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Scenic Splendours of Derbyshire (Half Board)

Scenic Splendours of Derbyshire (Half Board)

5 day break to Derbyshire, staying at the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel, Derby

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This is a 5 day break to Derbyshire

staying at the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel, Derby


Experience a majestic sense of arrival as you drive down the mile-long approach surrounded by rolling Derbyshire countryside, bordered by the Peak District National Park and its natural beauty. Steeped in rich history, Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & Country Club dates back to 1266 and is the oldest Marriott in the world.  


Included in your holiday price:


  • En-suite room

  • Breakfast & 3 course evening meals

  • Executive coach travel throughout

  • Guided Factory Tour of Royal Crown Derby followed by free flow entry into the Exhibition and Museum

  • Bluebell Dairy: The Ice-Cream Experience - Luxury Artisan ice-cream talk & tastings and immersive make your own bespoke ice-cream

  • Entrance to Chatsworth House

  • Peak District Coach Guided Tour - inc. views of Chatsworth Park, Baslow,  Hathersage, Hope Valley, Castleton, Buxton, Monsal Head, Eyam and Bakewell

  • Porterage (depends on Covid 19 restrictions at hotel at the time of travel)

  • Door to door transfer (within 10 miles of Hailsham)

    - a charge may apply if not within our free pick up area.

Day 1

We depart for Derbyshire, making a comfort stop en-route including a suitable lunch stop. Arriving at the Breadsall Priory mid/late afternoon.


Day 2

This morning we have a guided factory tour at Royal Crown Derby, followed by freeflow entry into the Exhibition & Museum. Royal Crown Derby is world renowned for its luxury fine bone china products, manufactured solely in England. The distinct traditional skills have led to an international reputation for quality and creativity. The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre has been created to provide an insight into the traditions, the history, and the skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so unique.

We take you to the Bluebell Dairy in the afternoon, for their Ice-Cream Experience. Be welcomed to a family-run farm famed for its wonderful award-winning ice-cream. Enjoy tasting treats of a range of flavours, sorbets and ice-creams, before the highlight immersive experience where using a base of their award-winning ‘simply bluebells’ you create your own bespoke ice cream. Ice-cream technicians will trial your creation, with the winning flavour being awarded the ‘Ice Cream Champion’ certificate.


Day 3

Today we enjoy a free-flow visit to Chatsworth House, renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations. Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.


Day 4

Today we enjoy Peak District Coach Guided Tour. The tour will take in Chatsworth Park, past the stunning home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and on to the quaint village of Baslow. From there, the group will cross the moors to Hathersage with its historical associations to Robin Hood and the Eyre family. The coach will continue to Hope Valley and then Castleton - home of Blue John Cavern and a great spot for a coffee break. The tour will move on to Buxton the Georgian Spa town, where passengers can try the famous mineral water, see the new crescent building being developed and make a stop for lunch (payable directly by guests).
In the afternoon, a trip can be taken across the limestone plateau with great views to Monsal Head, then Eyam village, famous for its history with the bubonic plague, and on to Bakewell (puddings not tarts!) for a leisurely stop.


Day 5

We depart the hotel after breakfast, making a comfort stop and a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arriving back in East Sussex late afternoon/early evening.


FB=Full Breakfast, EM=Evening Meal

Room Amenities

  • Flatscreen TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Trouser Press

  • Tea/Coffee making facility


Hotel Amenities

  • Swimming Pool

  • Sauna

  • Fitness Centre

  • Lift access in part of the hotel


Electric Scooters/Wheelchairs

L.J. Edwards can take a maximum of 2 electric scooters/wheelchairs per short break, these must be for clients with a Blue Badge and Public Liability Scooter Insurance (subject to hotel agreement). L.J. Edwards accept no liability for any accident, loss of damage to the guest or their mobility scooter on a Short Break, or when the scooter/wheelchair is stored in the coach luggage compartment. The individual is responsible for ensuring they are capable of safely operating their mobility scooter and for the security of their mobility scooter during their holiday.

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