LOCAL CULTURE & HISTORY
For culture, you may get to see the best of festival life at the Buxton Opera House, whether the Fringe for comedy, the alternative live music or the main auditorium which offers international fayre in intimate surroundings.
For those who like their interests to be more leisurely, there is a wide selection of historic buildings and homes to visit:
The Peak District is blessed with some of England's finest grand houses: Chatsworth dominates the area - fabulous gardens, an adventure playground and farmyard for the kids and a wealth of treasures inside the house for the adults. (www.chatsworth.org)
Tissington Hall is the 17th century home of the Fitzherbert family with great furniture and paintings. Hardwick Hall, Bess of Hardwick's Elizabethan mansion, houses fabulous tapestries, a stunning kitchen and lovely walled gardens. (www.peakdistrict.nationaltrust.org.uk)
Haddon Hall is one of the finest examples of a fortified Elizabethan Manor House. Peveril Castle is a Norman fortification complete with visitor centre. All of the attractions lie within a 20 min drive of the property. (www.english-heritage.org.uk)