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The Dutch Barn is a 3 bedroom two storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 7 and is located in Bakewell, Central England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 2 pets. Prices range from £610 to £1611 per week. Local to Edensor, Beeley, Stanton in Peak, Hassop, Great Rowsley
This impressive barn conversion lies in a peaceful hamlet on the edge of Lathkill Dale, one of England’s most beautiful valleys and a national nature reserve. With enclosed front garden and private rear decked area with hot tub, it is 2 miles from bustling Bakewell, with swimming pool, museum and shops. Ashford-in-the-Water has excellent river walks and great pubs. Surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside, The Dutch Barn is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday with many traffic-free trails and cycle hire centres locally. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within 5 miles. Visit Matlock Bath, with the Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom. Castleton Caverns and Carsington Water are just 12 miles. Alton Towers, 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and serving food, 200 yards.
The Olde Gate Inn is situated deep in the hills of the Peak District with views of nothing but countryside from this 17th century pub. It has a separate restaurant serving lots of home cooked favourites.
Bateman's Restaurant, owned by chef John Roberts who is also a member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, offers you a number of dining choices from Bar & Restaurant to beautifully decorated 1st floor restaurant with countryside views.
Award winning Master Chef looks forward to welcoming you to his restaurant with a difference... It has only one table! You are guaranteed quality and excellence in the 'Best Restaurant of the Year 2005'.
The Old Post Restaurant, voted in the top 10 of UK restaurants 2003, prides itself on its freshly prepared, cooked to order menu. (Credit/Debit cards are not accepted)
Darely Mill is an elegant and contemporary restaurant with a fabulous decked terrace that overlooks the River Derwent. Seasonal menus for both lunch and evening meals on offer.
Restaurant Zest is a converted warehouse which opened in 1998, still retaining its original character, and is set out on two stylishly designed floors. Regularly changing seasonal menus are on offer with lots of eclectic and fresh ideas.
The Risley Park; a fabulous bar and restaurant with tasty home cooked meals and extensive drinks menu on offer. The Risley also has a function room available.
Focusing on serving uncomplicated dishes made from the freshest produce, The Yellow Broom has been established since the 1930s and is a renowned meeting place for all.
The Burnt Gate is a 13 year established, award winning county pub and restaurant catering for an office lunch, Sunday lunch with the family or just a good pint in a relaxing atmosphere.
Catering for families with younger children, this farmyard has a variety of animals and their young to view and its very own woodland adventure playground.
This 600 acre working farm provides an entertaining day out for the family with various selections of animals, specially designed playgrounds and a go-kart track.
One of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out where beauty meets human achievement. It first opened its gates back in 1780 and is still a popular destination for the whole family today.
Gulliver's theme parks are for the whole family to enjoy, catering for those with children aged 2 - 13 years old. The park has lots of themed rides and no park would be complete without its very own resident characters.
Plenty to keep the family occupied here, from the Petrifying Wells to the Aquarium containing a selection of British and freshwater fish, even the fantastic Malawi Cichilds.
Carsington Water is a great visitors attraction and has been for many years since being open by the queen in 1992. The visitors centre shows you the importance of water in our daily lives, with interactive activities for the kids. Also see the Kugal Stone - a 1 tonne ball of granite revolving on a thing layer of water... it can be moved with a touch of your hand! There is a restuarant onsite, and plenty of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, sailing and windsurfing.
The Crich Tramway village is high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking Derwent Valley and open all year to the public. The village is also home to the National Tramway Museum.
A wildlife park set in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Blackbrook has a varied collection of some of the most rare and endangered species to be found in the world.
Let your kiddies play and play while you enjoy a well earned break in the quality café overlooking the lovely Derwent River. More suitable for younger children, with a wide choice of slides and activity areas to choose from.
At Alton Towers, you'll be spoilt for choice, there is so much to do: the water park, fabulous golf course and luxurious spa and at the theme park alone there's lots of rides, suitable for all ages as well as shows and costumed actors. (guide dogs welcome)
Visit this famous 700 year old open market, which is the hub of the town, complemented by the new shopping centres, retail parks and department stores.
The Tropical Butterfly House offers a unique opportunity to get closer to some of the world's most beautiful and unique living things! This is a must-see for animal-lovers in South Yorkshire. The facility is home to a wide range of creatures, even more than just elegant butterflies. Stop by and explore the Meerkat Mansion, Small Animal House, Farm Barn, Birds of Prey area, Prairie Dog Camp, Butterfly House and much more!
Waterworld Stoke is a modern, purpose built, all season and all weathers tropical aqua park. Attracting over 400,000 visitors per year, it is the largest venue of its kind within the UK.
