Very close to the Lodge is the famous Red House Carriage Museum where you can see the carriages and horses used in Pride & Prejudice and other popular films.
The Lodge is in the heart of Darley Dale and has many cycle and walking routes nearby. The Peak Rail is only 400 yards walk from the property and well worth a visit. Peak Rail run regular Steam and Diesel hauled heritage passenger trains between Matlock and Rowsley (stopping at Darley Dale), which is fun for all ages.
In nearby Matlock popular attractions such as The heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom will entertain young families. Just outside Matlock is the interesting Crich tramway museum full of local tram history. There are two supermarkets in Matlock, with good local butchers and greengrocers nearby. Major shopping is available in Chesterfield (10 miles away) and Sheffield and Derby are about an hour's drive away.
Peak Rail run regular Steam and Diesel hauled heritage passenger trains between Matlock Riverside and Rowsley. Visit http://www.peakrail.co.uk/index.htm
Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum
Red House Stables working carriage museum has one of the
finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and
equipment in Britain. Visit
Red House Stables working carriage museum has one of the finest collections of original horse drawn vehicles and equipment in Britain. Visit http://www.workingcarriages.com/
Bakewell is situated only a few miles up the A6 and is a beautiful, small, market town situated on the River Wye. Bakewell is home to the famous Bakewell Pudding, and has one of the oldest markets in the Peak District. For more information visit www.derbyshireuk.net/bakewell
Matlock / Matlock Bath
Just a few miles south is the gateway to the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, Matlock. It is a former spa town alongside the River Derwent. The highly popular tourist resort of Matlock Bath is only a short distance away. More information at www.derbyshireuk.net/matlock
The Peak District boasts breathtaking landscapes, bustling market towns and outstanding cultural and historical heritage, there's always lots to explore! It is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and adventure sports enthusiasts, as well as lovers of nature and the great outdoors alike. Visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com