Hot tub holidays in Derbyshire
Derbyshire is loved by the locals and its visitors for its diverse and vast landscapes. And it’s really no surprise when Derbyshire is home to the Peak District National Park. Walk the tors, hills and dales of this gorgeous landscape and take in some of the most breathtaking views in the country. Stroll along majestic rivers or venture underground and discover some of the best caverns in the country.
If you prefer to take things at a slower space, Derbyshire has that covered too. Historic market towns and villages are dotted all across the county, brimming with award-winning attractions and annual events that’ll keep the whole family entertained. Foodies will love the food and drink scene. You’ll find traditional country pubs, independent restaurants, and cosy cafes serving tasty seasonal menus. And there are plenty of walker and dog-friendly pubs to rest your feet after a busy day of exploring.
That is of course if you can tear yourself away from the private hot tub at your holiday cottage. Whether you want to soak up the city nightlife in Derby or take a hike to the top of Kinder Scout, you’ll find something with our huge selection of hot tub breaks in Derbyshire. Cosy log cabins and lodges with hot tubs are perfect for a romantic break. Looking for a family-friendly stay? We’ve got plenty of spacious cottages with equipped kitchens, en suites, and open-plan living spaces for the whole family to relax in.
So if you’re looking for a hot tub break in Derbyshire, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
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The best activities in Derbyshire
Famous for its natural thermal springs, Buxton is a beautiful spa town that was once named by the Romans as Aquae Arnemetiae, or ‘The Spa Town of the Sacred Groves’. At the top of your list should be a visit to The Buxton Crescent Hotel, where you can experience the springs for yourself. Spend the afternoon dipping in and out of the town’s independent shops and delicious tearooms, all with an incredible backdrop of Georgian and Victorian architecture. The area is home to some stunning ornamental gardens and award-winning attractions too.
Nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Matlock is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the Derbyshire countryside. The town became famous for its hydro and spa treatments back in the 19th-century, and it’s still oozing with the same top-notch class today. The town is split into two, Matlock and Matlock Bath. In Matlock you’ll see Victorian houses perched on the river’s edge, surrounded by lush greenery, while Matlock Bath boasts all the character of a 1920s seaside town. Wander along the river that joins the two, or hire a boat and take in the sights from the water.
History buffs will love a visit to this traditional market town. It has over 2,000 years of history, beginning its story as a Roman fort, and becoming a market town in the Middle Ages. Visit Chesterfield and find out about the famous Crooked Spire church, and wander around the 800-year old open-air market. Its superb location near the Peak District and great transport links means its often lovingly referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Peak’. It’s the perfect place to base yourself if you want to explore the Peaks, Derby or even Sheffield.
Whether its some retail therapy, a first-class dining experience, or a visit to the theatre you’re craving, Derby definitely ticks all the boxes. Plenty of transport links make it easy to get around, and the city has a super friendly atmosphere so you’ll feel right at home. At night, the city bursts to life with plenty of bars, pubs, and clubs for you to dance in with your friends until the early hours. Whatever the weather, there’s always something to keep you entertained. And you’re just a short drive or train journey from the Peak District too, so you’ve really got the best of both worlds!
Bakewell is best-known and loved for the famous Bakewell pudding, but the quintessentially English town has so much more to offer its visitors too. Wander around this picture-postcard town and marvel at its mellow stone buildings, and the majestic medieval bridge that arches over the River Wye. There are plenty of independent shops and tearooms to discover. Why not take a tour of the local Thornbridge Brewery? Or pop by the bustling outdoor market on Mondays and pick up a bargain or two. Being in the heart of the Peaks, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to discover on your doorstep as well!
Dating back to the Elizabethan era, this grand hall with its beautiful walled gardens will take you back in time. Outside, you can marvel at Hardwick Hall’s impressive architecture that dates back to the 16th-century. Inside you’ll be delighted by gorgeous Elizabethan embroidery, upholstery and furnishings that make for an enjoyable day out.
Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Venture deep beneath the ground to Poole’s Cavern. You’ll explore limestone caverns lined with crystal stalactites that date back millions of years. After your visit, you can stroll the beautiful countryside in Buxton Country Park and head up to the viewpoint for incredible sights over the Peak District National Park.
Crich Tramway Village
A recreated period village, Crich Tramway Village is home to the National Tramway Museum, shops and refreshments. And of course, the main attraction is the vintage trams. Built between 1873 and 1982, hop aboard one of the trams and travel through some of the nearby villages, with chances to stop off at some of the local attractions.
Heights of Abraham
There’s no better way to see the gorgeous Derbyshire countryside than from above. Take a trip on the Heights of Abraham cable cars and be transported up to the Hilltop Estate at the summit. There’s even a restaurant at the top so you can dine with one of the most spectacular views in the country.
Peak District National Park
With plenty of cycling, walking, and even canoeing to be done, the Peak District National Park is a haven for outdoorsy types. Explore its valleys, peaks, and the famous Derbyshire Dales and take in the breathtaking scenery along the way. There are plenty of family-friendly trails to embark on, as well as more challenging routes for those who love the adrenaline rush.
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