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New open-top bus service launching in the Peaks
A new open-top bus service is launching in the Peaks in July, stopping at some of our most popular beauty spots.
The Peak Sightseer service will allow passengers to sit back and enjoy the scenery from a grandstand view.
Every 30 minutes
Launching on July 1, day tickets are available from £6 and buses are every 30 minutes. Passengers are free to hop on and hop off as many times as they would like for a day of exploring the Derbyshire Peaks. The open-top bus travels one way in a loop.
The bus will make stops at Chatsworth House, Baslow Nether End, Calver Sough, Hassop Station for the Monsal Trail, Bakewell Buxton Road, Ashford-in-the Water and Pilsley for the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop before restarting the loop.
Starts at 9 am from Chatsworth
The first bus from Chatsworth House is at 9 am. The last bus from Chatsworth House for the full loop leaves at 5.20 pm. The Peak Sightseer runs every 30 minutes, daily until September 30. It will then be at weekends only from October 1 until December 24.
A full loop on the Peak Sightseer takes just under an hour. Adult day tickets cost £6, under 19s/Derbyshire Wayfarer holders/ENCTS card day tickets cost £4 and group day tickets (for any group of five people) cost £15.
Visitors to Chatsworth House or the gardens, farmyard and playground can buy a group ticket for £10 with a valid ticket. Just show your ticket to your driver.
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