The Government announced a new national lockdown on 4th January 2021. As a result, and very sadly, we strongly discourage anyone from visiting the Peak District until after restrictions start to ease.
There are still a few things that you are able to do if you live in the area.
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.
[updated 31st December]
Stately homes and castles
Chatsworth – the parkland, woods, farmyard, gardens and car parks are open on various days throughout the winter. You must pre-book your ticket for any of the car parks, the garden and farmyard. Same day tickets are sometimes available. The Estate Farm Shop at Pilsley is open. Sadly, the House remains closed, however, Garden tickets are discounted until 4th March.
Hardwick Hall – The garden, parklands and toilets are now all open. The restaurant is serving a selection of takeaway meals. You must book in advance. Hours are limited. the Hall and shop are closed.
Calke Abbey – The gardens and parklands are open. You are recommended to book in advance
Clumber Park – The 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 garden and parkland are open but the House and shop are closed. You must book at least a day in advance.
Bolsover Castle – The Castle grounds are open on limited days. All interior spaces are closed. To maintain social distancing English Heritage would like you to book your space online. This applies even if you are a member.
Renishaw Hall – The gardens, Hall and museum are now closed until March 2021
Peveril Castle – The Castle is currently closed.
Haddon Hall – The hall and grounds will remain closed until further notice.
Entertainment and activity parks
Peak Wildlife Park – is open :-) You can pre-order food. Book tickets online
Matlock Farm Park – The Park will be open again from 3rd December. You can pay on entry
Crich Tramway Village – The village is now closed until the spring of 2021.
Heights of Abraham – The Heights of Abraham is now closed until 6th February 2021
Alton Towers – The gardens and theme park are now closed until 20th March. Pre-book your tickets
Poole’s Cavern – The cavern will be closed until the Government restrictions ease. Pre book tickets
World of Wedgwood – All areas will be closed until further notice
Things to do
Walking – there’s plenty of that available! Find some inspiration here
Swimming! – get some bracing outdoor swimming at Hathersage Pool – it is heated ;-)
Pubs, cafes and restaurants
Under Tier 3 rules, all hospitality establishments have to closed or offer a takeaway service only. Here is a small selection of our favourite pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Please check websites for days and hours of opening.
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
Come and stay (when we are able to welcome you, that is!) We’d love you to come and stay in one of our cottages
Please 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.
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