Closest Airport to Derbyshire?

Nov 28th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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Closest Airport to Derbyshire?

We might be flying into England from Paris. We would like to fly directly into Derbyshire, but I don't know if the area has any airports - do we have to fly into LHR, or is there another airport we can fly into?

Also, which airline would fly into the area?
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Nov 28th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Nottingham East Midlands - see www.whichbudget.com to see who flies there from Paris

You could also consider Manchester from where there are train services into the cetre of the Peak District
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Nov 28th, 2006, 02:19 PM
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Alanrow,

Do you mean we can fly into Manchester Airport? Are their trains in the airport that will take us into Derbyshire? We want to stay near Chatsworth House, which I believe is in Baslow - do the trains go to this area also?
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Nov 28th, 2006, 04:14 PM
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While I can't give you travel information, I can recommend an excellent hotel in Baslow, the Cavendish. Some of its furnishings actually came from Chatsworth at the behest of the then-Duchess.

From the hotel it's a pleasant walk through the forest to the Chatsworth property.
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Nov 28th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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Getting from Manchester airport to Baslow with a combination of trains (one goes to Chesterfield, if I'm not mistaken) and buses will be a bit of a hassle. No train will take you directly where you wish to go.

I would think you'll want a car to adequately explore the Peaks district. I'd rent one from Manchester airport. It'll be a quick ride to Chatsworth House from there.
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Nov 28th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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We might be down there on a bank holiday on May 28 - will we still have an easy time to drive down from Manchester to Bakewell(Chatsworth House)? About how long should it take us?
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Nov 28th, 2006, 05:13 PM
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I'm not the expert on holiday traffic. But normally the ride would be about an hour or so.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 03:16 AM
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< will we still have an easy time to drive down from Manchester to Bakewell(Chatsworth House)? >

No you won't, it's a bank holiday, therefore the roads will be extremely busy
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Nov 29th, 2006, 03:53 AM
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"No you won't, it's a bank holiday, therefore the roads will be extremely busy"

but not inpassable. It's not very far so even if you get stuck in a bit of traffic, it won't be the end of the world.

BTW, stately homes are heaving on Bank Holidays, as people struggle with ideas about where to take the family.
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Nov 29th, 2006, 04:37 AM
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Anna, are you now going to Derbyshire instead of the Lake District over the BH weekend ?

Underhill, I believe the Cavendish at Baslow was formerly the Chatsworth dower house, wasn't it ? I've often been driven past it but never been in.
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Nov 30th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Kate,

No, as I posted on the other thread, we will be spending time in both places, so I'm trying to figure out which place would less crowded over bank holiday.
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