Asylum Paintball is different in that it is an indoor paintball arena and will not be affected by the weather, regardless of the time of year you can enjoy your time here. Housed in a massive 30,000 sq ft building, you enter the war torn streets of Mancunia where you will have to overcome a number of obstacles and challenges to conquer your enemy. Once you enter the combat zone your survival instincts kick in and the game really begins. The facilities and equipment at Asylum Paintball are excellent and the staff are extremely friendly and professional and very thorough in going through the equipment and safety procedures so that you are ready and confident before you start your experience. Full equipment is provided all you need is loose comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear. The minimum age to engage in paintballing here is 11. If you are looking for a thrilling and exciting yet exhaustive day out then this could be for you, you will leave with aching muscles and a few bumps and bruises but it is all worthwhile for a great day out.
A fun park for all the family to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood.
Set in 60 acres of stunning woodland, 140 monkeys live and roam about. You'll find a monkey sat on the bench next to you or nipping across the road in front of you!
Wheelgate Park truly has something for everyone with attractions ranging from thrilling rides, energising activities, and stimulating challenges. Fascinating historical exhibits and animal attractions.
Coopers Square offer a wide array of favourite high street stores. Café restaurants within the complex offer a relaxing break.
Set up since 1993, this famous ghost walk leads you around the oldest parts of Nottingham, up to the Castle where the streets are 1000 years old. You will hear all about the ghosts and ghouls who haunt the city, where they lurk and how they met their untimely ends!
Explore the tunnels and caves that lie beneath Nottingham City; enter into the depths of the original Anglo-Saxon tunnels, if you dare!
In the Derwent Valley just off the A57 you can cycle beside the historic Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs through fabulous woodland scenery.
Here you can find over 30 miles of traffic free cycling through magnificent limestone scenery, situated at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails.
Part of the High Peak trail near Wirkswirth is this fabulous 17.5 mile, traffic free track with an extra link to the Tissington Trail.
With one of the oldest lead mines in Derbyshire, it's well worth a walk around this wild Pennine moorland renowned for its rare wildlife, bird breeding and spectacular views.
With a new habitat created in 2005, a great variety of wildlife has been attracted to this area to mingle with the existing inhabitants. Further improvement work to enlarge the reserve due for 2012.
North of the town centre on the Tissington Trail you can find this old disused railway line for 13.5 miles of traffic free riding and beautiful scenery.
North Wingfield is a narrow strip of grassland with the River Rother running through it and abundant wildlfe to spot, particularly in the summer months.
Cycle through the 9 miles of fantastic river valleys and along converted railway lines called the Manifold Track. Located in the main village behind the Crown Hotel.
Hillbridge is one of the largest reserves in the area with quite a few species of woodland bird taking up residence here, some, sadly, quite rare to see.
Don't miss the chance to see the gorgeous landscape that surrounds the Sett Valley Trail. This 2.5 acre recreational path serves as a guide for walkers, joggers, cyclists and hikers as they embark on a serene journey that is good for the mind as well as the body. The trail runs along a former railway line, offering a glimpse of lush countryside.
In Hayfield village is a 2.5 mile trail with plenty of additional access to hills via bridleways, ideal to get up high and see those spectacular views.
This reserve was once clay pits making material for bricks, now it forms a number of shallow ponds that provide homes for a variety of wildlife.
Journey along the canal towpaths which are in truly excellent condition and are perfect for walkers too.
Learn to fly a glider or simply take a flight with one of the qualified pilots who are on duty all year round. The club also has simulators available to test your nerve before flight.
Qualified instructors with Peak Activities are ready to lead you into the caves that lie beneath the Peak District National Park.
A sailing club which is a recognised RYA teaching centre offering shorebased, powerboat and sailing courses for adults and children alike.
Enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool situated in stunning surroundings. It's located next to the activity centre, so after a hard day spent climbing, abseiling, mountain biking or cave orienteering, enjoy a relaxing swim.
Barlow fisheries is situated on the edge of the Peak District in 50 acres of secluded valley. Open from dawn to dusk all year round offering relaxing fishing and various fishing tuition.
Ridgewood Equestrian Centre offers a wide range of activities such as learning to ride, looking after your horse, competitions and trekking.
Beauchief Golf Course is a beautiful 5,258 yard, Par 67 course that offers excellent challenge and tranquil scenery. Hone your skills on the green while enjoying fresh air and a lush, natural environment. This idyllic activity is found in the gorgeous Peak District hills. Don't forget to linger by the 4th hole to see one of the best views offered by Beauchief!
Ashbourne's fabulous 18 hole golf course is ideally situated at the Gateway to the Peak District. Also on offer is the new licensed bar and extensive catering options.
Ten pin bowling, soft play areas and fun for all the family to enjoy are all on offer at the Genesis Centre as well as conference suites.
A lovely spring-fed lake at just over 2 acres, situated in the River Dane Valley. At the heart of the Peek District this beautiful area is a perfect place to go fishing. The fish themselves are a wide variety of breeds, including Rainbow, Brown, Triploid and Blue.
Wild Park Leisure offers paintballing and quad biking, so whether you are crawling through undergrowth or racing over hills ... adrenaline is what you get!
Learn to paraglide with Parapente, established since 1987 making it one of the oldest launch schools in the Peak District and with the most experienced instructor in the country.
