Attractions to explore nearby Parkhouse Hill
Parkhouse Hill is a small but distinctive hill in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. It lies on the north side of the River Dove, close to the border with Staffordshire. For many years access to Parkhouse Hill was difficult, as there was no right of way to the summit. Access is now possible under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, as the hill is a designated access area.
Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian folly near the spa metropolis of Buxton inside the Derbyshire Peak District. The structure is a 20-foot-high, two-story tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 meters above sea level. The tower does not contain anything other than the staircase to the top. It is a Grade II listed building.
This great carboniferous limestone cavern is one of the finest show caves in England and boasts many strange and wondrous formations and so more. There has been Evidence of prehistoric life from the Neolithic and early Bronze ages have been found. It will be a new experience visiting this place.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology primarily from the Peak District and Derbyshire. With over 1,200 objects on display, covering 360 million years of history. Geology: explore a time when sharks swam across the Peak District and when giant dragonflies rule the sky! Ice Age Animals.
The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful, historic venue Set within twenty-three acres of magnificent, landscaped gardens and play areas, dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendor of Buxton. The unique personality and characteristics of this Grade II listed building also provides the ideal backdrop for private bookings and Pavilion Gardens offers comprehensive and bespoke packages for weddings and special occasions, conferences and meetings, festivals and events.
Three Shires Head lies at the junction of three counties; Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. It was once an important crossing point over the River Dane for trains of packhorses. And a place where the horses could be rested and watered. The main landmark is a packhorse bridge. The bridge is Grade II-listed, and was probably constructed in the late 18th century.
Chee Dale is a steep-sided gorge on the River Wye near Buxton, Derbyshire. The majestic slopes and imposing crags of carboniferous limestone that form Chee Dale create a spectacular setting for a walk. The dale's ash woodlands have developed on the steep slopes and you will even notice some trees growing out of the cliff faces.
The Roaches in Staffordshire is a Peak District gem; located above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir, it’s loved by hikers and climbers alike. The impressively rugged and steep gritstone ridge is home to mythical mermaids and 15 metre natural gritstone clefts, so this is far more than your average countryside walk. It is the most prominent part of a curving ridge which extends for several miles from Hen Cloud in the south to Back Forest and Hangingstone in the northwest.
Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland . Surrounded by unspoiled countryside with fantastic views over classic Derbyshire scenery. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone 'cove' - a feature found only in major sacred sites. There were probably 41-43 stones originally, but some are now in fragments. In the centre of the circle lie at least six smaller blocks, originally believed
Millers Dale is a valley on the River Wye in Derbyshire. It is a popular beauty spot in the Peak District of England, much of the area being preserved as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby is Ravenstor and Chee Dale, both popular with rock-climbers. Just to the north of the Dale lies the village of Wormhill and the lesser known valleys of Peter Dale and Monk's Dale, the latter being listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a nature reserve.
A majestic and historically important church which has been a hotbed of British legend for hundreds of years, having said to have been visited by such major figures as Robin Hood and Sir Gawain. Lud's Church is an immense natural cleft in the rock on the hillside above Gradbach, in a forest area known as the Black Forest. The feature has been formed by a landslip that has detached a large section of rock from the hillside.