The Rutland Arms Hotel can lay claim to a unique connection with one of the worlds most beloved authors, Jane Austen. Local legend has it that she stayed in one of the rooms whilst writing her most famous text, Pride and Prejudice.
If the history of the area is something that attracts you then the unique setting of the Rutland Arms, nestled comfortably in the Peak District, will certainly make your holiday one to remember. The Peak District lays claim to containing evidence that demonstrates how it has been settled from the very earliest periods of human activity.
The Peak District is full of historical sites and locations for you to visit while staying at the Rutland Arms. From Mesolithic artefacts and caves that were once lived in by our ancestors through to Iron Age hill forts and stone circles, all of them can be found dotted across the region.
The spa towns in the Peak District such as Matlock and Buxton were popularised during the Victorian era, and Bakewell itself is also a site of a long on intriguing history, the five arch bridge over the River Wye can be dated right back to the 13th century. Chatsworth House is also a must visit destination; as the current seat of the Dukes of Devonshire it is one of Great Britain's most famous stately homes.