Ice Sheffield is the place for winter sport enthusiasts! Public ice skating and activities are available as well as lessons for those who want to learn how to skate, play hockey and much more. Those who want a little more adrenaline with their entertainment should check out Aerial Extreme, an urban high ropes course that includes 24 insane obstacles!
The Derby Aero Club was formed in 1987 and grew to be one of the biggest in the country. With its own airfield, it offers all range of lessons, aircraft hire and trail lessons.
Don't underestimate this 9-hole course — not only is it very well worth playing, but it is also home to some of the most truly enjoyable challenges you will find anywhere.
Carrington Riding Centre is a professional and highly accredited riding school that can be found in the Mersey valley green belt, amongst 450 acres of stunning countryside. The staff here are fantastic, they are so friendly, highly skilled and patient to deal with the more nervous visitors. The facilities at Carrington Riding centre include an indoor school, three all weather rubber surfaced outdoor floodlit menages complete with comfortable viewing facilities and a cafe. In addition they are the sole riding school to have a Racewood Dressage simulator, you get the full effect of riding a horse, go through a programme of walks, trots and canters and at the end get a computerised assessment of how you did, a brilliant way of seeing if you will be able to handle a horse especially if you are nervous or reluctant to ride. The horses and ponies have been carefully chosen for their temperaments and are entirely trained to ensure both your safety and enjoyment whilst here. Carrington Riding school offer a range of activities with riding lessons, birthday parties, hacks, lessons in jumping and much more. Throughout the year they run a schedule of events and activities so it is worth checking their website. If you are after a riding school with a professional and friendly approach then make your way to Carrington Riding Centre, you will be delighted with the amenities they have available.
26 bowling lanes of fun! The perfect place for a party or get together with friends. Compete to see how many strikes you can get!
Ice skating is cool no matter what your age or ability. So where better to try it out than the National Ice Centre where ice sessions and lessons are available.
Ecclesall Woods offers 140 hectares of semi-natural woodland located in South Yorkshire. Everyone will find a reason to enjoy this verdant region. Get a vigorous workout by wandering the area or take it slow and enjoy the opportunity to spot wildlife, birds and beautiful plant life. There are also historic and archaeological features found in this gorgeous nature reserve.
Offering something for everyone to enjoy, the Chatsworth estate, Britain's best loved stately home, offers famous works of art, spectacular fountains, food and drink and many miles of walks in the countryside. This fantastic house with its wonderful gardens is an absolute must see.
An impressive collection of various plantlife, including rhododendrons and azaleas kalmias. Plants acquired from all over the globe can be found here. The site itself is on the remains of an old millstone quarry covering 4 acres or so of woodland. Explore at leisure, this enchanting location and marvel at the many species of bird to be found in the area.
The Pavilion Gardens sport 23 acres of fabulous recently landscaped gardens, situated in the centre of Buxton on the banks of the River Wye. A great range of food and drink is also available at the Garden Restaurant.
158 acres cared for by the National Trust with lots of grassland - ideal for some peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. Ilam Hall, built between 1821 and 1827 also sits in the grounds but is not open to the public.
Queens Park opened in 1893 and with the help of a lottery grant and has been recently restored to its former glory. There is a cricket ground, boating lake, miniature railway and a play area for young children. A local brass band can be heard around the park on Sundays in summer.
Graves Park is a beautiful stretch of green that offers many recreational opportunities for visitors. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the grass and trees or bring the family to the 22 acre animal farm. Deer, chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, donkeys, sheep, Highland cattle, chinchillas, rabbits and much more make there home on this beautiful farm property.
Found just two miles from the Sheffield city centre, Endcliffe Park is an idyllic place to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. This beautiful area offers plenty of green space with lovely sights and lush scenery. The entire park encompasses 15 hectares and includes many appealing conveniences.Stop by and check out the children's playground, cafe, riverside walk, woodlands and much more!
These unique gardens, situated where the River Derwent is at its most tranquil, are the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon in the sun or a boat trip up the river. The gardens have also appeared in numerous film and TV Productions.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens were established in the early 1830s. The project, which was founded by the Sheffield Botanical and Horticultural Society, included beautiful plant displays and a highly fashionable arrangement. The site thrived until suffering financial hardships over the years. Today it's a lush place to explore that is well-cared for by the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust.
Weston Park offers gorgeous views and true English character. This royal landmark features lush, manicured gardens, stunning architecture and a long history. The House and Stables provide space for meetings and corporate events as well as weddings, private parties and other important personal gatherings. Even if you aren't planing a large scale celebration, you can still stop by the Granary Grill for a savoury meal.
If you are searching for a peaceful place for a picnic, Crookes Park is one of the best places around! This stunning greenscape features lush growth and the sparkling waters of a nearby lake. Have a seat and relax while enjoying the fresh air and lovely scenery. Everywhere you go provides the best view!
