The Peak District is one of the most beautiful areas of England. Such is its beauty that in 1951 it was designated the Peak District National Park, becoming the first National Park in the United Kingdom.
Its prime location in the centre of the country, close to the cities of Manchester and Sheffield and the counties of Lancashire, Great Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire, along with easy access, have contributed to its popularity.
Its magnificent landscapes have inspired illustrious British writers such as William Wordsworth, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. The latter set much of his novel Pride And Prejudice In The Peak District and is believed to have relied on Chatsworth House to create Pemberley.
A getaway to which we recommend you spend between at least 4 and 5 days to enjoy without haste its landscapes, hiking trails and local cuisine. This year, Peak District is also celebrating: it is 70 years since it was declared a national park, holding the title of being the first National Park in the United Kingdom.
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