Getaway to green forests and quaint villages
Peak District… Only a 1-hour flight away from Brussels to East Midlands (thanks to BMI Regional), a getaway from bustling city life never has been this easy. Close to the cities of Manchester and Sheffield, this relatively unknown area in England is a wonderful discovery for me! Stunning landscapes, historic houses, quaint villages, intriguing market towns and vibrant cities… it is hard not to fall in love with this area.
Let me guide you through the Peak District’s most fascinating highlights:
Peak District National Park: The Peak District National Park is the first of Britain’s 15 national parks, founded in 1951. It covers 1,438 sq km in the centre of England. More than a third of the national park (35%) is designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest where important plants, wildlife and geological formations are conserved. Most are privately-owned though often publicly-accessible.
Bakewell is a small market town dating from medieval times, home to one of the UK’s most important agricultural markets, famous for Bakewell puddings. This pudding consists of a flaky pastry base, moist almond and jam filling. The legend tells that an 18th century kitchen maid invented it by lucky mistake.
Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Chatsworth Park, the bridge over the river Derwent. Fluffy sheep will welcome you as you stroll along one of the many hiking trails.
Ashford in the Water is a very pretty, chocolate box village in the heart of the White Peak, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Chesterfield is a historic market town famous for the Crooked Spire Church of Saint Mary and All Saints.
Stunning landscapes, historic houses, quaint villages, intriguing market towns and vibrant cities… it is hard not to fall in love with this area.
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