The Peak District

4* Mickelover Court Hotel, Derby: World of Wedgewood, Biddulph Grange, Rowsley to Matlock Steam Railway, Buxton, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth & The National Memorial Arboretum

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Accommodation - BW Mickleover Court Hotel (Arrival Day: 1) (Nights: 4) PRICE AVAILABILITY
Twin465.001+
Double465.001+
Double/Twin for Sole525.002+
General Items PRICE AVAILABILITY
National Trust Member-9.002+

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DETAILED OVERVIEW

The Peak District

 
Escape to the rolling hills and enjoy all the stunning scenery that the Peak district has to offer. We stay in the 4* Mickleover Hotel, Derby. This 5 day holiday is packed full with visits to the World of Wedgewood, Bidulph Grange Gardens (NT), a steam train journey & admission to the "palace of the peaks" Chatsworth House. We also spend time in Buxton & Matlock Bath.
 
 
BEST WESTERN MICKLEOVER COURT, DERBY ****
Thursday 21 July 2022
5 Days
£465 per person sharing a twin/double room
£60 single supplement
£9 National Trust Member Discount
Home to home pick up/set down from £25 per person
Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour
 
 
Price includes:
All coach travel
Porterage
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Wedgwood Factory Tour
Admission to Biddulph Grange (NT)
Rowsley to Matlock Steam Railway Journey
Admission to Chatsworth House
 
 

ITINERARY

Thursday 21 July

We make our journey north with a stop for lunch arriving at our hotel in time to settle in before dinner.

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Friday 22 July

Today we visit The World of Wedgwood, which is a unique, interactive visitor centre experience celebrating the very best of British craftsmanship. Explore the manufacturing process in the heart of the Potteries, at Barlaston, the home of Wedgwood. On the Wedgwood Factory Tour, see up close the craftsmanship, artisan skills and techniques honed over 260 years. The award winning tour offers an in depth view of all aspects of bone china and iconic Jasperware production including casting, firing, glazing, figure making, decorating and hand painting, ornamentation and gilding. This afternoon we visit Biddulph Grange Garden (NT). This Victorian garden was created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.

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Saturday 23 July

After a leisurely breakfast we set out to discover the southern end of the Peak District. Sit back and enjoy a nostalgic return steam train journey between Rowsley & Matlock, gliding past villages and open countryside you can enjoy the views from the comfort of your carriage. This afternoon we visit the spa town of Buxton with its world-famous Georgian and Victorian architecture.

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Sunday 24 July

This morning we visit Matlock Bath, sat beside the River Derwent, the popular tourist spot is located in a steep and beautiful gorge. A popular tourist destination since the late 17th Century when the spa waters were first discovered, its' heyday was in Victorian times when it became known as "Little Switzerland" by the poet, Lord Byron. You can take the cable car up to Abraham Heights and take in the wonderful views or spend the afternoon exploring the number of attractions, walks, shops and eateries. We travel on to the nearby "Palace of the Peaks", Chatsworth house has been home to the family of the Dukes of Devonshire since 1549. Explore Chatsworth's rich interior, unique treasures and interesting history. Stroll around the 105 acres of landscaped gardens with sculptures, mazes and waterfalls.

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Monday 25 July

After breakfast we make our way home with a stop on route at the National Memorial Arboretum, arriving home mid-afternoon.

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PICK-UP POINTS

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

NAME PICK-UP TIME RETURN TIME
Baldock Market Place N/STBATBA
Bishops Stortford Dane StTBATBA
Buntingford The Crown PHTBATBA
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14TBATBA
Cambridge Trumpington P&RTBATBA
Great Shelford NTBATBA
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14TBATBA
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12TBATBA
Hitchin NTBATBA
HODDESDON - Clock TowerTBATBA
Letchworth Station Rd NTBATBA
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop NTBATBA
Royston Bus StationTBATBA
Saffron Walden High St NTBATBA
Sawbridgeworth White L. NTBATBA
Sawston War Memorial NTBATBA
Stansted Mountfit Har NTBATBA
Stevenage Danestrete KTBATBA
WARE - Station RdTBATBA

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