Places To Visit

Packhorse Campsite is ideally placed for many attractions in Derbyshire and The Peak District. Derbyshire is rich in stately homes, museums and attractions, suitable for all the family. Here is just a selection:

Chatsworth House is just 10 miles away and host to exciting events throughout the year. A spectacular house with fantastic views and an extensive country park, this is one not to miss.

Haddon Hall, also 10 miles, is a prime example of a Tudor Manor House. Overlooking the River Wye, this medieval home, with its many beautiful tapestries and gardens, has a unique atmosphere which allows you to experience life in that era.

Crich Tramway Museum is easily a full day of entertainment for all the family. Step back in time, relive your youth or indulge in your hobbies with unlimited trams rides, varied exhibitions and themed days throughout the year.

Gullivers Kingdom in Matlock Bath, just 5 miles away, is a fantastic theme park. Aimed at children aged 3-13, all the rides are suitable for young families and has a variety of rides and attractions.

Speedwell & Peak Cavern in Castleton is an underground journey by boat, while Peak Cavern is the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles. Also in Castleton, Treak Cliff Cavern, originally a Blue John mine 300 years ago, continues to mine and manufacture ornaments and jewellery. These mines are well worth a visit.

Masson Mills, in nearby Matlock Bath, is a working textile museum and shopping centre. A good example of the industry that dominated this area in the 18th Century.

Peak Rail Heritage Railway is interesting for young and old alike. With both steam and diesel locomotives running throughout the day, this 4 mile railway runs from Matlock to Rowsley.