The Sunday Times names the Peak District amongst the 18 most exciting world destinations for 2018

Bretton Lane, Foolow

Don’t just take our word for it, but check out the Sunday Times’ list of the top 18 places to visit in 2018 (dated 31/12/17) and you will find the Peak District rubbing shoulders with Western Australia, Cambodia and Slovenia to name just a few.

It’s no surprise to those of us who live here that people fall in love with this beautiful and unspoilt area of the country. There is something here for everyone: The Peak District is accessible from all parts of the country, our scenery, with its gently rolling hills, flower strewn dales and brooding escarpments is able to be enjoyed by everyone, not just hardened walkers and with 8 million fewer visitors a year than the Lake District, you won’t feel crowded out!

Villages like Litton are not twee and over touristy. Whilst retaining their picturesque nature, they have also retained their traditional feel, allowing our visitors to really experience village life and join in if they wish to. Cosy pubs and delicious locally made food and drink abound. Most importantly, our pubs are welcoming and visitors to Candlelight Cottage love to spend their evenings in the Red Lion in Litton chatting to locals, soaking up the atmosphere as well as the heat of roaring open fires.

Bretton Edge looking towards Stanage Edge

There is plenty going on in the area too. A walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise, there are hundreds of miles of well signposted trails and footpaths to explore, suiting all abilities. Virtually any kind of sport one could name is catered for and the scenery and warmth of local people adds to the fun. Culture vultures are spoilt for choice with the number of large stately homes such as Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and many other National Trust properties to explore, not forgetting the world famous annual Buxton Festival of arts and literature (July 6 – 22) and theatres and concert halls of Manchester and Sheffield within easy reach. Chatsworth House hosts special events throughout the year such as concerts, a Christmas market, Game Fair, Horse Trials, themed balls, bonfire and fireworks display, and the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (June 6 – 10).

Scores of pretty villages such as Litton, Foolow or Eyam, market towns such as Bakewell, Ashbourne, Chesterfield or the spa towns of Matlock and Buxton provide ample distraction for sightseers, shoppers and those who simply enjoy sitting in coffee shops watching the world go by.

Footpath from Eyam to Foolow

Check out the Things to Do page of our website for more ideas of where to go and what to see during your stay with us and of course, when we meet you on arrival, we are always happy to pass on our local knowledge and answer any questions you may have.

Come and see this beautiful area for yourself! At Candlelight Cottage, you are assured of a warm welcome and a peaceful stay in an exceptionally comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage .

Contact us here.

Candlelight Cottage is rated 5 star GOLD by Visit England

All of our reviews on Trip advisor have been given 5 stars


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