The Area

The Peak District National Park is the ideal choice for your Derbyshire holiday. It is a truly welcoming location at the heart of the country, with plenty of stunning scenery, wildlife and great activities to choose from to keep both young and old entertained. As the second most visited national park in the world, the Peak District offers everything from quaint villages, bustling market towns and historic houses to stunning scenery, superb walking and cycle paths.

Alton Towers

For the thrill seekers amongst you Callow Top is an ideally located campsite near Alton Towers or self catering accommodation near Alton Towers in one of our holiday cottages or holiday caravan. In fact, we’re just 20 minutes drive away. Why not treat the whole family to a day out during your stay or visit the Alton Towers Scarefest during October Half Term?

The Staffordshire Thrill Hopper ticket combines entry to four attractions:
Alton Towers
Drayton Manor Theme Park

Available as family or individual tickets.

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Peak District National Park

Callow Top is the ideal base from which to explore the area’s natural beauty, with numerous picturesque walks that lead from the park, following the course of the River Dove, running right into the heart of Dovedale. In this dramatic limestone ravine, you can cross the river on the iconic large stepping-stones, discover the local wildlife and rare wild flowers, and enjoy the shelter of secluded woodlands.

The river and the trails continue their passage onto the Manifold Valley, where you can see some of the most spectacular scenery in the Peak District National Park. Closer, is the now famous Tissington Trail, less than 500 yards away, which you can explore on foot or bicycle. The Tissington Trail set up by the Peak National Park is a scenic route 13 miles in length, running from Mapleton Lane, north of Ashbourne, to Parsley Hay. The trail follows the old Buxton to Ashbourne railway and from here you can escape into the secluded countryside, a blissful setting without the interference of cars, pollution or noise. From here you can join other walking routes, allowing you to explore the calm natural scenic beauty of the Derbyshire Dales, valleys and hilltops.

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Ashbourne is our nearest town, just a 20-minute walk away, following the Tissington Trail. Ashbourne offers a delightful shopping experience, combining historic architecture with a wealth of quality shops, pubs, restaurants and teashops. It also has a golf course, leisure centre with indoor pool, gym and 4 supermarkets including Sainsburys and M&S Food. There is also a local market for all your shopping needs, which runs every Thursday and Saturday.

Other local attractions include:

  • Tissington village
  • Market towns of Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock
  • Chatsworth House (including gardens, farmyard and adventure play area)
  • Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall (stately homes)
  • Castleton with Blue John, Treak Cliffe and Speedwell (underground boat trip) Caverns
  • Crich Tramway Museum
  • Alton Towers ST10 4DB (20-minute drive away)
  • On Site Coarse fishing lake
  • Carsington Water reservoir – visitor centre, shops, café, fishing, sailing and watersports, cycle/walking track
  • Matlock Bath – Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park for younger children, Heights of Abraham cable cars, cavern tours and visitor centre
  • Chestnut Centre – otter, owl and wildlife park
  • Paintballing and quad biking at Wild Park Leisure in Brailsford
  • Golf courses in Ashbourne and Brailsford.