When enjoying a stay with us at The George Hotel in Hathersage you may find yourself looking for the best things to do in Hathersage in order to make the most of your stay in the area. Hathersage and the surrounding areas are full of things to do and here are some of our favourites:
One of the most popular things to do in Hathersage is to visit Stanage Edge. It is a gritstone edge that reaches across around 4 miles and is particularly popular for walkers as well as rock climbers. The beauty spot boasts stunning views over Hope Valley and the Dark Peak moorlands. The location has been featured in popular films such as ‘Pride & Prejudice’. Stanage Edge makes for a great place for a picnic in stunning surroundings and has car parking facilities. Dogs are allowed making the area a great day out in Hathersage for the family.
Hathersage Swimming Pool
Hathersage Swimming Pool makes for a fun day out in Hathersage with the family. The swimming pool is heated to 28°C from March to September. It is very popular during the summer months as visitors can cool off with an open air swim whilst taking in the stunning scenery of the Peak District. The 30 metre pool has modern changing facilities, fully accessible toilets, seating areas, a cafe and showers. The lawned seating areas look out over Hathersage and can also see Stanage Edge.
David Mellor Design Museum
Whilst in Hathersage, you can take a trip to the David Mellor cutlery factory, design museum. Country shop and cafe all on the same site. This makes for a unique day out in Hathersage. The museum displays a full historic collection of David Mellor’s work - who was one of the best known 20th century British designers. You can see his works from traffic lights to handmade silver.
Hope Valley Ice Cream - Thorpe Farm
Thorpe Farm is the home of Hope Valley Ice Cream which is made at the farm set in the Peak District National Park. The farm has been milking cows for over 300 years. Visitors can enjoy guided tours around the milking parlour to see how the ice cream is made. Self guided trails can be enjoyed around the farm. Visitors can enjoy fresh ice cream from the onsite ice cream parlour as well as a range of food and drink.
The village of Hathersage was the inspiration for many locations in Charlotte Brontes’ novel ‘Jane Eyre.’ After the author visited Hathersage in 1845 she took inspiration from the area and the famous landmarks. ‘Jane Eyre’ was first published in 1847 and Hope Valley was home to the real Eyre family. North Lees Hall, which is near Hathersage, plays a key role in the novel and Bronte’s ‘Thomfield Hall’ in ‘Jane Eyre’ is said to be based on it.
One of the most popular attractions in the local area surrounding The George Hotel is Chatsworth House. The house is home to art from over 4000 years ago and has 24 rooms to discover. The gardens span over 105 acres and have many water features and sculptures.
Enjoy Hathersage in style
So whichever attractions or days out you are looking to enjoy during your stay, The George Hotel in Hathersage is perfectly located to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Choose from a selection of luxury rooms available at our 500 year old boutique hotel to ensure you have a relaxing stay. We also have an award winning restaurant that offers mouth watering British cuisine.