The great outdoors begins on The Smithy doorstep...



The picturesque scenery of the Peak Park plays natural host to a rich cultural and historical heritage. Bustling market towns, sleepy villages and breathtaking scenery are the backdrop to many special places and exciting events.


Chatsworth House, Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Dovedale are all unmissable as are Castleton, Carsington, Eyam… and many more! Then there are the wonderful arts and literary events at great locations including Buxton’s splendid victorian Opera House. These and many other attractions can be found on


The great outdoors begins on The Smithy doorstep where some of the best walking can be found; from gentle strolls to energetic marathons. In your room you will find details of delightful walks and other local information. If you like to plan in advance is a good starting point.


The Peak Park’s 555 sq mls has something for everybody whether you are a cyclist, photographer, naturalist, potholer, historian, theatre-goer… really the list is endless.


Some of the local attractions...

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Thor's CaveMedieval bridge, BakewellChurch, BakewellThe Stepping Stones, Dovedale

Chatsworth HouseDoctor's GateThe Tissington TrailCarved headstone, Eyam


Everybody’s experience is unique, with so many special reasons for a return visit.