Peak District Quick Facts & Figures

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The Peak District is located in across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire in Central England, prominent towns in the area include Buxton, Castleton and Matlock. The Peak District is located in the heart of England making it easily accessible, attracting approx 10 million visitors per year.

The Peak District has long been a favourite holiday destination, with a range of landscapes making the area a favourite among walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and many outdoor activities. The area includes a number of charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Derbyshire Dales Chatsworth House and Buxton Opera House. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Peak District Quick Facts

Population: 38,000

Region: Central England

Area total: 1,438 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01298 (Buxton), 01433 (Castleton), 01629 (Matlock).

Postcode Area SK17 (Buxton), S33 (Castleton), DE4 (Matlock).

Closest Airports: Manchester Airport, East Midlands Airport, Liverpool Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Local Food: Buxton Mineral Water, Bakewell Pudding, Artisan Cheeses and locally brewed beers and wines.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Buxton, Castleton, Bakewell, Chesterfield, Matlock and Hope.

Famous Attractions: Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Derbyshire Dales Chatsworth House and Buxton Opera House.

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