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Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

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Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Spending a couple of nights in each place and would like to visit some interesting towns/villages and any NT or similar properties not so far away. I know of Chatsworth which is main reason for the visit.

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1. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Haddon Hall is close to Chatsworth and a real contrast - quite simple furnishing. And Hardwick Hall (more glass than wall) is not so far across the M1.

The centre of Sheffield might be of interest - Millennium Galleries, Graves Gallery and the Winter Garden are all together. Sheffield (Anglican) Cathedral is quite simple and nice.

And in complete contrast, you could visit the Meadowhall shopping centre.

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2. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Are you using a car, or are you restricted to Public Transport ?

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3. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Much of the area between Burton and Sheffield is interesting and picturesque, being in the Peak District National Park.

The main attractive towns are Ashbourne, Matlock and Bakewell, and there are many nice villages around them and just to the west.

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4. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

An unusual and very interesting National Trust property is Calke Abbey

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey/

It's tucked away in a quiet corner of South Derbyshire.

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5. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Sorry I did mean to say that we will have a car. Suggestions so far look great and just perfect for us. May have to stay "up there" a little longer as obviously quite a bit to see. Not coming til June but like to get planning and well prepared!!

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Leighites ...junc 29 m1 between burton / sheffield hardwick hall and bolsover castle /sherwood forest major oak robin hood etc / newstead and rufford abbey .matlock bath is a picturesque little place by the river derwent in derbyshire all worth a few hours wandering around ...steve

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7. Re: Burton on Trent and Sheffield sightseeing

Oh wow Steve - your suggestions sound so interesting and cant wait now to get visiting. Mexico first though!

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Leightites.....Glad to be of any help .BTW overlooking hardwick hall theres a recent stone circle with a miners statue in it from this vantage point [ said now to be the highest point in Nottinghamshire ] you have views over the derbyshire dales and the notts coal fields [ now been reclaimed and made into nature reserves ].In my eyes a beautiful part of the midlands .. .Any way enjoy Mexico i hope your making it to Chichen < itza and not just enjoying the sun .All the best steve / caz

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The stone circle and view sounds fab. So the 5 day itinerary getting very full now - just need the same weather as Mexico! Yes def going to some of those Mayan sites in between the daily sun, dining and bar events.

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