Traditional stone built holiday cottages in the Peak District
The nearest village is Longnor dating from the time of the Doomsday Book, set on old trade routes it was an important trading centre as evidenced by the cobbled market square and market hall. It has two child friendly pubs, The Cheshire Cheese and The Horseshoe which you may recognise as The Black Swan from Peak Practice. All do good wholesome pub food. There is also an award winning fish and chip shop that attracts people for miles. Longnor is renowned for its annual races in the first week of September every year.
Buxton is one of most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture. The town was founded by the Romans who called it Aquae Arnemetiae. It was the fifth Duke of Devonshire who put Buxton on the map with development in 1780s - the centrepiece being the Georgian Crescent (soon to be a 5* Spa Hotel). The town's rich history features Roman settlers, royal prisoners, outlaws and noble benefactors.
Bakewell is the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary and its attractive courtyards, independent shops, cafés and its location on the River Wye make it a hugely popular destination for tourists to the Peak District. Bakewell is best known for a confection made by mistake. In the 19th century a cook at the Rutland Arms was baking a jam tart but misunderstood the recipe and so Bakewell Pudding was created. Now almost every visitor to the town samples this culinary delight