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Peak District Attractions and Places to Visit

The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting places to visit - castles, caverns, theme parks etc

Arbor Low is a Stone Age Henge (stone circle) monument in Derbyshire, situated close to Hartington and Youlgrave. It is the finest Stone Age henge monument in Northern England.

Bugsworth Canal Basin is the terminus of the Peak Forest Canal, once linked to the Peak Forest Tramway - a primitive railway which brought limestone down from the quarries at Dove Holes. The basin was restored in 2005.

Buxton Crescent in the Derbyshire Peak District, is one of the finest Georgian buildings in England. The nearby Buxton Opera House is Frank Matcham's masterpiece and the former Devonshire Hospital has the largest unsupported dome in Europe.

The hill known as Carl Wark lies close to Higgar Tor between Stanage and Burbage Edges on the moors above Hathersage. It rises high above Burbage Brook and is a fine natural defensive position, so it was used as a fort long ago, especially in the Iron Age and the Romano-British period.

The Magpie Mine, just South of Sheldon, was one of the most famous lead mines in the Derbyshire Peak District and was worked until the 1950s. Many of the buildings still stand.

Mam Tor is an Iron Age fort overlooking Castleton and Hope Valley, Derbyshire. It has the remains of impressive Iron Age ramparts and a splendid view.

Melandra 'castle' is a former Roman fort and the only significant Roman relic visible in the Peak District. Near to Glossop, Derbyshire.

Peveril Castle, Castleton, Hope Valley, in the Derbyshire Peak District. A Norman and medieval castle founded in 1080 by William Peveril - an illegitimate son of William I - in what was then the Royal Forest of the Peak.

Stanton Moor, and the Nine Ladies stone circle, Derbyshire - a scenic area with many bronze age relics and burial mounds overlooking Stanton in Peak and the Wye and Derwent valleys.

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