Set upon the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, The Ketch is perfectly situated for the traveller intent on having an outdoorsy and historical holiday.
Ever popular is Carsington Water for watersports, cycle hire and fishing, situated just a few miles away, whilst down the road is the historic town of Ashbourne, known as ‘The Gateway to Dovedale’, where you will find independent shops and transport links. With its cobbled market place and Tudor heritage, it sits at the start of the Tissington Trail, which is perfect for walkers and cyclists.
The Peak District National Park consistently draws visitors from all over the world. Beautiful sights such as Dovedale and Lathkill Dale scatter the landscape. Other features of the White Peak include Castleton with many famous caverns, as well as Buxton and it’s stunning Opera House.
An unmissable element to Derbyshire is the wealth of history amongst the hills. Chatsworth House museum and gardens are great for spending a day learning about the history of Derbyshire and its stately homes. We are also within an hour’s distance of Bolsover and Peveril Castle, both English Heritage owned properties. Don’t forget the historic town of Bakewell, famous for its variety of markets. Decide if you prefer Bakewell tart over Bakewell pudding or take a brewery tour at Thornbridge Brewery.
Matlock Bath plays host to the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom, both are a family-friendly day out. The rollercoasters of Alton Towers are within driving distance for the adrenaline seekers among you.
After a long day retire to The Ketch, which has plenty of parking, outdoor space and can cater for various dietary requirements. Family and dog-friendly, it’s the perfect place to eat if you do not fancy cooking for yourself!
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