There's something for all thrill seekers and families at Alton Towers, with tons of terrific (and terrifying!) rides and amazing live shows. Plus, there's CBeebies Land for the little ones.
What makes it special
- Thrill seekers welcome
Other things to do nearby
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge'
Ashbourne has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century, with it's Medieval street pattern and historic buildings.
Take a trip to Bakewell and discover this charming Derbyshire Dales town. You'll find great shopping, plenty of spaces to relax and the famous Bakewell Pudding confection.
The White Peak offers climbing for all abilities. Popular sites include Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley and the famous Thors Cave - which boasts brilliant crags and bouldering.
There's world famous grit-stone routes and bouldering a short drive away, the nearest crag is just 300 metres from the hostel.
The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.
Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.
Nearby Cheedale has a concentration of climbs unmatched anywhere else. Ravenstor Crag is the most ferocious crag in the whole of the Peak.
Cratcliffe Tor provides some of the area's most popular grit-stone climbs.
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.
YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.
Converted former railway lines, such as the Tissington, High Peak and the Manifold Trails offer great routes for cycling.
A circular route taking in stunning Lathkill Dale can be tailored to your walking level.
Travel to Carsington Water for their gently undulating eight mile off-road trail around the reservoir, or take on one of the 'Dark Peak' routes for a full day of challenging mountain biking.
The nearby Tissington Trail winds its way gently through beautiful White Peak countryside. Take the opportunity to visit historic Tissington village with its stately home, duck-pond and tearooms.
The River Derwent at Matlock hosts a grade 2 rapids course, with 35 permanent slalom gates in place and floodlights for darker evenings. Contact Matlock Canoe Club for details.