The market town of Glossop lies in the High Peak, in the county of Derbyshire. East of Manchester and west of Sheffield, it is just outside the Peak District National Park. Glossop lies on the banks of Glossop Brook, which meets the River Etherow. The town once had a thriving cotton industry specialising in calico, remnants of which can be seen in its fine, sandstone architecture. Take a wander from your Peak District holiday cottage in Glossop and you will discover a fiercely independent community, with a variety of unique shops, delis, bars, micro-breweries and restaurants. Many businesses are housed in former mills, chapels and former mill-workers’ homes.

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Couples looking for a romantic holiday in the Peak District find a stay at Rowan Tree Cottage in the conservation village of Old Glossop, Derbyshire, the perfect home base, a charming, stone-built countryside cottage close to scenic walks and the National Park’s many attractions.

For an evening out, head to Hyssop or Decanter by Dowds, or see what’s on at the Partington Theatre. The Crown Inn is one of the town’s most atmospheric places to enjoy a pint of Derbyshire ale. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there is an excellent market with plenty of stalls selling fresh produce from neighbouring farms. Wandering along York Stone pavements, you will pass the distinctive medieval market cross, and the grounds of the former manor house of the Duke of Norfolk. Glossop is home to a wealth of historic landmarks, including Wren Nest Mill, which was built in the early 18th century, and the Town Hall, built in the Italianate style in 1845. A must-see on self-catering holidays in Glossop, Dinting Viaduct towers over the moors just outside the town. Manor Park and Howard Park are both pretty open spaces where picnics can be enjoyed, with far-reaching views across the town and countryside beyond.

On the doorstep of Glossop holiday cottages in Derbyshire, the rugged moorland and vast, open spaces of the Dark Peak are a paradise for walking and wildlife-watching. Incredible views across the region can be enjoyed while exploring Snake Pass, Bleaklow, Kinder Scout, Longdendale Valley and Black Hill.