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Introducing Peak District

The Peak District National Park features some of England’s wildest, most beautiful scenery: pretty villages, historic sites, grand houses, fascinating limestone caves and the southernmost hills of the Pennines. Called the Peak not because of the hills, which are quite rounded, but because early British tribe the Picts once lived here, this is one of the country’s best-loved national parks (it’s the busiest in Europe, and the second busiest in the world after Mt Fuji). But don’t be put off by its popularity: escaping the crowds is no problem if you avoid summer weekends, and even then, with a bit of imagination, it’s easy to enjoy this wonderful area in relative peace and solitude.