Bull i' th' Thorn is a popular 10th century country coaching inn found in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with an adjacent camping field welcoming guests with motorhomes, tents, and touring caravans all throughout the year. The park offers 10 pitches with electric hook ups and is a great base for exploring the Peak District National Park as well as the wide range of attractions found in the surrounding area. Accommodation is also offered in the pub itself for those who aren’t camping.
The pub is one of the most popular in the Peak District, and guests can enjoy the great food and drink on offer throughout their stay. Bull i' th' Thorn is also the subject of a local legend regarding it being haunted, and attracts many guests looking to enjoy the often ghoulish goings on in the building, such as ghost hunts. It even has a medieval banqueting hall to offer if you fancy throwing a big party or function! It's on the old Roman road between Ashbourme and Buxton, and it won't take much imagination to imagine ghostly Roman centurions marching past after an evening enjoying the inn's hospitality.
Most people are attracted to the Peak District National Park owing to the vast selection of outdoor activities on offer. There are miles of rolling hills and countryside to be explored, with guests choosing to head out on foot, bicycle, and even horseback to enjoy the Peak District experience. Tourists looking to do more than merely explore the area are often found fishing or playing golf. Many of the small market towns of the area – Buxton is a short distance away while others are found across the Peak District – are all great places to spend a day, with friendly communities and local businesses just waiting to welcome you.
Those who look beyond the outdoor activities offered will be rewarded too, as there is plenty to do from an entertainment and culture perspective. Chatsworth House is a wonderful place to spend the day, with the stately home and gardens offering something for everyone, including a small farm.
Guests looking for theme park excitement will find Alton Towers a short drive away. Also within reach is Buxton’s popular Opera House, the National Tram Museum, and Derwent Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also some amazing cave systems to be found across the Peak District, best accessed via guided tours and often part of larger days out offered by various organisations in the area.
The beauty of the Peak District is the easy access it offers to Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Derbyshire, as well as the Midlands, ensuring guests staying at Bull i' th' Thorn coaching inn have a wide choice when it comes to places to go.
Once guests have explored the outdoors and enjoyed the main attractions of the area, the northern cities are calling. Manchester and Sheffield are both brilliant for shopping but also boast amazing theatres and entertainment complexes, while museums and galleries can also be found for those looking to enjoy the cultural side of these cities.
Derby and Nottingham are also within reach via the M1 motorway, while those that don’t mind a cross-country drive could even take themselves across to North Wales, where there are coastal towns with something for everyone.
Bull i' th' Thorn serves as a wonderful base for families looking to explore the Peak District and the surrounding area.
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