Attractions near The Temple

The Heights of Abraham
Since first opening to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has remained one of the Peak District's most appealing destinations. Visitors have travelled from all over the world to experience its unique blend of spectacular underground caverns, exhibitions, shops, play areas, picnic spots, cafes and summit bar all with stunning views in acres of beautiful woodland.


Arkwrights Cromford Mill - Derbyshire - 0.97 miles
Richard Arkwright and his partners established a mill in Cromford in 1771 and without delay set about perfecting the machinery and production methods for water - powered cotton spinning. The first mill was modest in size, but in 1776 a second and very much larger mill was established using the same water supply. Soon after, the mill site expanded again and massive engineering work was undertaken, to create the system of ponds and underground culverts which maintained Arkwright's increasing need for water to drive his machinery. Cromford mill is now a world heritage site. Restoration of the old mill has been carried out by the Arkwright society which purchased the site in 1979.


Wirksworth Heritage Centre - Wirksworth - 2.7 miles
The Heritage Centre aims to give to the casual visitor or serious researcher alike an understanding of the life of a small town from its inception to the present times. It is strategically placed at the end of the Crown Yard which opens out onto the present market place and occupies a building which was once a mill for the production of silk and velvet textiles. The small market town of Wirksworth nestles in the hills to the southern end of the Pennines. The hills to the west are composed of limestone and those to the east are sandstone known locally as millstone grit. These have provided the industry for the town for many years, initially that of lead mining in the limestone and finally the quarrying of both the gritstone and the limestone. To preserve the town's history and present it to interested visitors the local Wirksworth Civic Society set up the Heritage Centre with the aim of providing an interesting presentation in the form of a story of Wirksworth.


Chatsworth House - 6.79 miles
Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth is one of the Treasure Houses of England. It is the family home of the Dukes of Devonshire. History; The house was built on land purchased by Sir William Cavendish in 1549 for 600. Sir William started construction of the house in 1552, but he did not live to see its completion, as he died in 1557. His widow, Bess of Hardwick completed the building work, and bequeathed the house to her son, Henry Cavendish. Henry sold the house to his younger brother William, who became the 1st Earl of Devonshire in 1618. The house was rebuilt by the 4th Earl/1st Duke from 1685-1707. 26 rooms are open to the public within the main house. Chatsworth contains a magnificent private art collection which has been built up by the Cavendish family over 450 years.


Haddon Hall - 8 miles
Haddon Hall is just a short distance from the popular market town of Bakewell, and is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye.
Haddon Hall has provided locations for a number of major films including Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre and the television productions Moll Flanders, The Prince and the Pauper, Shakur Kapur's Elizabeth and most recently was transformed into the Lampton Inn for the blockbuster film version of Pride & Prejudice.
The Hall boasts some of the most outstanding gardens in Britain, and the roses are famed throughout the world.