Best Holidays in the Peak District

We can’t WAIT to welcome you back! With our resorts open up and down the country since lockdown, we’re back to giving you the holidays you love, time and time again. We hope you’re just as happy as we are, and we’re over the moon that we can be the place for those BIG reunions.

We’ve been having a good think about that first incredible holiday back together. (All right, you got us – it’s all we’ve been thinking about!) At Darwin Escapes, we wanted to make sure you had somewhere extra-special to catch up with friends and family when the time came. That’s why we’ve been busy creating a brand-new resort to welcome you all back to – our spectacular Rivendale Lodge Retreat, which opened its doors last week.

After all – where better to catch up with old friends, and spend precious, uninterrupted time with family than the Peak District? One of England’s most peaceful and breathtaking nature reserves, the Peak District is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with truly unbeatable local scenery. At Darwin Escapes, we’re lucky enough to have Rivendale Lodge Retreat nestled right in the heart of The Peaks – to give you that magical moment you’ve been waiting for!

Our retreat is right in the middle of the dramatic jaw-dropping mountainscapes of the Peaks, but a stone’s throw away from some of the most beautiful market towns and villages, like Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne. With endless things to do and see, we know you’ll really be able to make the most of the lush green British countryside this summer!

Photo of Chatsworth House in the Peak District

With hidden gems nearby like the world-famous Tissington Trail, or the rich history and legacy of local stately homes like Chatsworth Manor and Keddleston Hall, this part of the country is just filled with things to discover. If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be delighted to hear that you’re moments away from the world-famous theme parks of Alton Towers and Thorpe Park (for a truly thrilling time!)

Rivendale Lodge Retreat, our brand-new Peak District holiday park, gives you the chance to immerse yourself in all that the Peaks have to offer from your beautiful, bright and modern lodge (we’re really proud of those). Whether you’re a get-up-and-go adventurer, getting the gang ready for those EPIC walks and discoveries – or prefer the life of luxury, with a glass of something fizzy whilst you soak in your hot tub – Rivendale’s got it covered!

If you’re looking for the perfect staycation spot, we think you’ve found it. Rivendale Lodge Retreat gives you the best of both worlds – enchanting, wild forests and deep blue lakes, paired with gorgeous, quaint towns and villages nearby. Love your escape, every time – when you choose Darwin Escapes.

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