Barlow lies right on the eastern fringe of the Peak District National Park. Within
easy reach is the spa town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell, famous for
the original Bakewell pudding. Nearby Castleton is surrounded by impressive scenery
and a number of show caves. The region is well regarded by climbing enthusiasts
and Stanage Edge, about six miles from Barlow, provides climbs for both beginners
and experienced climbers. Not to be missed is Chatsworth House (pictured ) which lies
about 4 miles to the south of Barlow.
......and if it rains
you can stay under cover at Sheffield's Winter Gardens and the adjoining Millennium
Gallery - make sure you look in on the stunning silverware exhibition in the metalwork
gallery. Then take the twenty minute trip on Supertram to Meadowhall - one of the
largest shopping malls in Europe. Also worth a visit is Sheffield's hands-on and
child friendly Weston Park Museum, restored during 2006 at a cost of £19 million.
Quite close to the museum lie the Botanical Gardens and pavilions ,pictured at the
top of this page. They have also recently undergone a multi-million pound transformation.
Shopping and entertainment.. Chesterfield market, overlooked by the crooked spire
is within easy reach as is the resort of Matlock Bath.
Theatre lovers will find plenty on offer at the Chesterfield Pomegranate or Sheffield's
Lyceum and Crucible Theatres, the latter famous for the World Snooker Championships
in April each year.