Cascades House and Gardens are set in the heart of the Peak District and Derbyshire countryside. In addition to Chatsworth House and the more popular Peak District attractions, the surrounding local area has many more interesting places to visit.
We’ve picked a selection of some of our favourites here:
Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, it is one of the countries most popular and well known historic houses and estate. Visitors crom from all over the country to see the Christmas decorations adorned over the lower floors of the house.
Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners. Haddon Hall is regarded as one of the finest examples of a fortified medieval manor house in Britain. Visitors are welcome between April and October.
The Crich Tramway Village
The Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world-renowned archives. Set in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley the museum is open throughout the year. They hold a wide range of different events and special occasions all year round.
Carsignton water is easily accessible from Cascades. The reservoir plays host to a wide range of different water activities including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Around the reservoir there is a range of different tracks suitable for walking and cycling.
The Visitors Centre at Denby Pottery
Cascades is just a short drive from the visitors centre at Denby Pottery. Here you will find award winning shops, pottery tours and free daily cookery demonstrations. The factory shop host regular events and have regular offers for visitors.
Poole’s Cavern is located just outside the spa town of Buxton. The limestone caves are believed to be around 2 million years old. There is a constant temperature of 7 degrees in the cavern so warm clothes are advisable! Guided tours last for around 50 minutes and leave every 20 minutes each day.
The Heights of Abraham
Voted East Midlands Best Tourist Attraction 2007/08 by readers of Going Places the Heights of Abraham. The oldest tourist attraction in the Peak District lets you explore over 60 acres of woodland hillside from the air.