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Chatsworth & The Gardens of the Peak District
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Chatsworth & The Gardens of the Peak District

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The majestic gardens of the Peak District await you on this fantastic holiday with Garden Expert Iain MacDonald.

Stay in the delightful town of Bakewell and enjoy visits to lavish houses and gardens in the surrounding area, including the magnificent Chatsworth House. At the romantic Haddon Hall, stroll the grounds to see the rose gardens and herbaceous borders, while at Biddulph Grange, you can view the most decadent and exotic series of gardens you will ever see.

This trip is ideal for lovers of historical fiction; Chatsworth has provided the location for the filming of period dramas such as Pride & Prejudice and The Duchess.

Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide, escorts this tour. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Pounds Sterling (£)     
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light Meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Holiday highlights

Lyme Hall and Garden

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park is a large estate that was once home to the Legh family. Lyme Hall is set in impressive gardens and is famous for its herds of red and fallow deer, with miles of walks across moorland and through woodlands.

Chatsworth House & Garden

Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. The Chatsworth garden is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, the Victorian rock garden and the maze.

Haddon Hall and Garden

Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house. Haddon Hall is believed to have one of the most romantic gardens in Britain, boasting terraced rose gardens, a bowling green terrace and a fountain terrace. 

Little Moreton Hall

Step back in time, over 500 years and marvel at the delights of the moated manor-house, Little Moreton Hall. Britain’s most famous timber-framed,Tudor manor house has a delightful historic Knot Garden, together with traditional fruit trees, which blossom in May.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Pounds Sterling (£)     
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: £1.50
  • Beer: £3.00
  • Glass of wine: £3.50
  • Light Meal: £9.00
  • Soft Drink: £1.00
  • Bottled Water: £1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Manchester & visit to Lyme Hall

Morning

Travel to Manchester & visit to Lyme Hall

Fly from Dublin to Manchester, escorted by your guide Iain MacDonald. The first stop of your holiday is a visit to Lyme Hall, a Palladian house that was famously used in the BBC adaption of Pride & Prejudice. This lavish estate is set in ancient hunting grounds and is surrounded by grand gardens which include herbaceous borders, formal flower gardens, a detailed Dutch garden, and an elegant orangery. Later, transfer by private coach to your hotel in Bakewell.

Day 2 - Brierlow Bar Bookstore & Haddon Hall

Morning

Brierlow Bar Bookstore & Haddon Hall

This morning you will have a short visit to Brierlow Bar Bookstore, one of the largest independent bookshops in Britain, followed by a guided excursion to Haddon Hall, a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century.

Afternoon

At Leisure

You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the old market town of Bakewell.

Day 3 - Chatsworth House & RHS Flower Show

Full Day

Chatsworth House and Gardens & RHS Flower Show

Depart after breakfast for a full day at Chatsworth House & Gardens and the RHS Show in the grounds. Spend the morning in this magnificent house is often described as the ‘Most Beautiful in England’. From the unique collection of priceless paintings, neoclassical structures and famous books, this house is a treasure trove of wondrous art. Then time to view the gardens which combine features from six different centuries. The 16th century Cascade House, the Sea Horse Fountain and the Duke’s west garden are all must sees. Free time for shopping and lunch in one of the restaurants and cafes before admittance to the Royal Horticultural Society’s first Flower Show to be held in the grounds of this wonderful estate.

Day 4 - Little Moreton Hall & Biddulph Grange Gardens

Morning

Little Moreton Hall

Check out from your hotel this morning and depart for a beautiful scenic drive through the National Park of Derbyshire for a visit and exclusive guided tour of Little Moreton Hall, a sixteenth century moated timber framed house complete with knot garden, then time to explore the Tudor knot garden and apple orchard. Free time for lunch in their delightful restaurant.

Afternoon

Biddulph Grange Gardens & Return Home

This afternoon continue onwards to Biddulph Grange to visit the extensive, exotic Victorian garden, one of the most innovative gardens of the 19th century. With Chinese, Egyptian and Italian styles all seamlessly linked together, this garden is truly unique. Take some time to stroll along the Dahlia Walk, and you must not miss the recreation of a Himalayan glen during this truly unique experience. Transfer to Manchester for your evening return flight to Dublin.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

The Rutland Arms Hotel 3

This 19th century hotel is located in the historic market town of Bakewell and within close proximity to the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall. With its comfortable rooms located in both the main and courtyard building, welcoming decor and attentive staff, it is ... read more read more read more

This 19th century hotel is located in the historic market town of Bakewell and within close proximity to the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall. With its comfortable rooms located in both the main and courtyard building, welcoming decor and attentive staff, it is ideal for exploring the beauty of the Peak District.

Hotel address
The Rutland Arms Hotel
The Square
Bakewell
DE45 1BT
Bakewell
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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