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The Peak District is an upland area in England, most of which lies in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

An area of great diversity, it is split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found and whose geology is gritstone, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives and whose geology is mainly limestone.

The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester and Sheffield and easy access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year.

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England. It is in the Derbyshire Dales, about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-east of Bakewell and 9 miles (14 km) west of Chesterfield (SK260700). It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.

Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house, set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland, contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.

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Mountains, hills and crags
List · Axe Edge Moor · Back Tor · Birchen Edge · Black Chew Head · Black Hill · Black Rocks · Bleaklow · Bosley Minn · Cheeks Hill · Chrome Hill · The Cloud · Croker Hill · Crook Hill · Derwent Edge · Eccles Pike · Eldon Hill · Emlin · Froggatt Edge · Gardom's Edge · Great Ridge · Grindslow Knoll · Gun · Harridge Pike · Hen Cloud · Higger Tor · Higher Shelf Stones · High Neb · High Stones · High Wheeldon · Hollins Cross · Kinder Scout · Lantern Pike · Longstone Edge · Lord's Seat · Lose Hill · Mam Tor · Margery Hill · Merryton Low · Minninglow · Parkhouse Hill · The Roaches · Robin Hood's Stride · Rushup Edge · Shining Tor · Shutlingsloe · Stanage Edge · Stanage Pole · Tegg's Nose · Thor's Cave · Wharncliffe Crags · Wetton Hill · Wild Bank · Win Hill · Windgather Rocks · Wolfscote Hill
Lakes and reservoirs
Agden Reservoir · Arnfield Reservoir · Bottoms Reservoir · Carsington Water · Chew Reservoir · Dale Dike Reservoir · Damflask Reservoir · Derwent Reservoir · Dovestone Reservoir · Errwood Reservoir · Fernilee Reservoir · Greenfield Reservoir · Hollingworth Reservoir · Howden Reservoir · Hurst Reservoir · Ladybower Reservoir · Lamaload Reservoir · Langsett Reservoir · Longdendale Chain · Mossy Lea Reservoir · Rhodeswood Reservoir · Rivelin Dams · Rudyard Lake · Strines Reservoir · Swineshaw Reservoir · Tittesworth Reservoir · Toddbrook Reservoir · Torside Reservoir · Trentabank Reservoir · Valehouse Reservoir · Woodhead Reservoir · Yeoman Hey Reservoir
Alport · Ashop · Bradford · Churnet · Dane · Dean · Derwent ·Dove · Etherow · Goyt · Hamps · Holme · Kinder · Lathkill · Little Don · Loxley · Manifold · Noe · Peakshole Water · Rivelin · Sett · Westend · Wye
Valleys and gorges
Bradfield Dale · Cave Dale · Chew Valley · Dovedale · Great Rocks Dale · Hope Valley · Longdendale · Millers Dale · Monsal Dale · Lud's Church · Padley Gorge · Upper Derwent Valley · Upper Goyt Valley · Via Gellia

Towns and villages


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History of the Peak District


Arbor Low
The Bull Ring

Bronze Age

Nine Ladies

Iron Age

Mam Tor

Pre-Roman/Roman era


Anglo-Saxon era


Medieval period

Lead mining
Odin Mine
Peak District Lead Mining Museum

Modern period

Kinder trespass of 1932

Culture and leisure

Attractions and cultural events
Alton Towers · Buxton Festival · Gulliver's Kingdom · Heights of Abraham · International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival · Tissington village · Well dressing
Bakewell Old House Museum · Buxton Museum and Art Gallery · Eyam Plague Village Museum · Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times · National Stone Centre · National Tramway Museum · National Trust Museum of Childhood · Peak District Lead Mining Museum · Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mill
Footpaths, cycleways and hiking trails
High Peak Trail · Limestone Way · Longdendale Trail · Manifold Way · Monsal Trail · Pennine Bridleway · Pennine Way · Thornhill Trail · Tissington Trail · Trans Pennine Trail
Heritage railways and tramways
Crich Tramway Village · Ecclesbourne Valley Railway · Peak Rail
Show caves
Blue John Cavern · Great Masson Cavern · Peak Cavern · Poole's Cavern · Speedwell Cavern · Treak Cliff Cavern

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