Whilst staying at Ollerbrook, there are many places nearby which you may find interesting and enjoyable to visit.
Castleton is a pretty village just under 5 miles away by car, (or around an hours walk) that is a popular destination for tourists, having something of interest for everyone. High above the village stands the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle, whilst below ground, Castleton’s four famous show caves each offer something different to the visitor.
Castleton is also renowned for the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts and made locally into jewellery.
Chatsworth House, the grand stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is one of Derbyshire’s most famous landmarks, and is a 40 minute drive from Edale. The house has a noted art collection, stunning and extensive gardens, farmyard and children’s adventure playground, and numerous walks throughout the estate.
Haddon Hall has been described as one of the ‘most perfect houses to survive from the Middle Ages’, and is still home to the Manners family. It has been used extensively in film and TV productions, and lies just south of Bakewell, about 20 miles from Edale.
Bakewell is a small market town close to both Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, and famous for its ‘Bakewell Pudding’. A Livestock market is held every Monday, just a short walk from the centre over the picturesque River Wye.
Buxton is a spa town about 12 miles from Edale, with many elegant Georgian buildings, Opera House and Pavilion Gardens.
Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Dams were built nearly 100 years ago to serve the growing populations of the East Midlands, and today they provide a beautiful landscape to explore. Cycles can be hired at the visitor centre, which also gives information on the history of the area, including how it was used by the ‘Dambusters’ to practice using the bouncing bomb in World War 2.
If you’d love to explore the area but would like a guide then Cath Lee offers regular walks in the area – http://www.peakwalking.com