The Winter Garden is an impressive facility that is also among the largest temperate glasshouses constructed in the United Kingdom in the last century. Visitors can explore a massive collection of more than 2,500 plants brought in from all over the globe. The enormous interior is big enough to house 5,000 domestic sized greenhouses.
National Trust owned Hardwick Hall displays the enormous wealth and authority of its original owner, Bess of Hardwick, and will be hosting various events throughout the year to commemorate the 400 years since her death. (Dogs allowed in park)
The Rivelin Valley Nature Trail offers a beautiful place to enjoy Mother Nature and get plenty of fresh air and exercise! This verdant path winds through gorgeous woodlands that gives visitors the freedom to explore while they stretch their legs. Bring a camera because you never know what kind of bird and animal life you might encounter!
The Five Weirs Walk is a gorgeous walking path that spans 8 km from the Sheffield city centre to Meadowhall. The journey traces the path of the River Don and includes a variety of peaceful views. Many enjoy this beautiful path each year, including cyclists, walkers, anglers, nature lovers and canoeists.
A stunning area of wooded parkland, hills, lakes, trails and even more wildlife in this park that stretches over 600 acres of varied landscape. There is a sculpture trail and 18 miles of footpaths, some of which are wheelchair friendly.
Get away from city life in the open parkland at Markeaton Park. With all age groups in mind, there is a multitude of entertainment from the craft village to crazy golf and even a miniature steam train.
A short walk from the city centre you will find Darley Abbey Park, a popular escape from the hustle of the city offering peace, quiet and fine views of Derby. The River Derwent flows through the park providing a natural path to walk along one side.
Situated on the banks of the River Dane, north east of the town centre, the park contains numerous benches, some providing views along the River Dane. The ideal place to sit and soak up the atmosphere.
Central Forest Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the city. It provides facilities for walking, cycling, dog walking, informal sports and skateboarding.
A 650 acre park on the northern fringes of Nottingham, which has an incredible variety of wildlife habitats, mill lakes, meadows and oak woodland to enjoy.
An important historic site, with impressive Italian gardens and stunning scenery. Originally created for the Duke of Sutherland, these charming gardens have maintained their initial layout, however the ongoing restoration project has taken a refreshing look at the gardens and the plantlife there. With the help of award winning garden designers; Tom Stuart-Smith and Piet Oudolf, a more contemporary look is being created. Stroll around these unique gardens and unwind in their tranquil atmosphere.
Fletcher Moss and Park Botanical Gardens is housed in 21 acres of stunning grounds, the park was gifted by Alderman Fletcher Moss to the city in 1914. Today these beautiful gardens are well maintained and cared for by a group of volunteers and offer a place of peace and solitude away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and has a nice friendly atmosphere. There are many pathways that lead you through the park where you enjoy the heather and rock gardens, small pond, the formal rose garden, sensory herb bed, ornamental trees and woods. There are even pathways that lead you along the river Mersey. The alternating seasons bring different things to see and lots of aromatic smells. There are a number of events that take place in the park such as plays, concerts and family fun activities. There are tennis greens and a bowling green where you can play. There is lots of room for younger visitors to run around and they love exploring the woods. You will find lots of benches where you can sit and relax and appreciate the beautiful surroundings. There is a nice cafe that serves a good selection of beverages and light snacks that are reasonably priced. Fletcher Moss and Park Botanical Gardens offers a nice environment to escape from the stresses of life, pretty gardens and walks for your enjoyment.
Clumber Park is home to the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe and Clumber Chapel — a Gothic cathedral in miniature. Enjoy some of the most pleasurable walking around, including idyllic lakeside strolls. Or hire a bike and explore this great park with friends. It's also the perfect setting for a picnic and that family game of cricket or football during the summer months.
An 80 acre woodland in South Derbyshire with many paths from which to explore this pretty area. Take the children to the play area or have a go on the climbing rock. This park also plays a role in local art and heritage and has recently had 40,000 new trees planted.
Peak Village Shopping precinct with Exsports, Ponden Mill, Cotton Traders and Massarella's Restaurant to complete your day.
Hope Valley is a wide valley running east?west and attracts cyclists, pony trekkers and rock climbers from all over the country. Mam Tor 'Shivering Mountain' lies at the head of the valley, which is also home to Peveril Castle and Ladybower Reservoir.
Recently restored to its former glory, The Buxton Opera House is well worth a visit for the fantastic auditorium and ceiling paintings alone. It also hosts a varied programme of events including musical concerts.
Showing a full programme of up to date films (check website for times) plus Met Opera HD live events. Free and disabled parking available and the centre is wheelchair friendly.
Chesterfield, home of the famous crooked spire. An old market town blended with a modern shopping centre — it boasts a medieval market and lantern parade.
Opened in 1923 as the Picture House, The Winding Wheel, home of the Odeon cinema was closed in 1981. It has now been refurbished and reopened as a conference and entertainment venue for concerts, lectures and dances.
Originally called the Civic Theatre, in 1982 its name was changed to Pomegranate. Hosting both professional and amateur performances, at full capacity the theatre can seat more than 500 people.
