Darwin Lake Holiday Village
This 4-star holiday village is superbly situated on the outskirts of the Peak District in Derbyshire and provides an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to stay in comfortable and welcoming accommodation while exploring the stunning landscapes of this amazing national park. With a well-stocked coarse fishing lake sitting at the centre of its 20 acres of grounds, Darwin Lake Holiday Village also boasts a secluded woodland location that's perfect for peaceful walks as well as a lovely, well-kept village green with a large fire pit.
With 16 cosy cottages as well as a stylish modern apartment to pick from, there are plenty of places to stay at Darwin Lake Holiday Village, which is ideal for groups of any size looking to explore the Peak District National Park or just relax in an attractive countryside setting. You'll also find yourself within easy reach of Derbyshire's county town, Matlock, as well as the village of Two Dales.
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Things to Try
Offering family fun for all ages, Gulliver's Kingdom theme park is perfect for a day out with the kids, with a range of rides and attractions for everyone to enjoy, as well as spectacular views. Ride the exciting log flume, head up high on the Crows Nest Quest, and much more!
Peak Rail Heritage Railway
With steam and heritage diesel services running from the station in nearby Matlock, Peak Rail is a charmingly nostalgic way to journey through the Derbyshire scenery. Running along 4 miles of track all the way to Rowsley South Station, a range of special experiences and events are also available.
Heights of Abraham
This stunning country park is set in 60 acres of woodland and has some superb show caverns, as well as striking views thanks to its unique location. Reached by cable car, it boasts a spectacular hilltop vantage point above a plunging limestone gorge, making for an unforgettable day out.
This stately home is famous for its 105 acres of gardens, replete with amazing sculptures, a range of plants, and more besides. The 16th-century house itself also contains a plethora of heritage and art, as well as hosting a variety of events throughout the year - be sure to check what's going on!
Where to Go...
For Food and Drink
A pub with a restaurant can be found within walking distance of Darwin Lake Holiday Village, and the village of Two Dales, just 2 miles away, is also an excellent place to visit to find a range of delicious food options, plus you can explore the towns and villages nearby to find something to your taste.
There are all kinds of things to do nearby. Ride vintage trams and explore the museum at Crich Tramway Village, tour incredible underground caverns at Blue John Cavern or Pooles Cavern & Country Park, or let the kids meet lovely animals, including ducks, llamas, and rabbits, at Matlock Farm Park.
The vast Peak District National Park spans 555 square miles of striking landscape dotted with incredible views and perfect for exploring on foot or by bicycle, with many trails crisscrossing it. Mostly in Derbyshire, the national park covers parts of five other counties too - there's so much to see.