You will be spoilt for choice by the number of fabulous local attractions on the doorstep of Lose Hill Lodge. Experience a wide variety of options for all ages, tastes and budgets.
Here are a few of our favourite local attractions:
6-minute drive or 35-minute walk. The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses, built in 1176. You will enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley by climbing the castle at the top of the hill. Explore the keep’s remains, including the garderobe (medieval lavatory)! Only parking charges apply.
7-minute drive or 40-minute walk. Welcome to Peak Cavern, AKA “The Devil’s Arse!” Deep in the gorge below Peveril Castle is Peak Cavern’s imposing entrance chamber; witness the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.
8-minute drive or 45-minute walk. Take an incredible underground journey by boat in this 230-year old lead mine at the foot of Winnats Path. Enter the inner world of Speedwell Cavern‘s underground cave system and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you. The tour is not for the claustrophobic as you’ll be underground and make sure you wrap up warm as it can get chilly in the caves.
9-minute drive or 55-minute walk. Take a self-guided audio visit around Treat Cliffe using your own smartphone, and enjoy the amazing views across the Hope Valley.
20-minute drive. This fascinating museum tells the story of the Plague and how the C17th village was sealed off to secure the Black Death from spreading.
Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool
10-minute drive or 90-minute walk. Hathersage’s heated outdoor pool was recently refurbished and is perfect for taking a refreshing dip.
There are a number of excellent local outdoor swimming sites in the area.
Blue John Cavern
12-minute drive or 80-minute walk. Blue John Cavern is the world-famous home to eight of the fourteen known varieties of Blue John stone, a beautiful and ornamental fluor-spar mined here for centuries. Each tour lasts approximately one hour through the magnificent natural water-worn cavern.
25-minute drive. With a majestic house, 105-acre garden, farmyard, playground and acres of natural parkland to explore, Chatsworth is arguably one of the country’s most stunning country house estates. The gardens are truly magnificent throughout all seasons. Little ones will love getting up close with the animals in the farmyard, and there is a range of restaurants and cafes, and their very own farm shop in Pilsley is not to be missed.
Lyme Park, National Trust
35-minute drive. A glorious house surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Step back in time to a house with six centuries of history. Explore beautiful features and the fascinating collection. Lyme Park‘s 1,400-acre grounds encompass formal gardens, ancient woodland and rugged moors, with various intriguing follies to explore.
Heights of Abraham
Take a cable car flight to the Heights of Abraham 60-acre hilltop park, with cavern tours, exhibitions, adventure play and much more.
Aquarium & Hologram Museum
Located in a wonderful Victorian building in the centre of Matlock Bath, the aquarium houses over 50 species of fish, plus one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe.
Matlock Park Farm
Farmyard fun for all ages, all year round, in the fresh air and tranquillity of the countryside. With many animals to meet, feed and cuddle, indoor play barn and outdoor play areas include the UK’s largest Jumping Pillow.
Longshaw Estate, National Trust
20-minute drive. The National Trust site is wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. White Edge Moor overlooks the Derwent Valley and forms part of the long gritstone edge stretching from Stanage towards Birchens Edge, south of Chatsworth House. Only parking fees apply.
45-minute drive. One of the country’s first tourist destinations, Matlock Bath, is sometimes referred to as ”the seaside town without the sea”! Known for its colourful buildings set alongside the River Derwent, a popular destination for families, bikers and fun seekers, there are plenty of things to do and see.
Losehill House Spa
5-minute drive or 25-minute walk. The Spa at Losehill House offers a tranquil indoor heated pool with panoramic views over Win Hill and the Hope Valley, a sauna, and a fantastic outdoor hot tub – an absolute joy in all seasons. Dine in the award-winning Grafene Restaurant with panoramic views on three to accompany the delicious cuisine.
Sickleholme Golf Club
9-minute drive or 55-minute walk. Sickleholme offers golfers a significant challenge. The combination of well-positioned bunkers, immaculate undulating greens, and tight tree-lines make Sickleholme a mouth-watering prospect. Not to mention the beautiful scenery that forms the backdrop to the course.
Travel on a heritage locomotive through the stunning Derbyshire Dales. Whether it’s simply a nostalgic journey back to a bygone age or a discovery of the sights and sounds for the first time of a steam or diesel locomotive, experience the thrill of a preserved railway whilst travelling through the delightful Derbyshire countryside. The 25-minute journey between Matlock Riverside and Rowsley Stations is sure to be memorable for all ages.
Discover thrilling rides and attractions at Gulliver’s Kingdom Matlock Bath. Located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, enjoy adrenaline-fueled adventures with spectacular views. Climb high above the Crows Nest Quest or ride on the log flume 300ft above Derwent Valley!
45-minute drive. For something completely different, visit Ninja Warrior in Sheffield. Inspired by ITV’s hit programme, you can climb, balance, jump and swing across obstacles using and developing your Ninja skills.
Located next to the Meadowhall indoor retail and Valley Centertainment leisure centre with high street stores, designer names and independent retailers, a huge choice of places to eat, drink, relax and play.