Things to do

Things to do on holiday in the Peak District

One of the tunnels on Monsal Trail

Knotlow Farm Caravan and Campsite is located right in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, within striking distance of all the area’s best attractions. Whether you want to go walking or cycling, simply chill out or immerse yourself a little deeper in the history of the area, there’s an attraction or activity in the Peak District to suit every taste.

Discover the splendour of Chatsworth House, the stalactites and stalagmites in Poole’s Cavern, the caves of Castleton, or take in the breathtaking views from the top of Mam Tor. Cycle through the exciting railway tunnels along the Monsal Trail. At the Western end of Hope Valley lies the picturesque village of Castleton, overlooked by Peveril Castle, and the steep rocky hillsides above it are riddled with hidden waterways and show caves. This is the home of the famous Blue John. And if you want to do something exciting with the children, Alton Towers isn’t very far away either.

If you like shopping, Chesterfield with its busy markets on Monday, Friday and Saturday is about 20 minutes’ drive away. There’s a good selection of high-street shops including Next, Monsoon, River Island and Primark, and out-of-town retail parks boast a Hobbycraft, Debenhams, B&Q, PC World and a Tesco Superstore amongst others. Find out how the church spire got its candy-cane twist or pay a visit to the museum, theatre or cinema.

If you like a quieter holiday experience, take a short drive down the A515 and browse the hundreds of books in the Brierlow Bar Bookstore, or try a matcha latte in the new cafe there.