Nestling amongst the stunning scenery of the Peak District, Leek is a historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques and good food.
If you are ready for a challenge, then stop by the vibrant Climbing Works! This unique attraction offers the best indoor climbing experience. Bouldering is a great way to test your skills and physical fitness. This exciting facility offers an adult area and a separate Mini Works designed just for young climbers.
Greentop Circus is a school that provides opportunities for those seeking professional training as entertainers. Adult classes and workshops are offered and cover everything from aerial performance to acrobalance and point and line work. Activities for children are also offered and include holiday events, trapeze, free running, acrobatics and advanced lessons.
Right in the heart of Sheffield and open 7 days a week, with lots of high street names and designer brands.
The Crucible Theatre is an important landmark because it was constructed during a time when the the city of Sheffield had lost all of its major theatres. With only one small venue still in business, the area was in dire need of another entertainment option. The Crucible was opened in 1971. Many well-known and beloved actors have performed on stage at the Crucible, including Ian McKellen and Edward Petherbridge.
Mecca Bingo is a fun way to enjoy a classic game! If you love the thrill that comes with playing to win, Mecca has a lot to offer. Sign up and take advantage of deals for new players. A wide range of bingo rooms are available, ranging from 80 Ball Bingo, Dancing Queen, Lucky 7 and Sunset Strip to Joker Jackpot, Britain's Got Talent Bingo and many more!
Sheffield Theatre offers high quality entertainment presented live on the stage. Beautiful costumes, skilled actors and amazing scenery help create a unique experience for every production. Visitors can enjoy something from almost any popular genre. Past shows include favourites like My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Thriller Live and many more!
Demon Wheelers offers fun activities for groups of all ages! From corporate events and team building exercises to family outings and themed nights, there's much to do. Demon Wheelers offers one of the most diverse entertainment options around, with everything from motorized and shooting activities to inflatables, indoor activities and laser tag!
An afternoon on a steam train is always a great idea for a family day out in Staffordshire — especially if the kids are completely hooked on our good friend Thomas the Tank Engine. (Recommended that wheelchair users board the train at Kingsley & Froghall Station as it has a higher platform)
With the support of local organisations and councils, the Millenium Walkway at New Mills is accessible and ready to serve visitors! This unique projectcompletes the connection of a path that runs below the town. The walkway was recognised with the British Construction Industry award in 2000 and continues to impress all who travel it.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, and enjoying extensive views, Bolsover is well known for its castle and pleasant shopping area.
Torrs Hydro is an exciting new endeavour that strives to regenerate the local community while preserving environmental resources. This vital landmark provides electricity to the local community using earth-friendly methods. The facility has produced more than 700,000 kWh since September of 2008. Open days are held four times throughout the year.
Whether you love books, records, CDs or comics, High Street Books in New Mills is the perfect place to start shopping. This unique retail experience offers the diverse selection that only an independent second hand book store can supply. After more than three decades in business, High Street Books has something for every reading or listening preference.
High Lea Park is a beautiful recreational space in New Mills. This area offers gorgeous scenery with lush woodlands and vibrant gardens. The newest additional includes an orchard. Families can let their little ones romp on the playground. The park also hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, including a fireworks display, bonfire and the One World Festival.
The Palace Theatre is a year short of celebrating its 100th anniversary so will be holding lots of exciting events with that in mind. Keep an eye on the website for further information.
A cinema with 8 lanes of bowling fun attached — a great idea for a day out with the family or for a rainy afternoon. All the latest films, check website for up to date listings.
Relax and experience the nostalgia of this unique heritage railway, winding you gently on a 5.5 mile round steam journey over ever changing gradients and through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside.
The Peniston Paramount Cinema on Shrewsbury Road offers high quality entertainment on the big screen. Sit back, relax and enjoy a great show while taking a brief break from sightseeing. The films presented cover just about every major genre, from animated children's movies to dramas and comedies. Organ and live events are also offered.
Few heritage towns can boast such a wealth of interesting sites and buildings concentrated in such a small area as Burslem Town centre. Many buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Irish World Heritage Centre is a housed in an attractive building with lots of windows that give stunning views out over Manchester City Centre. Outside there is a spacious decking area that includes a walled garden where you can take a pleasant walk and enjoy the views. It acts as a premier facility that provides flexible spaces that can be booked for conferences, meetings, weddings and events. There is a lovely restaurant that serves delicious home cooked food with an Irish influence and it has a real homely and welcoming atmosphere. The main feature at the centre of the building is a 5,000 year old piece of sculpted Irish bog wood. They do an excellent carvery on a Sunday that is accompanied by live entertainment in the evening and this does be excellent with a varied and interesting mix of artists. In the bar area there is usually a choice of sports been shown on the televisions and the bar has a selection of Irish ales on tap and a broad choice of Whiskey's. Afterwards you can visit the Irish food store to take home some of the delicious goods that are available here. Irish World Heritage Centre serves excellent food in a warm and inviting ambience and at reasonable prices, if in the area you should come along and try out this wonderful venue for yourself.
