About The Location

One of the many advantages of staying at Toll Barn Cottage is our location, close to the major cities of Sheffield and Manchester as well as many National Trust properties and other exciting places to visit. We are in the Goyt Valley in the Peak District and there are canal walks or bike rides for all abilities in the surrounding area.

On this page we provide links to find out what's on in the area and highlight a few local attractions which we hope you will enjoy during your stay at Toll Barn Cottage.


What's On

High Peak Borough Council

Peak District Tourist Board

Visit Buxton


Places of Interest

Derbyshire Heritage - a comprehensive collection of natural special interest sites to visit in the area


Goyt Valley


The Goyt valley is a great place to go for walks, offering a great variety of scenery from open moorland, wooded hillsides, deep cut streams and the Fernilee and Erwood reservoirs.



Chatsworth House


Situated near Bakewell and owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House has been labelled the 'Palace of the Peak' and features more than 30 rooms, a large library and a magnificent collection of paintings. It also boasts a 105-acre garden and a public park on the banks of the river Derwent.





Based at the heart of the Peak District and blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a wealth of shops, and a thriving arts scene. Coupled with its world-famous spa water, Buxton has plenty to offer any visitor.



The Shady Oak Country Inn


Located just 5 minutes walk from the cottage, the Shady Oak offers a warm welcome and a wide selection of delicious food and drink.



Teggs Nose


Tegg's Nose Country Park is located close to Macclesfield on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It is a popular area for walking and attracts visitors from the local area and beyond who come to the park to enjoy the stunning views of the park and across the Cheshire plain as well as learn more about the history of the area.





Jodrell Bank


Jodrell Bank is home to the world famous Lovell Radio Telescope and the Jodrell Bank Observatory. At the visitor centre you can walk half way around the telescope on the Observational Pathway. You can also enjoy the Jodrell Bank nature experience by visiting the Granada Arboretum. Explore the various trails of the Arboretum's 35 acres with its 2000 species of trees and shrubs.



Little Moreton Hall


Situated on the A38, just outside Congleton, Little Moreton Hall was once the home of the Moreton Family, who were great land owners of the county of Cheshire. The hall dates back to the 15th Century and is a unique piece of architecture due to its age, its construction, its leaning walls and sloping floors. As well as the Hall, Little Moreton Hall also comprises a knot garden, restaurant serving period food and many countryside walks.



Biddulph Grange Gardens


Created around 150 years ago, the extraordinary gardens of Biddulph Grange are a wonder to behold. Designed in the mid 19th century as a series of connecting 'compartments', you can experience styles from across the world within the confines of these gardens, featuring the imitation of the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian Court as well as pinetum, rock-gardens and fernery.



Tatton Park


Tatton Park is one of the North West’s most popular heritage attractions. It is set in 1,000 acres of deer park for you to explore by bike or on foot and featuring the Mansion, gardens, the Old Hall and a rare breeds farm.



Macclesfield Forest


Macclesfield Forest is a excellent place for outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching including the Peak District's largest heronry at Trentabank Reservoir.



Lyme Hall and Park


Known to many people as "Pemberley", the place where the BBC’s adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" was filmed, Lyme Hall and its 1400 acre park has many varied walks and several outbuildings to see. The main house was originally a Tudor house which was transformed by the Venetian architect Leoni into an Italianate palace.



Quarry Bank Mill


Built in 1784 by Samuel Greg to process cotton, the mill is built beside the river Bollin whose water was used to power a giant water wheel. Visitors can tour both the mill and the Apprentice House at Quarry Bank as well as enjoy pleasant walks through the surrounding woodlands.



Concorde at Manchester Airport


Visit the worlds most famous Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester Airport Aviation Viewing Park. On selected dates Concorde is open for public guided tours taking you in the flight deck, the main passenger area and underneath. The Aviation Viewing Park also has other airplanes to visit as well as being located close to the main runway, ideal for experiencing the sight, sounds and smells of the aviation world.



Anson Engine Museum


This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire's many attractions. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country's leading specialist museums. Situated just south of Manchester in the leafy countryside of Higher Poynton, the museum is on the site of the old Anson Colliery. It houses a unique collection of over 200 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order.