The Peak District is a mainly hilly area the majority of which is located in Derbyshire, but which includes areas of Staffordshire, Cheshire, and outer Manchester. 12 per cent of the Peak District is classified as National Park and belongs to the National Trust. Rolling hills provide the backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles and the area is very popular with outdoor activity enthusiasts who enjoy cycling, walking and wildlife watching.
If you choose to rent a caravan in the Peak District you, your family and friends can enjoy a fantastic holiday, decide to have a relaxing break, or keep everyone entertained with the many activities on offer in the region.
Places to visit
In this National Park area you will find many family fun attractions to keep everyone occupied and entertained, with a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham, you will remember the fantastic views for ever. Be adventurous on a Go Ape high wire adventure through the tree tops or explore the underground caverns; either on foot or by boat at the famous Blue John caverns at Castleton, or the limestone Poole’s Cavern at Buxton.
The Pavilion Gardens at Buxton offer a beautiful Grade II listed building with lakes and fantastic gardens, where you can also explore farmers’ markets, bazaars, summer carnivals and fetes.
Tatton Park, now a National Trust property, is a fine Georgian mansion house at Knutsford with 1000 acres of landscaped gardens to enjoy; or visit the magnificent Chatsworth House and gardens.
In the Peak District you will discover several Industrial Heritage attractions, such as Heage Windmill which is the only working stone tower, multi sailed windmill in England; Arkwright’s Cromford Mill which is part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, a water powered cotton spinning mill and the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent where the Bass family began brewing beer, with daily guided tours.
For excellent shopping visit Derby, Chesterfield, the vibrant market towns of Ashbourne or Bakewell, the largest town in the National Park. Cheadle and Leek have many unusual shops, antiques and an abundance of tea shops.
The Peak District is easily reached by public transport, with links to the national rail network from the main line stations at Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield. There is motorway access via the M1 and M6 to the Peak District and many buses link from the main market towns like Buxton to the rest of the country.
Rent direct from private caravan owners
As a leading, highly popular caravan portal Rent my Caravan, will allow you to rent a caravan in the Peak District direct from private owners. You will be able to compare prices and facilities offered at the various caravan holiday parks where they are located, so that you can make an informed choice before booking.