**NEW** Peak District, Gentleman Jack & Piece Hall - Thu 18th April 2024

From GBP £349.00
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Product code: PQJ0ZC

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We are delighted to be returning to The Peak District - a wonderful area to explore. In 1951, the Peak District was the first of Britain’s 15 national parks and covers 555 square miles in the heart of England and reaching into five counties: Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. The Peak District is made up of impressive gritstone edges, steep limestone dales and rolling hills and farmland criss-crossed with dry stone walling. This beautiful, dramatic landscape not only offers magnificent scenery, charming towns and villages and superb historic houses, but also has a rich industrial heritage. A hugely popular destination for our customers.

On top of this - enjoy a day in Halifax with visits to Shibden Hall - the setting for the hit BBC Series Gentleman Jack, and the remarkable Piece Hall!

DAY 1 
After being collected from your local pick up point around 7.30/8.45am we have comfort stops as required and a main stop for lunch before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Plenty of time to settle into your room and enjoy the hotel before dinner.

Enjoy a full English Breakfast at the hotel before we depart for todays exciting excursion. Heading north to arrive at Shibden Hall in Halifax. We have arranged for the land train, for those that need it, to take us up to the house. This highly regarded destination dates back to 1420 with attractions including a 17th century aisled barn, workshops, carriage collection and displays relating to different crafts, including a blacksmiths, coopers, wheelwrights and saddlers. Shibden Hall recently gained focus in the BBC drama series, 'Gentleman Jack' which explored the life of the diarist Anne Lister who lived and worked here. The Hall is surrounded by beautifully gardens and estate land. Entrance fee included.

Just before lunch we depart for the centre of Halifax and the remarkable Piece Hall. Standing in the heart of the town since 1779, the huge open-air courtyard was originally a Cloth Hall but is now surrounded by unique and boutique independent shops, bars, cafes and a restaurant. It is also used as a concert venue for many top acts - The Piece Hall is unique- a Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world! Plenty of time here to enjoy the spectacle and learn the history before returning to the hotel.

Another lovely day out today. Joining our superb local tour guide for day out today as we are joined by a local guide for views of the some of the best locations around Britain’s first National Park including the elegant Georgian Spa town of Buxton, Bakewell, Castleton and much much more.

Leaving the hotel after breakfast with comfort stops on the way home as required - returning to the local area around 5.00pm

Meal Plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield

This modern Holiday Inn is located 5 miles outside of Sheffield city centre and offers spacious comfortable rooms and an extensive leisure centre. Facilities include a welcoming foyer and lounge bar - great space to relax and enjoy a relaxing evening before or after dinner. The hotel also has an excellent leisure centre with a lovely 17 metre swimming pool - available to you as a guest. Your holiday includes a 3 course Table d’hote dinner and a full english breakfast with plenty of other choice if required.  All bedrooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms - most are walk in showers, tea/coffee making, iron, air conditioning, colour TV, Wi Fi. Lift to all floors plus some ground floor rooms.