Bakewell, Castleton and Hathersage are classic spots to visit, but there are many wonderful lesser-known places that are well worth seeing.
Here are 10 of the best villages in the National Park that may be less familiar.
1. Pott Shrigley
This is on the Cheshire side of the Peak District - the village's biggest attraction is the Shrigley Hall Hotel & Spa. Photo: Alex Livesey
This quiet village, popular with visitors at weekends, claims to be where the last wild boar in England was killed. It's on the Cheshire side of the Peak Park, too - walkers come to go up Shutlingsloe, the 'Matterhorn of Cheshire', close by. Photo: Google
Many people may have visited Pilsley without knowing it - it's on the Chatsworth Estate and is the location of the Chatsworth Farm Shop. Estate workers live here in cottages and the village green normally hosts an annual fete. Photo: Jason Chadwick
Monyash can be found at the head of Lathkill Dale surrounded by beautiful scenery. A village green, with what is left of an old market cross, forms its centre. Photo: Anne Shelley