Ireland Rugby Weekend

Peak District and Chatsworth House


Monday 10th to Friday 14th July, 2017

£335 per person

This tour offers breath-taking views of contrasting beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns, and opportunities to visit the historic houses, market towns and pretty villages in the heart of the Peak District. Visit the famous Chatsworth House – a house that is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Take this opportunity to experience the Tramway Village and to visit various historic market villages, including historic Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell tarts and Badeca’s well.

We leave early morning and head North East to our hotel, with comfort stops en route. Complimentary afternoon tea will be provided on arrival.

Explore the works of art at Chatsworth House that span 4000 years, from masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, and ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, to work by outstanding modern artists. There are also over 30 rooms to explore, from the regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries, a beautiful Sculpture Gallery and the magnificent Painted Hall. After lunch, we will head to Ashford in the water, a small, pretty village in the heart of the White Peak, and home to the most photographed bridge in Britain – the Sheep Wash Bridge. Take a stroll along the crystal clear waters of the River Wye, where the huge rainbow trout can be seen, or the picturesque cottages and beautiful church. There are also several places to rest your legs and enjoy refreshments in the tea rooms and country pubs.

Today, we visit the Crich Tramway Village. On arrival, you will receive your old penny to pay the conductor for your tram ride. You will receive a ticket that can be used all day to travel along the mile long track, which calls at various stops. Wonder around the many exhibitions that the Tramway Village has to offer and get an insight into the history and development of trams over the centuries. Take a stroll along the woodland walk or the sculpture trail, explore the lead mining display, or relax in the picturesque Victoria Park. We will head back to the hotel in time for out evening meal.

This morning we head to the picturesque village of Bakewell, the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary. The attractive courtyards, independent shops and cafes and its location on the River Wye make it hugely popular with people of all ages. The village is known for its confectionary, which was made by mistake, therefore sampling the culinary delight is a must, before heading to our next destination. This afternoon, we head to Buxton, a town full of history and charm. Buxton has been occupied continuously since the Roman times and therefore has countless attractions, as well as quirky shops and cafes to suit everyone.

We depart the hotel after breakfast and head home, with comfort stops en-route.

Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Cheshire
Stay at the Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Cheshire. This elegant Victorian country house, set in 262 acres of stunning grounds on the edge of the Peak District National Park is well known for its 18 hole championship golf course and excellent country club. Offering elegant bedrooms, 4* service, health club and indoor swimming pool, and striking countryside views, this hotel is perfect, providing a tranquil haven for all.

What’s included?
4 Nights Bed and Breakfast and Evening meal
Luxury Coach Travel
Full use of facilities
Full Excursion Programme
Entry to Chatsworth House and Gardens
All day ticket for the Crich Tramway Village
Afternoon tea on arrival
Quiz one evening
Heritage talk on the hotel
Live entertainment one evening such as a pianist