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5 things to do in the Peak District in July

There’s lots of things to do in the Peak District this July. July is all about festivals – starting with the Buxton International Festival and rounding out the month with Y Not.

Here is our guide to 5 things to do this July in the Peak District National Park.

5 things to do in July

The Buxton International Festival

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton International Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and books in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. The Festival will take place 7-24 July 2022. To find out more and book tickets visit the Festival’s website.

Bakewell Country Festival

The Bakewell Country Festival takes place on 17 July 2022. It’s Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society’s inaugural festival. It takes place on the Bakewell Showground. There’s plenty to do including a children’s tipi, Mayfield alpacas, small animal handling, interactive musica sessions and beeswax candle making. Find out more.

Ynot Festival

The Ynot Festival offers three days of quality music, food and drink, performing arts, comedy, workshops and good times in a stunning Peak District setting. Just a stone’s throw from Wheeldon Trees Cottages, Ynot runs from 29 to 31 July. The line up includes the Stereophonics, Blossoms, Manic Street Preachers and the Vaccines. Click here for the full line up.

Haddon Hall

Thank to our partnership with Haddon Hall, you can receive a 15% discount on tickets. With 900 years of history, Haddon has much to offer. Brimming with history and stories of old, a remarkable tapestry collection; an early English furniture collection reputed to be the best of its kind in England; and stunning Elizabethan Walled Gardens, recently redesigned by Arne Maynard, Haddon is one of the most significant and oldest heritage destinations in the country.

A recently renovated restaurant is open to both ticket holders and members of the public. Situated in the 17th Century stable block adjacent to the Duke’s Tower entrance, the restaurant provides a wide array of dishes to suit all tastes; from fine dining to traditional afternoon tea and light lunches to coffee-time treats. Click here for the Haddon Hall website.

Hathersage Pool

Fancy some outdoor swimming? Why not head over to Hathersage. This outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a lawned enclosure with a covered veranda. During the summer months, it offers the opportunity to swim in the open air, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery, in water which is heated to 28°C. For opening times and tickets visit the Hathersage website.

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