The city within which your hotel is located, Sheffield oozes with evidence of Britain’s industrialisation.
Home of the famous pudding, Bakewell is a charming market town that invites you on day two of your Stay and Discover experience.
A spa town made famous by its natural thermal spring, vintage trams can regularly be seen trundling around Buxton.
- Chatsworth House
Built in the 16th century, this magnificent stately home bursts with artwork and is surrounded by delightful gardens.
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Splendour of the Peak District
Peak District, UKfrom £439 per person
2 passengers 4 nights Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
- Half board
Enjoy the Peak District delights
The Peak District is the UK's oldest National Park, and the walking trails around the beauty spots of the limestone 'White Peak' and gritstone 'Dark Peak' are held dear by those who know them. Your hotel, Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel (4Q), is located in Sheffield, just seven miles from the national park, so it is the ideal base for visiting treasures such as the charming town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House, the stately home of the Duke and Duchess and Devonshire.
4 nights in hotels
8 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) and 4 dinners (D)
Dedicated Saga Host
Plus all this...
- Cancellation rights
- Hosted drinks reception
- Guided orientation walk
- Tea and coffee-making facilities in your room
- Free hotel Wi-Fi and safe
- Porterage at your hotel
Excursions and visits
- Guided walk and tram ride in Buxton (full day)
- Visit Chatsworth House (half day)
- Guided walk in Lathkill Dale before a visit to Bakewell (full day)
Day 1 Sheffield
Settle into your hotel and join your host for a welcome drink before dinner. D
Day 2 Bakewell
Dig out your walking boots and begin your day with a stroll through the Peak District. Enjoy a guided walk along beautiful Lathkill Dale, a lesser frequented gem renowned for its crystal clear water and prevalence of brown trout and water birds such as the Dipper.
You will then visit the town of Bakewell. This charming settlement claims to have accommodated Jane Austen - at the Rutland Arms Hotel - during her revision of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. But it is not simply for literary connections that Bakewell is known; following a light sandwich lunch, you will have a chance to sample some of the famed pudding - distinctly different from Bakewell tart! Those who are interested will have the opportunity to learn how to make it in the original Bakewell Pudding shop. B, D
Day 3 Buxton
At the heart of the Peak District National Park is Buxton, a spa town that has flourished thanks to its geothermal spring and, like many settlements in the area, was bolstered as a holiday destination thanks to the construction of a railway line.
Enjoy a heritage walk, pausing outside many of Buxton’s notable landmarks - perhaps including the restored Buxton Thermal Baths and the Palace Hotel, illustrating the area’s Victorian popularity. It’s then time to step back in time by boarding a vintage tram for a trundle through the town. B, D
Day 4 Chatsworth House
It is a stately home that requires little introduction. Chatsworth House was built by order of Sir William Cavendish in the 16th century with profits from the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Since then it has provided a home to 16 generations of the Cavendish family and today boasts a collection of more than 25,000 pieces of artwork from the ancient world to the modern-day.
During your visit, we invite you to revel in the undeniable opulence of the Painted Hall, used to welcome guests, and State Drawing Room, intended to host a monarch. Paintings, sculptures and eye-catching antiques adorn almost every surface and ceiling in the house. Follow your interior visit with a stroll through the 105-acre garden that has evolved over 450 years and is reflected in the many water features that punctuate this natural wonderland. B, D
Day 5 Farewell
Having been introduced to the Peak District, it is time to part; but like old friends, you may already be making plans to see the national park again soon. B
What to explore
The focus of your trip may be the Peak District, with its captivating natural landscapes, but perhaps spend your leisure time exploring Sheffield, founded in the 12th century and becoming a titan of industry in the 19th. Begin with a stroll through the Botanical Gardens, which - depending on the time of year - burst with colour, followed by an exterior visit to the Crucible - a secular site of pilgrimage for snooker fans everywhere. During your free time in the town of Buxton, we heartily recommend a visit to the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, offering an excellent insight into local history.
Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel (4Q)
An elegant echo of Sheffield’s Victorian glory days, your hotel for this Stay and Discover experience is the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria. It neighbours the meandering River Don and is a 15-minute stroll from the city centre, perfectly suited to exploring Sheffield during your free time. Being just seven miles from the Peak District, it is also wonderfully suited to visit the national park. Each of the hotel’s 105 en-suite bedrooms enjoy Wi-Fi, and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. If you are feeling particularly active during your stay, consider making use of the hotel’s gym, or simply relax in the bar and reflect on your trip so far.
There will be a special interest departure of this tour for hiking enthusiasts departing 27th June 2021. The tour will include guided walks accompanied by expert naturalist Dee Doodie across the National Park in the White Peak, High Peak and Dark Peak. Please call for details.
Peak District, UKfrom £439 per person
4 nights Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required