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Peak District National Park

Britain’s first National Park, with countless views to enjoy, hills to hike, stately homes and lovely villages.

Peak District National Park – Britain’s first National Park.  Discover countless views, hills to hike, stately homes to explore, lovely villages and bustling market towns, just a short bus ride from Matlock.

Places that can be explored by bus from Matlock include Haddon Hall and Bakewell using buses 6.1 or Transpeak, Chatsworth house and gardens on service 217 or discover Stanton Moor and Robin Hood’s Stride on bus 172.

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