The Western Dales

Walkers looking out over the landscapeBuxton – an elegant spa town with Georgian architecture and super cultural life

Buxton Opera House – a magnificently restored opera house offering a host of different performances and shows
Buxton Pavilion Gardens – antiques and collectors fairs and lots lots more
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery – take the ‘Time Trail’ back into the mists of Peak District history
Pooles’ Cavern, Buxton – a spectacular showcave and crystal formations

Peak Practice Golf, Buxton – a floodlit 300 metre golf driving range
Go-karting, Buxton – go-karting, quads and lots of other motorsports fun
Parsley Hay, near Monyash – cycle hire along the High Peak and Tissington Trails
Hartington – a picturesque village with shops, pubs, restaurants, duck pond and fantastic cheese shop

Tissington – with its lovely hall, duck pond and estate village
Ashbourne – with its Georgian streets, cobbled yards and antique shops
Ashbourne Cycle Hire – pedal out along the Tissington Trail
Dove Dale, north of Ashbourne – a scenic valley with lovely walks, stepping stones across the river and the ‘Lovers Leap’

Pack Horse Bridge in the Goyt Valley
Pack Horse Bridge in the Goyt Valley

Manifold Dale, running parallel to Dove Dale – another beautiful valley to explore
Alton Towers – probably the best theme park in the country.