From a gentle stroll around the gardens of the historic Chatsworth estate just down the valley, to the rugged uplands of the Dark peak just up the valley, the Sir William sits in an enviable village location central for exploring the best of the Peak District.

Public transport allows those without a car or those who want to leave the car at home (or in our car park) to explore the area without worrying about parking.

Popular attractions close by include:

Hathersage: The next village up the valley (a very short drive or stroll along the river) has a number of attractions:

Hathersage outdoor swimming pool.

Outdoor Swimming Pool – Regularly featured in the national (and international press) the lido has a heated outdoor pool open throughout the year with stunning views of Stanage Edge and the surrounding hills. Checkout their website for music Sundays and other fun events:


David Mellor Design Museum and Cafe.


Castleton: At the head of the valley at the foot of Mam Tor sits the small village of Castleton.

Devils arse welcome board sign at Peak Cavern.

A number of old mines have been bored into the limestone which now operate tours into their depths. Peak cavern (Devils Arse) also has a range of concerts held in their large cavern.


Further afield

Chatsworth Estate

Chatsworth. A fifteen minute drive gets you to Chatsworth house, gardens, farmyard and adventure park. These offer a great day out, with something to please all the family. Seasonal markets, horse trials, art exhibitions and other events make this a must visit place whilst you are in the area.


A view of the Pavilion gardens in Buxton.

Buxton. This historic thermal spa town sits just outside the National Park. It’s stunning ornamental gardens and famous Georgian and Victorian architecture provide an impressive backdrop to a range of independent shops, cafes, music and the Opera House.