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Bull I' Th' Thorn (Camping Site, Buxton)

Decent site open to the elements up here.....15th Century Bull I' Th' Thorn pub/coaching inn on site 5th February 2014ce

Matlock YHA (Youth Hostel, Matlock)

Sadly closed down 14th September 2011ce

Arbor Low Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast, Monyash)

Bang next door to the henge of Arbor Low...
Winner of Channel 4's 'Three in a Bed'
11th September 2011ce

Premier Inn (Bed & Breakfast, Chesterfield)

Ideally placed for all the Eastern Moors....Beefeater restaraunt next door 25th October 2010ce

The Boat House (Pub, Matlock)

One of the very few pubs in the town centre....bed and breakfast too. 25th September 2010ce

Shining Cliff YHA (Youth Hostel, Ambergate)

In a secluded woodland setting...the hostel from the car park is quite a walk but nothing serious. Added attraction of having the Bat Cave, in use in the Romano period, close-by. 25th September 2010ce

Yorkshire Bridge Inn (Pub, Bamford)

Ideally placed for a pint after seeing the sites around Bamford Moor. 25th September 2010ce

Hartington YHA (Youth Hostel, Nr Buxton)

The YHA's flagship youth hostel in Hartington's old manor house. This really is the biz. 25th September 2010ce

Red Lion (Pub, Matlock)

Matlock's best pub...plenty of bars in town but if you want a pub and bed and breakfast this is it....good food too.
Ideally placed for Stanton, Harthill and the Eastern Moors. Hey, it's even got a dart board.
25th September 2010ce

Barn Farm Campsite (Camping Site, Matlock)

Cheap Taxi on site. Ideally placed for the monuments around Stanton in Peak and Birchover. 5th September 2010ce

Birchwood Farm Camping and Caravan Park (Camping Site, Whatstandwell)

No motorcycles accepted. 5th September 2010ce

Bakewell Visitor Centre (Tourist Information, Bakewell)

Good local information and guides. 5th September 2010ce

Robin Hood Inn (Pub, Baslow)

Just up the road from the Eric Byrne car park next door ideal for trips to Gardom's Edge. 5th September 2010ce

Buxton Library (Library, Buxton)

Good collection of Derbyshire Archaeological Journals. 5th September 2010ce

Matlock Library (Library, Matlock)

Not much in local history section unless you're into lead mining....but there's internet access 5th September 2010ce

Red Lion (Pub, Birchover)

Best pub in Birchover....try the Nine Ladies hand pulled beer. 5th September 2010ce

Scarthin Books (Tourist Information, Matlock)

Not strictly tourist information in the most exact way but it's an excellent bookshop with large archaeology and history section as well as local guides.....hence tourist information. 4th September 2010ce

Sheffield Museum (Museum, Sheffield)

All changed in here since the places revamp of several years ago...personally I think the prehistoric section has taken a hammering, although other areas too have suffered.
The rock art is now down to several stones and the items from the Thomas Bateman collection very small scale.
29th June 2007ce

Sandy Beach Campsite (Camping Site, Holyhead)

Clean campsite right on the edge of the beach, with outstanding views across Holyhead bay to Holyhead Mountain and out to the Skerries lighthouse.

Ideally situated for Anglesey's west coast and Holy Island monuments.

Shop and cafe/bar on site.
3rd June 2005ce

Chesterfield Library (Library, Chesterfield)

Excellent local history section covering Chesterfield, Derbyshire and the Peak District.
All volumes of the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal as well as many other Antiquarian Journals.
Large scale local maps.
1st October 2004ce

Matlock YHA (Youth Hostel, Matlock)

Maybe's not the best of Youth Hostels it has to be said...but clean.

Ideally placed for the Moors of Harthill, Stanton and Beeley.
1st October 2004ce

The Miner's Arms (Pub, Eyam)

In the centre of the plague village of Eyam.
Excellent pub all round.
Ideal if you've just spent the day on Eyam Moor.
1st October 2004ce

Derby Museum & Art Gallery (Museum, Derby)

Excellent archaeology displays, including the Shardlow Bronze Age log boat, Swarkestone votive deposits and flints from in and around Derby. 18th September 2004ce

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (Hotel, Ambleside)

Can't really speak for the hotel itself.

But its 'Hikers Bar' next door is a top drinking hole.....and has a good selection of beers if that's your thing.
15th July 2004ce

Great Langdale Campsite - National Trust (Camping Site, Ambleside)

Owned by the NT.
A pretty decent campsite....with clean toilets, showers, laundry room.
Ideally placed for the Langdale Axe Factory, Copt Howe and The Old Dungeon Ghyll pub.
15th July 2004ce

The Castleton Centre (Museum, Castleton)

Free entry...
An interesting enough place....Main attraction has gotta be the Celtic stone head that was found in a garden near to the Peak Cavern and Russet Well.
2nd June 2004ce

Eric Byne Campsite (Camping Site, Baslow)

daveyravey is bang on with his description of the site.....
No cars are allowed on site, there is a free public car park next to the Robin Hood pub 200m up the road.

But with Gardom's Edge 10mins up the road and Gibbet Moor 10mins over the road......and both Beeley and Barbrook moor perhaps an hour or so away all by foot, it's perfectly located.
2nd June 2004ce

Rowter Farm (Camping Site, Castleton)

Located on the top of Winnats Pass, excellent view of Mam Tor about 1km away.

Toilets, hot and cold showers and sinks.
£3.00 a night Easter-October.
2nd June 2004ce

Newton Farm (Camping Site, Gatehouse of Fleet)

This is a great little campsite right on the beach. Knock on the cottage door and they'll give you the directions down the long farm track to the beach.
Ok so there ain't a toilet or tap but at a coupla quid a night (in October)'s worth getting dirty for.

And there is Rock Art and a burial chamber a few metres away in the fields behind the beach.
22nd October 2003ce

Eyam Museum (Museum, Eyam)

Open April-October. Tuesday-Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm.

There's a charge of £1.50 to get in but most of the museum is about the plague in 1665-66.
In the entrance is a small selection of flint scrapers and stone axes found in the area....there's not that many but there are some really smart little axes.
30th September 2003ce

The Druid Inn (Pub, Birchover)

Right next to Rowtor Rocks.
Beer and Food.
Child friendly and wheeclhair access.

Altho' there's a no-smoking policy throughout the Pub, so you might be better off down The Red Lion.....They do a local 9 Ladies beer too.
27th March 2003ce

Sheffield Museum (Museum, Sheffield)

Although not strictly in the Peak District, it does contain alot of finds from around Derbyshire. Many of the rock art boulders have found their way into the museum.

No photography allowed..

and you're always getting moved on for school groups.
Museum Closed until autumn 2005 for refurbishment.
24th October 2002ce

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (Museum, Buxton)

Some pretty good prehistoric displays; flints, axes and the like, rock art and a couple of burial mock ups....
Free entry gotta be worth a look if you're experiencing the usual Buxton weather.
23rd October 2002ce
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