Ideally situated on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border, the centre houses over 35 outlets and there are regular live events and entertainment held in its unique hall as well.
Stonerig Raceway is a unique venue that was created to ensure all visitors a fun and memorable visit. It will appeal to both little and big kids who can choose from 7 themed Scalextric Race Tracks, each will try out your skills and reactions and responses, as you manoeuvre your car at speed around the tracks. If you want to take your skills to the next level you can take a turn in their full size F1 Simulator where, you will career around an actual F1 circuit and feel what it is like to behind the wheel of a speeding racecar, it is an amazing experience and very authentic. There are different tracks that you can race on, each track has its own challenges and will give you the ultimate racing experience. It is an inclusive experience that everyone can get involved in, fun with family and friends. The staff are very friendly, attentive and helpful, especially in putting the cars on the tracks and starting races. If you are looking for a fun filled activity that all the family can enjoy then make your way to Stonerig Raceway, you will not disappointed, you are assured a fun and enjoyable time, there will be lots of smiling faces when leaving. Stonerig Raceway offers a range of deals and packages so do check their website to see what is available, overall it is great value for money.
Wobbleyou offers you the opportunity to shake off that extra flab and those extra inches without any strenuous effort, the most taxing thing you will have to do is take off your shoes and step onto the machine. You will do the equivalent of a one hour workout in a mere ten minutes. The best thing is that the machine does all the work for you. The results will be a loss of weight and inches in addition to you getting toned and the best thing is that you do not have to break a sweat. You will find the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The great thing about Wobbleyou is that anybody can use these machines and achieve the results. Take ten minutes out of your busy schedule to see how Wobbleyou can benefit you.
The Comedy Store is the place to go if looking for a night filled with fun, laughs, food, drink within a vibrant and bustling atmosphere. The club here in Manchester is a specifically built 500 seat comedy venue and it is where you will discover the best stand-up comedy around. There is live comedy Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and the range of performers is amazing and continually changes. They have their own restaurant offering a wide range of dishes to cater to all tastes and diets, the food is very good and reasonably priced and the service is very good too. There is also a bar menu if you prefer to sit at the spacious bar area, or pizza can be ordered for after the show, there are lots of dining options to choose from. The Comedy Store should have a health hazard as you laugh so much your sides ache and the tears roll down your face, a unique, fun and thoroughly enjoyable night out, to be shared with friends or family. Don't hesitate get yourself along to the Comedy Store you will be delighted and captivated with the experience.
With a collection of history from the Bakewell area, the museum is a fascinating building originating from the 1500s under Henry VIII.
The Trust's first acquisition in the Peak District, acquired in 1906 and still used today, it forms a part of the Winster village's secret garden event.
Eyam Hall is the ideal spot for weddings, receptions, conferences. Converted farm buildings have been turned into a craft centre and a licensed restaurant. It is open throughout the year.
Be sure to visit the wonder that is Chesterfield's Crooked Spire Church, a place of worship for 800 years. Take in the beauty and the history of the building.
Beauchief Abbey was established in 1176 under the Welbeck Abbey. The beautiful building features many classic architectural elements and currently still serves the local community. People gather for worship or to expand their religious knowledge at the abbey. The church is currently part of the Church of England hand is completely organised by the congregation.
The Bishops' House is a handsome example of traditional timbre framed homes in Sheffield, England. This inviting house is found at the top of Meersbrook Park, nestled among tranquil fields. Explore a building that was constructed in the 15th century! The landmark can also be hired for use as an event venue.
The Derwent Valley Mills became a World Heritage site in 2001. Stretching 15 miles down the river, the site contains a series of historic mill complexes and is the host of the 2008 World Heritage Site discovery festival.
The Sheffield General Cemetery is an important piece of the area's history. This landmark was originally opened in 1836. It continued to except new burials until 1978. More than 87,000 people rest in the cemetery. A tremendous conservation effort is underway by the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust to preserve this local treasure.
The award-winning Peace Gardens can be found on Pinstone Street close to the Winter Garden. This beautiful urban landmark is part of the Heart of the City project which focuses on cultural regeneration in Sheffield. Travellers can explore a central walk area and follow the Gold Route which leads to the Sheffield Railway Station.
The Cathedral Church of St. Marie can be found in Sheffield, England. This religious landmark has seen many years of local history pass. Services are still offered at the church, including mass and prayer groups. Travellers can join in regular worship or stop by to enjoy a concert or any of the other events on the church calendar.
The solemn Cholera Monument was given to Sheffield in 1930 as a gift from the Duke of Norfolk. The 3 hectare space serves as the burial ground for many of the more than 400 people who died during the cholera outbreak of 1832. The monument stands in their memory. Once the site was presented to the city, a few additions were incorporated including toilets, an old men's hut and a bowling green.
