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Limestone heritage at Middleton

The small, picturesque village of Middleton is perched high in a beautiful Peak District limestone area. It's the perfect spot for exploring the many countryside attractions in this lovely corner of Britain. The National Stone Centre down the road re-opened in 2017 and proves very popular with visitors who come for fossil spotting, plus the geo-trail around disused limestone quarries. It's run by volunteers and entry is free. The neighbouring town of Wirksworth is a hilly delight with interesting shops and eateries to nose around, plus a highly-regarded arts festival every September.

Explore the Peaks

You're right on the doorstep of the stunning Peak District. The Tissington Trail starting at Ashbourne is great for walkers and cyclists, or head to Nearby Bakewell for lovely shops, scenery, cafes and the chance to sample the town's delicacy - Bakewell pudding. Families will love Gulliver's Kingdom Theme Park and the National Tramway Museum at Nearby Crich, while thrill-seekers should head to the spectacular Heights of Abraham for a spine-tingling cable car ride before sampling fish and chips by river Derwent, at the bizarrely flamboyant Victorian spa town of Matlock Bath.

Watery fun at Carsington

Nearby Carsington Water is a reservoir run by Severn Trent which is lovely for cycling, walks and bird watching. There are water sports on offer too, plus a cafe, kids' playground and shops all providing a great day out. Looking for accommodation Near Middleton? Travelodge Hotel Alfreton Hotel is handy for transport links or explore the antique shops of lovely Ashbourne at the Travelodge Ashbourne Hotel.