Places of Interest
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Crich Tramway Village
The village setting of restored buildings is not only the perfect home for the nation’s collection of vintage trams, but gives visitors the opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a bygone era.
Quarry Bank Mill
is one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, including cotton mill with working machinery, restored Apprentice House, mill workers’ village and country estate. Here, visitors can see the most powerful working waterwheel in Europe.
is set in the beautiful gorge of the river Derwent; with attractive riverside gardens, wooded hillsides and rocky limestone crags, Matlock Bath became one of the country’s first tourist destinations.
on the edge of the Peak District, is home to a diverse selection of attractions ranging from museums to historic houses. The Hat Works Museum is the only one of its kind in the UK, with extensive collections depicting Stockport’s once thriving headwear industry, while the Story Museum holds collections dating back almost 10,000 years. An interesting feature of the town is the labrynth of air-raid shelters below the town centre, still kitted out as they were in the days of the Blitz.
Peak District National Park
Britain’s first established national park attracts visitors from all over the world. Dramatic gritstone edges, wild heather moorlands and gentle limestone dales make the Peak District National Park one of Britain’s best-loved landscapes.
lies at the heart of the Peak District and is blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a wealth of shops and a thriving arts scene. There is a splendid Crescent, ornamental gardens, an Opera House and the largest unsupported dome in the country, the Devonshire Dome, which at over 150ft in diameter is larger than eve that of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
offers wonderful shopping, museums, art galleries, an abundance of restaurants and bars and is only a few miles away by bus or train.
lies at the heart of the ‘Potteries’ and is home to the several Visitor’s Centres, including those at Wedgewood and Spode and museums such as the Potteries Museum and the Gladstone Pottery Museum.