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Peak District and Chatsworth House

Peak District and Chatsworth House

The glorious Peak District National Park is known for its breath-taking views, dense woodland, craggy hills and lively market towns. See the area from a whole new level - quite literally! As well as a drive through the Peak District, we have also added the Heights of Abraham, a cable car through the Derwent Valley

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • admission to Heights of Abraham

  • admission to Chatsworth

  • two excursions

  • coach travel

  • ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)


Leonardo Hotel, Derby


Centrally located in the historic Cathedral Quarter and within walking distance to the main shopping area and attractions. Renowned for its spacious rooms, delicious meals and Stylish bar; the hotel combines comfort with style and convenience. (lift)



Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to Derby and the Leonardo Hotel for your four nights stay. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

With rounded hills, beautiful valleys, gorges, wild moorland and serene lakes, the Peak District is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. During this excursion you will spend time in Buxton, Bakewell and Leek, which has a reputation for unusual shops, antiques and award-winning teashops.

Day Three

The Heights of Abraham is known for its famous cable cars, which take visitors on an exciting flight through the scenic Derwent Valley, passing over river, road and rail before reaching the summit of Masson Hill. Once at the summit, the 235-year story of the Heights springs to life. Visitors can take two different tours through underground illuminated caverns or above ground, there are three exhibitions, delving deeper into the heritage of the 60-acre estate, gardens, heritage buildings, gift shops and a restaurant with an outstanding view. The Heights of Abraham is a truly unique and memorable experience. Alternatively, you can choose to walk, this is approximately a 30-minute uphill walk. If you do not wish to partake in the Heights of Abraham at all, Matlock Bath centre is just a short walk, where you will find some independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The afternoon is spent at Chatsworth House, renowned for the quality of its art spanning 4000 years. Home to the Devonshire family, there are many rooms to explore and the stunning gardens have waterworks and sculptures.

Day Four

A free day in Derby, a dynamic yet compact, cosmopolitan city with great shopping in the Market Hall and Cathedral Quarter, a park and real ale pubs.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Derby and travel home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


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JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30. To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.


To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Times
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park

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