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Places to visit near Oaker Farm in the Peak District

 

Whilst you stay at Oaker Farm Holiday Cottages in the Peak District why not visit some of the scenic attractions...

 

We have a few suggestions of places of interest for you to visit...

A Conservation and Wildlife Park, located in scenic Peak District National Park of Derbyshire, is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, not only to a unique collection of birds and animals, but to many wild birds and mammals.


The Ladybower, Howden and Derwent reservoirs dominate the upper Derwent valley in The Peak District National Park. The upper two dams are The Howden and The Derwent and these were constructed in a gothic style and were both finished in 1916. Initially The Derwent Dam and The Howden Dam do look the same, although there are some differences. More info'..... The Derwent reservoir was used by the RAF’s Dambusters 617 Squadron to practice their low level flying techniques during 1943, in preparation for delivering Barnes Wallis’ famous bouncing bombs to German dams. The 617 Squadron Dambuster's Memorial is located just inside the gatehouse to the Western Tower of The Derwent Dam. There is a lot of recreational activities available near the Howden and Derwent dams including cycle hire, plenty of footpaths and bridleways, fishing, and walking.The Fairholmes Visitors Centre located very near to The Derwent Dam has information, refreshments and cycle hire. Open all year to the public this area attracts over 2 million visitors a year.


Overlooked by Mam Tor and the Norman keep of Peveril Castle, Castleton is a Peak District gem packed with exciting and interesting tourist attractions. There is Peveril Castle itself, the numerous show caverns and a Blue John stone museum, all surrounded by some of the best walking in the country, and with plenty of excellent accommodation as well as shops, cafes and pubs.


Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12 th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. Described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best houses as "the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages", this remarkable old house is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and is set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park. Haddon has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant. The house is open to visitors from April to October, with a number of special events being staged throughout the season.


Chatsworth House and Gardens in the Derbyshire, Peak District.



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