(updated 13th October)
We understand the anxieties that people may feel about visiting anywhere other than home whilst we are living with the Coronavirus still in the community. We’d like to reassure visitors that the Peak District can be a safe place for people to come to. We have plenty of room for social distancing, particularly if you avoid the hot spots!
According to the Government’s levels of assessed risk, we are currently in Tier 1 (medium risk) and subject to national restrictions:
– the rule of 6, inside or out
– pubs, bars and restaurants must close by 22:00
– it is mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, on public transport and other indoor areas
Attractions that are open
Come prepared: You may be asked to wear a face covering at attractions and most will prefer contactless payments. Pretty much all of our local attractions are asking you to pre-book tickets.
Chatsworth – the parkland, woods and gardens are open. You must pre-book your ticket for any of the car parks, the garden, the farmyard and the House. Same day tickets are sometimes available. The Farm Shop at Pilsley is open.
Hardwick Hall – house, garden and parklands are now all open. You must book in advance. Hours are limited
Calke Abbey – gardens and parklands are open. You are recommended to book in advance
Clumber Park – parkland, pleasure grounds, walled kitchen garden and toilets are open. the Woodland Play Area, Discovery Centre and Garden Tea House remain closed. You must book in advance
Lyme Hall – the house, garden and parkland are open. You must book in advance.
Renishaw Hall – the gardens and cafe are open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You can now book online. Toilets are open
Alton Towers – the gardens and theme park are open. Pre-book your tickets
Peak Wildlife Park – is now open and you can pre-order food. Book tickets online
Bolsover Castle – the Castle is now open. Book online in advance even if you are member of English Heritage.
Crich Tramway Village – will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (also Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August). Pre-booking is advised.
Matlock Farm Park – now open every day and you can pay on entry
Heights of Abraham – now open every day. The walk-up route is closed. Please book in advance
Poole’s Cavern – now open. Pre book tickets
Peveril Castle – now open but you must pre-book your ticket even if you are member of English Heritage
World of Wedgwood – are gradually reopening their facilities and attractions. The Wedgewood store, Decorating Studio, V&A Collection and factory outlet are open and you can reserve afternoon tea in the Tea Room. The factory tour will reopen in the autumn.
Haddon Hall – the hall and grounds will remain closed until further notice. There will be some artisan markets held over late summer and autumn.
Things to do
Pubs and food establishments
Please check websites for days and hours of opening. All of the following have options for sitting outside.
The Royal Oak, Hurdlow.
The Bulls Head, Monyash
The Church Inn, Chelmorton
Doughology Wood Fired Pizzas, take away, Hassop
Hassop Station, Nr Bakewell
The George Inn, Castleton
The Old Hall, Hope
Penny Pot Cafe, take away, Edale
Village Green Cafe, take away, Eyam
A request from us
Please come and enjoy yourselves in the Peak District but please be respectful of our beautiful countryside and others around you.
If you feel unwell, please stay at home.
Please park considerately – so that emergency vehicles can pass and farmers can access their fields
Be aware that most public toilets are only open during limited hours so prepare accordingly.
Come and stay! We’d love to welcome you into one of our cottages