We don’t have space to list all of the easily reached visitor attractions but below are a few highlights.
Churnet Valley Railway – a delightful 11 mile round trip on restored mainline steam trains through Staffordshire’s hidden valley – 5.7 miles.
Alton Towers Resort – fun for all the family with over 50 rides and attractions – 9.5 miles.
Go-ape Buxton – exhilarating outdoor adventure in the hill tops of the Peak District National Park – 13 miles.
Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park where you can explore vast limestone caverns, seeing how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. In the Country Park you can stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint – 13 miles.
Well dressings – created by hand each year from May to September – various locations across Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Visit The World of Wedgwood where there are factory tours, a museum and creative experiences or the Emma Bridgwater factory where there are also factory tours, a decorating studio and a factory shop. There is also the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery so plenty to do in ‘The Potteries’ which is just 15 miles away.
Heights of Abraham by Cable Car – absorb views of the Derwent Valley and Peak District as you rise 554 ft by cable car from the base to the Heights of Abraham where there is an adventure playground, cavern tours, fossil factory, heritage walks and more – 21 miles.
Chatsworth House – historic house, extensive gardens, farmyard and playground – 22.5 miles.
Lyme Park House and Garden – National Trust property and the location for the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice – 25 miles.