Kinrara is situated just
7 miles from Buxton, a spa town in North Derbyshire, set 1000
feet above sea level in the beautiful Peak District. With regular train
and bus links from Whaley Bridge, Buxton is easily
accessible. Blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a
wealth of shops, a thriving arts scene and its world-famous spa water,
it has plenty to offer any visitor and is ideal for exploring the
surrounding countryside of the Peak District National Park.
Visitors from all over
the world, come to the Buxton area in August to enjoy the annual
Gilbert and Sullivan festival. The
festival takes place in Buxton's wonderful
Edwardian Opera House built in 1903.
There is also the highly popular and quite unique
Buxton festival held every year in
July, with its many topical events held at venues throughout the town.
One of the most popular events is the Literary festival which attracts
such famous writers as Melvyn Bragg, John Sargeant, Germaine Greer, to
name but a few. Ancient customs also play a very important role
throughout the Peak District towns and villages during the summer
months, the most widespread being, the mystically ancient and beautiful
floral tradition of
Kinrara is the perfect
place to stay within easy reach of this wonderful town. Don't forget to
ask Jean to help you plan activities for visiting some of the area's
major tourist attractions.
The Peak District is Britain's first national park and was established in 1951. It is a paradise for walking, family cycling, mountain biking and adventure sports such as caving, rock climbing, hang gliding and paragliding, but there's also plenty to do for those with a more relaxed approach to nature and the great outdoors!
An area of great diversity, it is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found and whose geology is gritstone, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives and where the geology is mainly limestone-based. Proximity to the major conurbations of the Midlands, Yorkshire and Lancashire, coupled with easy access by road and rail, make it the most visited national park in the UK and the second most visited in the world.