The Hayes, Swanwick is situated in the Amber Valley – the very heart of picturesque Derbyshire. The area is rich in history and heritage, tranquil villages and bustling market towns, all on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park.

From the high moorland in the north, to the deep dales and hills in the south, the Peak District and Derbyshire have just about any landscape you could imagine. With 555 square miles of parkland, it’s one of the finest areas to visit in the UK.


Steeped in history

Whether you take in the beautiful National Trust Longshaw Estate, climb Mam Tor ‘The Shivering Mountain’, or explore the Derwent Valley Mills, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

Located near Bakewell, Chatsworth House is steeped in history and is a stunning example of a British stately home and garden. Step back in time to the Edwardian era at Lyme Park House and Garden, which was used as a location for the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth.

You may also want to check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arkwright's Cromford Mill, learn about lead mining at the Peak District Mining Museum and discover Derbyshire’s deep ceramic heritage at Royal Crown Derby and Denby Pottery.


Get your adrenaline pumping

For adventurous outdoor activities including climbing, abseiling, kayaking, raft building, caving and more, check out Acclimbatize in the White Peak area of Derbyshire close to Matlock, only 20 minutes away and great for youth groups, schools and corporate team building days.

Families will love Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park, a short 20 minute drive from the centre, Alton Towers with its world famous thrilling rides just under an hour away, or for something a bit more sedate, don’t miss 'Heights of Abraham' with its cable car journey across the Derwent Valley.


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