Lime Tree Holiday Park8.3
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Traveller types - move Buxton to the top of your list! The Derbyshire spa town and gateway to the Peak District was shortlisted in 2013 as one of the top three most attractive places in the British Isles (Cork and Hastings were the other two; move them to the top of your list as well).
Friendly Lime Tree Holiday Park on the edge of Buxton is a very pretty place to camp. In its own valley in a Special Landscaped Area, it is surrounded by farmland and has a wooded limestone gorge and striking old railway viaduct at one edge. It’s also the closest campsite to the town of Buxton – which is about a mile away. (There are maps, brochures and sheets of information on attractions in the area at the Lime Tree reception or ask one of the helpful staff for advice on things to see and do.)
On site, there’s an adventure playground and for the family to laugh in the face of rainy days, an indoor games room with pool table, kids’ corner and TV/DVDs. Other amenities include a launderette with ironing facilities; a well-stocked shop with local produce and an ice block freezing facility; gas cylinder exchange and a microwave for heating babies’ or toddlers’ food.
There’s quite a bit to immerse yourself in at the spa and market town of Buxton, one of the most popular destinations in the Peak District. Like Bath in the south, it was founded as a spa town by Romans and became popular in Georgian times for the supposed health-giving properties of its spa water. Fill up your water bottle at St Anne's Well in front of the Crescent then go on a Buxton tour to see its Georgian architecture and smart landscapes: the award-winning ornamental gardens at the Pavilion, complete with play areas, lake and miniature railway; the Devonshire Dome, the biggest unsupported dome in Britain; and the opulent Buxton Opera House, the highest in the country (as Buxton is England’s highest town, set in the Derbyshire hills at over 1000ft).
For Buxton shopping, nightlife and restaurants, try the Quadrant, George Street and the Old Court House areas; there are several independent shops in Cavendish Arcade. The Peak District as a whole is full of market towns stuffed with local produce and interesting attractions: go to Bakewell for the essential eponymous tart; Leek for Rudyard Lake and the steam train; Ashbourne for a couple of hundred listed buildings, and fellow spa town Matlock Bath. If you don’t mind travelling a bit further, Sheffield and Manchester can both be reached in about an hour to an hour and a quarter.
Also nearby is Castleton with Norman Peveril Castle and four show caves; if going underground is your thing, also check out the caves at Poole’s Tavern just outside Buxton. And there’s caving (and climbing) aplenty at the Peak District National Park, along stacks of outdoor pursuits like hot air ballooning, gliding, water sports and biking the Tissington and Manifold trails. Too much? The Peak has quieter options too, from photography courses to birdwatching to browsing around the area’s many historical houses.
|Charming old building with several cosy and interesting traditional linked areas, well kept Marstons-related ales, good choice of wines by the glass, bargain home-made food from good sandwiches up, low beams, bare boards or tiles, soft lighting, old local photographs, open fire; background music and some live acoustic evenings, Sun quiz, no dogs; children till 7pm, roadside garden, open all day||Old Sun
|Old stone-built pub, cosy in winter and cool in summer, convivial flagstoned bar with pine panelled counter and woodburner in two-way fireplace, carpeted dining area with wood-effect fire, wide choice of popular well prepared food inc sandwiches and baps, well kept Marstons, Adnams and two local guests, sensible prices, prompt cheerful service, games room with pool and darts; background music; well behaved children and dogs welcome, tables on split-level partly covered terrace, four annexe bedrooms, superb walking country||Church Inn
|Old-fashioned unchanging country local in lovely Peak District countryside, simple beamed interior with plain furniture on quarry tiles, china ornaments and coal fire, well kept Marstons Pedigree and guests, own-label bottled beers (available in gift packs), good pork pies, family room with pool, skittles and darts; picnic-sets out in front along with budgies, hens, turkeys, ducks and donkeys, you can buy free-range eggs, local poetry books and even hay, good hikes across nearby Dove Valley towards Longnor and Hollinsclough, small campsite next-door, caravan for hire||Quiet Woman
|Roomy, neat and comfortable, with emphasis on good freshly made food (all day Sun) from baguettes to steaks and interesting specials, also very good value weekday set menu, well kept ales such as Copper Dragon and Courage Directors, good choice of wines by the glass, friendly service, log fire, heavy beams and copperware; background music, TV, Tues quiz; plenty of tables out in front, by lovely valley tucked away from main road, good walks, one bed holiday cottage next door, open all day||Beehive
|Spotless ivy-clad pub in lovely quiet riverside setting on Monsal Trail, two bars and dining room, log fires, good simple home-made food (Thurs pie night), well kept changing ales, cheery helpful service, reasonable prices, darts, pool and muddy walkers in public bar; children welcome, wonderful gorge views and river walks||Anglers Rest
- Lyme Park & Gardens (NT) (8.9 miles)
- Haddon Hall (10.5 miles)
- Chatsworth (11.8 miles)
- Lyme Park (9.7 miles)
- Hare Hill (12.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Buxton - Three Shires Head (1.6 miles)
- Wye Dale - Earl Sterndale - Chelmorton - Wye Dale (2.1 miles)
- Buxton - Three Shires Head (1.6 miles)
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The no noise policy after 10 pm caused some confusion amongst campers. 10 Aug 2015
LeaSheffield (With friends, 1 review)
Fantastic site with great facilities 27 Jul 2015
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Buxton: Market Place Coach Stop — 0.8mi
0.8mi New Mills: Newtown Swan Hotel Coach Stop — 8.9mi
8.9mi Bakewell Coach Stop — 9.6mi
- Train stations
Buxton Rail Station — 1.0mi
1.0mi Dove Holes Rail Station — 3.5mi
3.5mi Chapel-en-le-Frith Rail Station — 4.4mi
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 46.7mi
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 17.2mi
17.2mi Manchester Airport — 17.3mi
17.3mi Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 17.4mi
From Matlock, Bakewell to Buxton on the A6:
On approaching Buxton (A6), you will see a Morrisons supermarket on the right. Just before the roundabout, take the left sharp turn into Dukes Drive and follow the road up for about half a mile. The site entrance is on the left.
From Stockport, Manchester, Chapel–On-Le–Frith on the A6:
Head towards Matlock (Morrisons supermarket is on your left). Go straight across the roundabout in front, and then turn sharp right into Dukes Drive. Follow the road for about half a mile. The site entrance is on the left.
From Ashbourne on the A515:
Pass B&Q on the right and go down the hill about half a mile into the dip just before Buxton. Go right across the carriageway and turn right into Dukes Drive. The site entrance is on the right.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12:30 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
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