The Old Vicarage is situated in the heart of the picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell.
Our grade II listed property is ideally positioned between many excellent attractions with a wealth of beauty and history to be explored and enjoyed. We are an equidistant 7 miles from the popular towns of Buxton, Castleton and Bakewell, with excellent access to the Monsal Trail Cycle path and the spectacular views of Monsal Dale. Read more about some of our favourite attractions in the articles below.
Monsal Trail is based on the former Midland Railway line and spans 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale and Bakewell. Now one of the most popular and spectacular leisure routes in the area for cycling, walking and horse riding, the full route has been open since 2011.
Tideswell offers a superb base for discovering the beautiful Peak District, whether you like walking, mountain biking, caving, climbing, exploring historic buildings and villages, or just visiting coffee shops, there is plenty to discover at every turn.
Buxton offers a wide range of local attractions which can easily entertain a family for the whole day. From the wide range of shops, market and public gardens to the subterraneous Poole’s Cavern and panoramic hill top view point Solomon’s Temple.
Known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’, Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved over the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
Rolling across the Pennines’ southernmost hills is the glorious Peak District National Park. Ancient stone villages are folded into creases in the landscape, and the hillsides are littered with stately homes and rocky outcrops. Founded in 1951, the Peak District was England’s first national park and is Europe’s most popular.
On 1 November 1666 farm worker Abraham Morten gasped his final breath – the last of 260 people to die from bubonic plague in the remote Derbyshire village of Eyam.
Step back in time in the atmospheric setting of Eyam, immerse yourself in the incredible story of its unselfish villagers, who sealed themselves off from the outside world…