Peak District Chauffeur
Luxury tours of England
Explore the Peak District in luxury and style
Your Peak District Chauffeur Service. Offering luxury tours of England in private chauffeur-driven cars. Explore tors & valleys of this beautiful upland area in a lavish road trip. Let our experienced professional chauffeurs drive and guide you through the breathtaking scenery of England’s first National Park.
The Peak District
The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines. Mostly in northern Derbyshire, it includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Much of it is upland above 300 metres (1000 ft). At 636 m (2,087 ft), Kinder Scout is the highest point. The landscape has rounded hills, plateaus, valleys, limestone gorges and gritstone escarpments. The mostly rural area is surrounded by urban areas, including Manchester, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.
Buxton was settled by the Romans around 78 CE, then known as Aquae Arnemetiae – the spa of the goddess of the grove. It became a spa through its geothermal spring, which rises at a temperature of 28 °C. It . In the late 18th century the 5th Duke of Devonshire developed Buxton in style of the spa of Bath.
“Goodbye Darcy, Goodbye Jean, Goodbye Stone Cottage, Scratchy Towels, Fields Of Wildflowers; Good Bye Gorgeous Peak District… OK English People, For Your Own Good, Get Off The Roads, Here We Come!”
Literary tours and Historic Buildings
The Peak District’s Literary connections include Jane Austen 1775 – 1817, Charlotte Bronte 1816 – 1855, Charles Cotton 1630 – 1687, Daniel Defoe 1661 – 1731, Richmal Crompton 1890 – 1969, Roald Dahl 1916-1990, George Eliot 1819 – 1880, Llewellynn Jewitt 1816 – 86, Samuel Johnson 1709 – 1784, D.H.Lawrence 1885 – 1930, Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712 – 1778 and John Ruskin 1819 – 1900.
Historic buildings include Chatsworth House, one of Britain’s finest stately homes; the medieval Haddon Hall; and Lyme Park, an Elizabethan manor house transformed by an Italianate front. Other historic buildings in the park include Eyam Hall, Ilam Hall and Tissington Hall.[