Sheffield's Town Hall is a breathtaking landmark that officially opened in 1897. Construction came much later in the area's history than other Town Halls of the same period because the Council was more concerned with taking care of social issues than spending resources on a structure.The building was later expanded upon and is currently an impressive testament to beauty and prestige of the city it serves.
A grand Elizabethan manor house joined to a 13th medieval hall. The hall, now called The Old Manor was owned by the Fitzherbert family and features some unusual architectural features, including 17th century Flemish glass alongside a medieval fireplace and a rare king post. During the Civil War, the house was badly damaged and fell into ruins soon after the death of Sir John Fitzherbert in 1649. After being rebuilt in 1680 it has been well preserved ever since and is now owned by the National Trust.
Sheffield's Weston Park Museum is a fascinating landmark that offers a detailed look at the area's rich history. A wide range of exhibits are on display. The permanent collection includes the Arctic World, What on Earth!, Treasures and Sheffield Life and Times exhibits. Events are hosted throughout the year so each visit is unique!
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul offers a tranquil place to worship and celebrate God. The building was constructed on land that has long been used for religious purposes.The 9th century Sheffield Cross once stood there and is now found in the British Museum. Come and join the local community by participating in events and services or stop by to admire the breathtaking stained glass windows.
The Fire and Police Museum in Sheffield is packed with unique exhibits that showcase the equipment and vehicles used by these two vital emergency services. Visitors of all ages will love getting up close to police cars, fire trucks and so much more! This is the largest volunteer-run museum of its kind in the United Kingdom.
The Fulwood Old Chapel is a quaint building that is used as a place of worship by Unitarians. Located in Sheffield, this handsome building was constructed between 1728 and 1729. It was originally utilised as a meeting place for English Dissenters. The single-storey building is made of thick stone walls and may be the burial place of the first daughter of social reformer Samuel Plimsoll.
The Lyceum Theatre was constructed in 1897. The design was based around the proscenium arch. Today it is the only theatre still standing outside of London that was designed by famous architect W.G.R. Sprague. Along with a rich history, the Lyceum also presents an appealing list of performances that include opera, contemporary dance and locally produced programmes.
The Proud Sheffield Manor Lodge overlooks the Don Valley. The nearby landscape is breathtaking and contains much history for those who want to learn more about the area.Learn about the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots and how Sheffield survived the devastating assault of the Blitz. Workshops, holiday events and much more are offered throughout the year.
A great family day out, with the fantasy entertainment house for children and the grand castle with its wonderful collection of art work to admire for the parents. The Venus Garden is also worth a visit with impressive statues and a lovely fountain.
The New Mills Heritage and Information Centre welcomes visitors to learn more about the history and heritage of this charming region. Trail guides, maps and walking books are available for the ambitious traveller as well as gifts and souvenirs. Sample light refreshments while learning about the significance and culture of New Mills!
Peak Rail invites travellers to take a journey back in time. Go on an adventure aboard a diesel or steam train! The railway is preserved to maintain an authentic experience. Lines currently operate between Matlock and Rowsley South. A buffet car is available so passengers can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as light snacks during the trip.
Set in 820 acres of open parkland with lakes and waymarked walks, the masterpiece that is 18th century Kedleston Hall offers a museum, landscaped gardens and a costumed housekeeper.
The Blue Shed is a contemporary production space in Sheffield. The organisation strives to improve the community while adhering to its core values. The venue hosts a wide range of programmes and exhibits, including live performance art, music and a variety of other mediums. The spaces are highly adaptable so every visit is a unique experience.
As featured on television, this multi award winning museum has lots to offer. Engine enthusiasts worldwide flock to view its fascinating displays.
Visit this lovely house, dating from the late 1600s which includes the Museum of Childhood. This great, interactive museum is fun for all ages as you cast a nostalgic look backwards to your own childhoods. This marvelous house was also one of the locations for the BBC's Pride and Prejudice and features one of the most impressive long galleries in the country. (Wheelchair access to the museum, but not to the Hall)
Amerton Railway is a charming two foot gauge line that winds through the gorgeous countryside of Staffordshire.This important local attraction also includes "Isabel," the W.G. Bagnall Saddle tank that was made 115 years ago. Autumn and winter themed events are hosted each year, including the Monster Train and Santa Specials.
Drop-in activities for children every Tuesday to Friday during the school holidays. Have a go at making a mask, fridge magnet, a badge and much more. Also houses the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics.
The Portland Basin Museum is located in the renovated 19th century Ashton Canal Warehouse in Ashton-under-Lyne, and is a part of the city's culture and heritage. The museum is set over two floors and seamlessly combines a bustling modern interior with a tranquil canal side setting. It is an inspiring family friendly museum that has something to appeal to all ages and tastes, with so much to see and do. There is a collection of permanent exhibits but there are lots of changing exhibits. Visitors can walk along a replica of an old street, complete with a bakers shop, pub, school classroom and much more, it is very authentic, you can dress up in old clothes, another section takes you through Manchester's history from past to present, there are displays of clogs, hat and gloves manufacturing, history on local industries such as coal mining also, there are lots of activities for younger visitors, as well as the model railway, play area, barge and outside area. There is a lovely cafe downstairs that has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, they serve a nice selection of beverages and light refreshments, that are reasonably priced. The staff here are friendly and knowledgeable and will happily answer and questions that you may have. There is no entry charge and lots of free parking too. The Portland Basin Museum holds so many interesting and informative exhibits, it is free, educational and interactive and should be on your things to see and do whilst in Manchester.
