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Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house, our popular Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our great value short break in the beautiful Peak District also includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old vast limestone chambers of Poole's Cavern!

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4 days from £379



Monday 29 November 2021



  • 3-night stay at the Palace Hotel on a half board basis

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton

  • Take in the stunning winter scenery of The Peak District

  • See magnificent Chatsworth House adorned in festive finery

  • Sample an original Bakewell Pudding

  • Journey beneath the earth at Poole’s Cavern


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Arriving in the spa town of Buxton in the heart of the Peak District, we make our way to the conveniently located Palace Hotel, close to the railway station. Explore this spa town or enjoy the hotels leisure facilities* ahead of dinner.



A short and scenic coach journey takes us to the charming market town of Bakewell, perhaps best known for its famous Bakewell pudding. Here we sample this tasty and traditional treat, along with a warming tea or coffee at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. We then have free time to take a leisurely stroll along the river or visit the many shops selling Christmas gifts. In the afternoon we continue to Poole's Cavern where we take a journey beneath the earth with an expert guide, exploring a two million year old limestone cave lined with stalactites and stalagmites!

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This morning we visit magnificent Chatsworth House, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire since the 1500's. Each year the house has a different festive theme and is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. During our visit we have many rooms to explore including the impressive Painted Hall, State Rooms and Sculpture Gallery, all dressed in an array of festive finery. In the afternoon we return to famous spa town of Buxton and enjoy a history and heritage one hour guided walking tour including the Opera House, Crescent, St Anne's Well and Devonshire Dome. We enjoy free time to explore the stunning architecture and take a stroll around the many individual shops, perfect for Christmas gifts.

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We bid farewell to beautiful Buxton and the Peak District as we make our way homeward.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Palace Hotel, Buxton

The Palace Hotel is situated in the centre of Buxton, close to the railway station. The hotel has been an important building in the spa town since 1868 and is perfectly located for exploring the Peak District National Park. The hotel has retained much of its Victorian character and meals are served in the elegant Dovedale Restaurant.

*The hotel has leisure facilities including indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room (please note charges apply).



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Join & Leave at Hotel £379


Single Room Supplement £60


3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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