Manchester to Peak District Tour
Derbyshire and The Peak District Explorer – Full Day Tour – Departs: Tues + Thurs + Sat
Join this tour and experience England in miniature.
There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery. You see the gently towering hillocks of the Peak District, experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell village, and journey into the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern.
It’s time to leave the big city behind and travel to the Peak District. Your first stop is in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travellers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. You can wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn its history at an insightful information centre.
You then venture to Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique vista. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history. If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding.
After lunch we travel to Poole’s Cavern*. You can go on an optional visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This cave system has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors who have all marvelled at the chambers, stalagmites and stalactites.
You travel back to Manchester and arrive in the late afternoon.
Castleton – This stunning village shelters in the shadow of the Shivering Mountain.
Monsal Headstone Viaduct – A landmark viaduct and walking route that spans the serene Monsal Dale.
Bakewell – The attractive stone buildings and courtyards attract artists and photographers from around the world.
The Peak District National Park – England’s first national park is a beautiful mix of rolling hills and cosy villages.
Poole’s Cavern* – This magnificent limestone cave is part of a vast complex that has still not been fully explored (Entrance not included).
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
- Attraction tickets may need to be purchased in advance. More information is provided in your booking confirmation e-mail.
- This tour is operated by Rabbies Tours.
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