There are many places you may wish to visit during your stay at Trough Ivy House including….

Alton Towers Resort

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Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest

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Potteries Factory Shops – Denby, Emma Bridgewater, Portmerion, Wedgwood

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Steam Railways – Foxfield, Churnet Valley, Rudyard, Peak Rail

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Peak Rail and Heights of Abraham at Matlock

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Cycling at Wetton Mill

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Crich Tramway village, Crich Tramway Museum

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Poole’s Cavern at Buxton

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Blue John Mines and Caves at Castleton

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Bakewell – famous for its Bakewell Tart!

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Stately Homes – Chatsworth Estate and Farm Shop (below), Haddon Hall, Shugborough Hall

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Dovedale and the beautiful Peak District

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National Trust Properties – Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Sudbury Hall, Ilam Hall

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Visit Rudyard Lake for boat trips, boat hire and fishing
Visit Peak Cavern or Speedwell Cavern – visit the web site for tours and events
Walk with the animals at Peak Wildlife Park
Try Karting at Swains at Buxton
Canal boat trips and horse drawn ride available at Cromford Wharf –
Why not book a visit to the JCB Factory at Rocester! Tour the factory, visit the gift shop, enjoy refreshments.

A selection of information brochures are available in Reception.

 Many more ideas for things to see and do by visiting What’s on in the Peak District and Derbyshire or

Upcoming events:

To 6 October – ‘The Dog’ – a celebration at Chatsworth
July to September – many local well dressings – visit the web site What’s on in the Peak District for details (link above)
2 to 4 August – Dog Lovers Festival at Elvaston Castle
3 to 4 August – Cavendish Horses at Bolsolver Castle
3 to 4 August – Cromford Steam Rally
18 August – Chesterfield Motorfest
24 August – Overload Running Challenge, Ashbourne
24 August – Craft Fair, Tissington
25 August – Sofasonic Concert, Duncombe Arms at Ellastone
29 August – Classic vehicles at Yeavley
7 to 14 September – Hartington Well Dressing