2021 Buxton Military Tattoo
Loved by families, residents and visitors alike, the Buxton Military Tattoo has played to sold-out audiences since 2010, raising thousands of pounds for ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity. Returning in 2021, the Buxton Military Tattoo will once again be bringing together some of the UK’s finest military bands for a spectacular performance inside the magnificent Devonshire Dome, showcasing the best of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. 2021’s show will be a wonderful celebration of the centenary of The Royal British Legion. This special weekend features a day touring the Peak District as well as en-route stops at the National Memorial Arboretum.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head north stopping for a visit to the magnificent National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance, which comprises 150 acres of 25,000 trees and a large collection of nearly 400 memorials. It is home to the iconic Armed Forces Memorial which remembers those who have given their lives since the end of WWII. A road train usually operates at the NMA for a tour of the site (subject to availability with small charge payable direct on the day). Continue to your hotel south of Sheffield to arrive in time to freshen up for dinner. 3 nights DBB
Day 2 - This morning head through the Peak District National Park to lovely Buxton where you have the morning at leisure to explore. Set in the rolling hills of Derbyshire, Buxton’s fortunes were built on its natural water springs which attracted health tourists at the turn of the century. Today, visitors can enjoy the flamboyant Regency architecture, Georgian terraces and manicured parks. Saturday is market day adding colour to the grey limestone marketplace. Then it is time to take your seats for the matiness performance of the Military Tattoo. The setting is the breath-taking Devonshire Dome, a magnificent 18th century stable block, originally built to house horses and servants, and is the perfect venue to experience the close-up action of the bands whilst being protected from the vagaries of the British weather! Head back to the hotel after the performance.
Day 3 – Enjoy a relaxed scenic drive today through the High Peak District, a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and cavern. Make a stop in Castleton, one of the most beautifully situated villages in the White Peak. Lying in the lee of mysterious Mam Tor, locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain', as you approach the village from Hope Valley, you'll appreciate the fabulous views created by its location on the cusp of the Peak District's breath-taking limestone and gritstone landscapes. Head up to the tranquil Ladybower Reservoir, the large Y-shaped reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, at the heart of the Peak District National Park. Work began on the reservoir in 1935 and during construction, the villages of Derwent and Ashopton were flooded. It was officially opened by King George VI on 24th September 1945. Then (weather permitting) it’s over the dramatic Snake Pass, one of the ‘best drives in England’ at 510m above sea level, engineered by Thomas Telford and opened in 1821. Onward via the handsome market town of Glossop to your last stop, the excellent Sheffield Botanical Garden, a restoration project funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund's Urban Parks Programme and completed in 2005. A central feature of the Gardens are the sweeping lawns with mature trees which create a setting for the restored linear glass Pavilions. The splendid Gatehouse entrance arch and tearooms are complemented by formal Victorian bedding displays. Owned by the Sheffield Town Trust, the Trust ensures free public access.Day 4 - After breakfast depart for the journey home, making a stop en-route in ever popular Stratford-Upon-Avon, the town synonymous with William Shakespeare with more than 800 years of history. Head back to interchange to arrive home early to mid-evening. Back to top
DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park
Located in a quiet, leafy suburb to the south of Sheffield off the A61 road, this modern, low-rise 4* hotel is just a few miles from Peak District National Park and the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Each guest room offers an LCD TV, work desk, laptop safe, mini refrigerator and tea / coffee making facilities as well as air conditioning and complimentary WiFi. Amenities include a refined restaurant and a chic bar as well as an indoor pool and a fitness centre. There is a lift to all floors. Singles are double / twin rooms for sole occupancy.