Article published: March 22nd, 2012

It was announced this week that the Olympic torch will pass through a number of famous Peak District landmarks during its mammoth relay across the UK.  Just as summer hots up, it will enter into Derbyshire on 29th June and visit Glapwell first of all.

The torch will then pass through the Peak District to Bolsover, home of Bolsover Castle.  Well, it’s not actually a castle, but an elegant 17th Century Mansion, well worth a visit.  After Bolsover, its over to Calow and Chesterfield and then onto the sky ride at the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath.  Following Matlock, the precession moves on to Chatsworth House, one of the country’s finest stately homes.

Following on from Chatsworth, the torch will make its way through to Bakewell, the ancient capitol of the peak, famous for its puddings, agricultural show and a host of other wonderful family attractions.  Then it’s onwards to Buxton and then Ashbourne, following which it will make its way to Derby, where the city council is holding a special event in Darley Park.

If you’re tempted to get involved in the procession and visit some of the superb towns and villages the torch will be passing through, Hard Days Knight has an array of Peak District Accommodation, from Derbyshire Holiday Cottages to converted barns and chapels.  In fact, we have Derbyshire accommodation to suit all parties and all budgets.  To get in on the Olympic action this summer, get in touch for more information.