Peak District Villages

There are over 100 villages in the Peak District, all having interesting facts about that and plenty of history, here are a few that you may or may not have heard of.

The Peak District National Park, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage, is home to over 100 charming villages each telling their own unique story. These villages, with their picturesque stone cottages, cosy independent tea rooms and historic landmarks, offer a glimpse into traditional English countryside life. 

Whether you're wandering through the narrow streets of Castleton or enjoying the vibrant market square in Bakewell, each village promises for an unforgetable experience. Join us as we journey through some of the Peak District's most captivating villages, uncovering the local charm that make this national park a beloved destination and perfect for a day trip during your stay at Knockerdown Cottages.

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Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water- A Classic English riverside village with an ancient bridge over the River Wye.


Bakewell – Famous worldwide for its yummy Bakewell Puddings don't be mistaken its nothing like a Bakewell Tart at all,  after your 1st taste you will be back for more.


Castleton -  A Outstanding place to visit Caverns and then take the momentous walk to Mam Tor.

Winnat's Pass

Winnats Pass – Built in 1176 Peveril Castle making it one of the earliest Norman Fortresses, the breath-taking views over Hope Valley is a perfect family day out, don’t forget to look for the Garderobe (medieval lavatory)!


Eyam – Take a look in any history book and Eyam is famous for being the site of an outbreak of the Bubonic plague in the 1600s.


Edale – famous for two reasons, The breath-taking Kinder Scout is a walker’s paradise with its rewards once you are at the top of the 2,087ft above sea level moorland, but more importantly one of our cottages on site is named after Edale.


Ashbourne is the Gateway to the Peak District, Tudor & Georgian heritage plus cobbled pathways, 200 listed buildings and the annual shovetide football match makes this quite a historic town.


Hathersage – Robins Hood friend “Little John” was born here & his grave site is still there, mentioned in Charlotte Bronte novels due to her having connections with the village.


Tideswell – The magnificent church of St John the Baptist also know as the “Cathedral of the Peak” built in the 14th century it’s a must see if you are visiting.


Ilam - set amongst the limestone hills and besides the River Manifold, its most noticeable attraction is the Swiss Style Architecture.


Tissington village - a gorgeous village famous for its Tissington Hall owned by Sir Richard Fitzherbert. The Tissington Well Dressing are during May each Year definitely  a must see. The 13 mile long Tissington trail is perfect for walkers, cyclists and picnics, it  runs for Ashbourne to Parsley Hay.


Hartington - For those cheese lovers out there Hartington is the place to go for their Famous “Hartington Stilton”.

Looking for accommodation in Peak District Villages

As Knockerdown is located in Carsington, we do not offer accommodation in Peak District Villages however our sister company, Peak Venues specialise in the best self catering properties in the Peak District National Park with a selection of cottages, holiday barns, converted pubs and even a telephone exchange. Peak Venues properties can cater for group sizes from 2 - 50 persons.

Peak Venues

Published on August 11, 2020 in