Peak District day trips: 17 of the most beautiful towns and villages that are perfect to visit over Easter across Derbyshire and the Peak District – including Bakewell, Matlock, Castleton and Hathersage

If you’re planning a Peak District trip and are looking for some inspiration, these scenic towns and villages are among some of the region’s best places to visit.

The likes of Castleton and Hathersage will be at the top of most people’s lists when they visit Derbyshire and the Peak District – but there are many more wonderful spots waiting off the beaten track.

Why not head out to one of these lovely destinations for a hike, to shop at their independent stores, or to spend some time at their lovely country pubs?