PLACES TO VISIT
Explore the beautiful landscape with a long walk in the surrounding countryside, or visit some fascinating historical attractions and soak up the local culture.
Take a look at some of our favourite things to do in the local area.
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
THE DERWENT MILLS
Visit Cromford Mills exploring the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site as well as a variety of visitor attractions, shops, cafes, exhibitions, guided tours and galleries.
CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE
The National Tramway Museum contains over 60 trams built between 1900 and 1930 and is set within Crich Tramway Village, a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots.
The museum’s collection of Trams runs through the village-setting with visitors transported one-mile out into the local countryside and back.
HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM
The Heights of Abraham is a tourist attraction in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. It consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed from the village by either the Heights of Abraham cable car or a steep zig-zag path.
Amongst the attractions in the park, which has been open since Victorian times, are cavern and mine tours. There are also views of the dramatic scenery of the valley of the River Derwent.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Carsington Water is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water located near Wirksworth.
The reservoir is a major centre for leisure activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing.
Enjoy a waterside stroll along the Cromford Canal on this easy walk in Derbyshire. This section of the canal runs from Cromford to Ambergate and is designated as a Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve.
The walk passes the Leawood Pump House by the aqueduct over the River Derwent and a series of pretty bridges. You’ll also pass shining cliff woods and enjoy lovely views of the Derwent Valley. This stretch and the footpath runs from Cromford to Ambergate and is a haven for wildlife.
AMAZING PEOPLE ~ LOVELY EXPERIENCES ~ WHAT THEY SAY
This charming and delightful place treats you like family. The owner and staff make you feel at home whether it’s just a stop for a coffee or like us a stay for a few nights. Rooms are well-kept and very cosy. Service and atmosphere is fantastic.
Myself and my partner had an absolutely wonderful stay at The Family Tree. They could not do enough for us. We had a great night's sleep in the very comfy bed. The breakfast in the morning was quite the experience, we felt like VIPs. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
Christine and Michael lovely people, breakfast amazing. Will be visiting again hopefully soon next time for pleasure.
Lovely friendly atmosphere. The tea room/restaurant was pleasantly busy, and obviously very popular. The owners and their staff are so welcoming and attentive and we’d definitely recommend The Family Tree to any of our friends who visit the Dales.
Quality of the rooms is really good. Breakfast is amazing. We arrived late, but you were still welcomed. A genuine warmth from the owners. Highly recommend.