Manchester Monastery has recently underwent a careful and sympathetic restoration to bring this stunning building back to its former glory, it is a splendid example of the talent of Pugin and is one of his true architectural masterpieces. In fact it is cited as being one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world, and its affluent heritage should never be destroyed. Manchester Monastery was constructed between 1863 and 1872, in the Gothic style, by Franciscan monks who came to the city to minister to the local Catholic community and continued to be a centre for religion, social and cultural events for 120 years. Today it serves as a venue for corporate, social and cultural occasions. However, the monastery is open to the public most Sundays from 12.00 to 4.00pm. The staff here are amenable, informative and happy to answer your questions and impart their knowledge of this stunning building, from its heyday until it fell into dereliction. Tours, concerts and special events occur here each week, so do check the website to see what is on, it is an unusual and inspirational performance space that lends to all art forms, and there is a real serenity to the building. If you get the opportunity to see an event here don't miss it, it is a truly wonderful experience.
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century mansion, with spectacular views across the city. The Exhibition galleries play host to a lively programme of events and exhibitions.
Victoria Baths are a historic and important feature of Manchester's cultural and heritage scene dating back to 1906. They are housed in a stunning building on Hathersage Road and back in their heyday were classified as "the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country". If you are looking to visit this stunning venue they hold open days, on the first Sunday of each month from April through to November, in addition they operate guided tours each Wednesday at 2pm. There are lots of interesting architectural features that you will see here as well as the amazing stained glass, mosaics and tile work, together, with the three pools. The baths are currently undergoing a careful and loving restoration to bring them back to their original glory and rely on people doing the tours and donations to obtain the funding to carry out these necessary works. The tour guides are friendly and animated and have lots of knowledge about the history of the baths and anecdotes to tell, it really enhances and brings the tour to life. You get a real insight into the social structure of the Victorian times, with separate entrances for 1st Class Men, 2nd Class Men and Women! The Victoria Baths can be hired out and also hold a number of events during the year such as arts events, art and craft fairs, photography workshops and much more, so if you can't make a tour take time to visit one of these events to see this amazing building. A tour of the Victoria Baths is highly recommended you will not be disappointed.
Come and discover the house where time has stood still and see huge collection of hidden treasures. Explore the walled gardens and unique Auricula Theatre, enjoy the play area and take a walk round the park.
The Manchester Museum is housed in a beautiful old building close to the University. It contains an eclectic treasure throve of artefacts and pertaining to the natural world and numerous cultures that it is home to. There are many exhibits on display and one of the major attractions is a T-rex and fossils of other pre-historic creatures. Other items of interest include a mastodon skeleton, Samurai armour, ancient Egyptian artefacts, including a mummy, weapons section, lots of stuffed animals, live amphibians and reptiles and much more. It is an interactive museum and you are encouraged to handle many of the objects on show and get involved in the hands on activities. The exhibits are well laid out and easy to see as well as being clearly labelled. There is a cafe where you can enjoy a selection of beverages and hot and cold snacks and a small gift shop that sells a nice selection of gifts. There is no charge for entry to the museum although, there is a donation box and it is open daily from 10am to 5pm. You will find the staff to be super, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable they are more than happy to answer your questions. It will not take you too long to get around the museum but nevertheless there is still lots to see. The Manchester Museum is great for all ages with something to interest everyone, it a interesting and informative in a fun way and will delight all visitors. If you are in Manchester take time to see this lovely museum, you will not be disappointed.
Manchester Town Hall is a prominent and distinguished historic landmark in the city of Manchester. It is a majestic building constructed in the neo-Gothic style back in 1887 and is considered to be one of the best examples of its kind in the country. Pride of place at the front of the entrance is a statue of The Roman Governor, Agricola who was a founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city originated. It is a true architectural gem both outside and inside with so many redeeming features, including, bee mosaic floor, spiral staircases, leaded and stained glass windows, murals, marble statues and painted wooden ceilings. The hall has a long and interesting history and has seen many changes. There is no charge to visit this stupendous building and you can walk around at your own leisure however, if rooms are being used for an event you will not be able to access them. You will find the staff to be friendly and helpful and they are willing to answer your questions. You can book a guided tour, they are informative and interesting and you learn so much about the buildings history, the guides are animated and knowledgeable. There is a nice cafe where you can relax with a lovely afternoon tea amongst the splendour of this building. If you are a resident or a visitor to Manchester don't miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful and ornate building, you will be surprised by all that it offers.