Think of Derbyshire and you probably think of Stately Houses. Chatsworth House is the stately house, said to be grander than Buck House itself. Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It was built to impress; it still hasn’t lost its allure.
Nearby, on the outskirts of Bakewell, is the altogether more understandable Haddon Hall. This fabulous medieval hall is simple yet stunning and is well worth a visit.
Those are the two big ones but there are plenty of other less statelier houses and halls around that are a pleasure to visit. Tissington Hall, Eyam Hall and Lyme Hall are close by and further afield over in Cheshire there are some splendid timber-framed house including Little Morten and Gasworth Halls.
Of course real people live in the towns villages and hamlets of the Peak District and a stroll through any of the settlements will reveal some beautiful vernacular architecture that’ll have you oozing with jealousy!
The good folk of Tideswell have put together a village trail to help you discover this lovely village. Go to the Visit Tideswell trails page to download your copy.