Peak District National Park

The Peak District

The Peak District, is based at the south end of the Pennines in England and mostly in the area of Northern Derbyshire, encompassing towns such as Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton. The area is typically categorised into two parts, this is the dark peak and the white peak. The dark peak forms the north, east and west sides and is mostly moorland and the white peak covers the central and southern parts and is an area of limestone valleys and gorges. As a National Park, the Peak District has become one of the most popular tourist areas in the country. The area is vast and is steeped in culture and history, so it’s easy to see why it has become so popular for people to visit. Covering over 555 square miles, it has become one of the most visited national parks in the UK and there’s lots of great activities to do such as climbing, caving and much more. Hargate Hall is situated in the heart of The Peak District National Park, making it the perfect place to stay for anyone visiting the area.

Peak District
The Peak District

History of the Peak District National Park

The historic Peak District is larger than the area of the National Park, which excludes some major town, cities and industrial area. The Peak District National Park was formed in 1951 and it become the first National Park of England and Wales. It’s central location helps to attract visitors from a number of major areas such as Manchester and Sheffield. The area of the Peak District remains largely agricultural with a number of historic towns such as Buxton and Bakewell. Throughout its life The Peak District has also had some form of human inhabitants and earliest data shows life dating back to the Mesolithic period. Over the years the area has been home to a number of major UK industries such as mining, quarrying and textiles. Agriculture, manufacturing and quarrying are some of the main forms of employments in the area and it is now home to a wealth of tourism and both Buxton and Ashbourne are home to mineral water springs.

Top Things To Do In The Peak District

  • Climbing
  • Caving
  • Cycling
  • Walking Trails
  • Paragliding
  • Water Sports
  • Historic Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Fell Running
  • Food and Drink
Peak District National Park

Book A Stay at Hargate Hall

If you’re looking to Holiday in Buxton or the Peak District this year, then Hargate Hall is the perfect place to stay. Our apartments give you everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay and you can book them directly through the website. We offer some great deals for which are available when booking directly with us. For more information on Hargate Hall or to discuss your stay with us in further detail, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.