Visit Designate
Craft Shop at The Gate, Smedley Street East, Matlock.                     Tel 01629 760033

About Winster and the Peak District

The historic lead-mining village of Winster sits in the scenic heart of the Peak National Park, the White Peaks, where the limestone rock formations and steep-sided dales make up the landscape.

This landscape offers a number of outdoor activities including, walking, rock climbing, golfing, canoeing, sailing, caving and cycling, with popular places such as Matlock Bath, the Tissington Trail, Carsington Water and Dovedale only a brief drive away.

Likewise, the picturesque town of Bakewell and the stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are close at hand. Alton Towers, Gulliver's Kingdom and the Cable Cars are also within easy reach.

The picturesque village of Winster is a much sought after holiday destination.  It hosts an historic Market Hall, churches, a village shop, Post Office and two excellent pubs - all within easy walking distance of the house.

Winster hosts its annual Wakes week in June, with different activities daily throughout the week culminating with a carnival and street party on Saturday when the Winster Morris Dancers are a particular attraction.

For one week in July the Secret Gardens are open to the general public.  Discover the beauty and enchantment of these wonderful hidden gardens.

Internet Links

Winster Web Site
Winster and Surrounding Villages
The Peak District Tourism Website
High Peak Interactive Website
Derbyshire UK Net
Derbyshire County Council


Sports and Activities
Golf Courses
Caving and Rock Climbing
Water Sports



  Places of Interest

Chatsworth House
Haddon Hall
Carsington Water
Crich Tramway Village
Designate at the Gate
Peak Rail


Derbyshire Countryside


Chatsworth House


Haddon Hall






Tariff and Availability