the area.
There are many famous stately homes in the locality. Among the most famous are Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House (which also features an extremely well stocked garden centre and Farm Area complete with Adventure Playground). For the even more adventurous the famous Alton Towers is a short drive away.
The town of Buxton is well worth a visit with many buildings of note, including the Crescent and the famous Opera House. The Buxton Festival, a yearly event devoted to Opera, Music and Literature, takes place during July and there is usually something going on in the Pavilion Gardens at the weekend, be it an Antiques Fair or Farmers Market.
Bakewell, famous for the eponymous pudding, is close by and is well worth a visit for its busy Monday market and good range of shops and cafes.
To find out more about what's going on in Derbyshire, why not visit the DerbyshireUK.net website for a comprehensive list of activities and a wealth of information about the area. Or for a comprehensive guided minibus tour of the area visit peakminibustours.co.uk.
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