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Places to visit

This is by no means extensive, but a few of the places we like to visit when staying at the cottage.

Chatsworth Park – historic house, gardens and parkland. Fantastic childrens’ farm and woodland play area. Also visit their extensive farm shop: www.chatsworth.org

Little Monkeys - childrens’ play centre at Darwin Forest Country Park (great when the weather isn’t so good): www.little-monkeys.co.uk

Carsington Water – watersports, walking, childrens’ play area and much more.

Bakewell – historic market town and the best place for a Bakewell Pudding.

Hathersage heated outdoor pool: www.hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk

Blue John Caverns at Castleton: www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk

Tissington Trail – former Ashbourne to Buxton railway line. Now a bridleway and walk/cycle path.

Matlock Bath – former spa town, attractions include Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham.

Alton Towers – theme park and resort: www.altontowers.com

There are also extensive walking and cycling trails in the area.

  Fern Cottage wellies


The view over Chatsworth

Places to eat and drink in Baslow

Charlies – café and bistro: www.charliesbaslow.com

Rowley’s – restaurant and bar: www.rowleysrestaurant.co.uk

Fischer’s at Baslow Hall – Michelin star dining: www.fischers-baslowhall.co.uk

Il Lupo – Italian restaurant: www.illuporistorante.com

There are a few pubs too, such as the Devonshire Arms and the Wheatsheaf. The Wheatsheaf has a large childrens’ play area.


chatsworth link
what's on in Bakewell
Where to eat in Bakewell