Featuring the Chatsworth Flower Show
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th June 2018
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £23.75pp
Single supplement: £95
Spend a fascinating few days exploring the Derbyshire Peak District on this new tour that has been designed with garden lovers in mind.
Your Holiday Hotel
SHRIGLEY HALL HOTEL A four-star country house hotel in an elevated setting surrounded by a golf course, with distant views of Manchester and the Cheshire plains. The neoclassical mansion has an impressive entrance hall and
(DAY 1) Tuesday 5th June
We drive through the Midlands to Trentham Gardens for a lunch break. Continuing through the Staffordshire Moorlands we will arrive at our Hotel by the end of the afternoon. Time for a dip in the pool or a visit to the bar before dinner.
(DAY 2) Wednesday 6th June
We will be joined by a Blue Badge Guide for a full day scenic drive through the Peak District National Park. Climbing over the dramatic ‘Cat & Fiddle’ road we come to the spa town of Buxton. The scenery becomes gentler as we pass through Millers Dale en route to pretty Castleton with its amazing limestone cliffs and caverns. This afternoon we explore the High Peak, returning via Glossop and the Snake Pass.
(DAY 3) Thursday 7th June
Today is spent at the RHS Flower Show, held in the grounds of Chatsworth House, surrounded by “Capability” Brown’s landscapes on the banks of the River Derwent. The event, in only its second year, will surprise and delight, with ground-breaking Show Gardens, breathtaking plant displays, floral, craft and food marquees, and stalls from top horticultural companies and specialist nurseries. Admission to the Show is included, and visitors can get reduced price admission to Chatsworth House & Gardens.
(DAY 4) Friday 8th June
Our day begins with a cruise on the tranquil Peak Forest Canal including tea/coffee. Later we head to Lyme Park, a large National Trust estate in Cheshire. The House featured in TV’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and is surrounded by gardens and a deer park.
(DAY 5) Saturday 9th June
We head for home, calling at Biddulph Grange, an amazing Victorian Garden created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. Then back to Sussex for late afternoon/early evening taxis.