There was just too much to say about this lovely place! I visit about once a year and love it.
The Peak District in the heart of England, ticks all my boxes!
It was Britain's first National Park, and being near the large industrial cities of Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, it has always been a playground for workers wishing to escape the grime and soot of factories and mills. Today it is a haven for walkers, climbers and cyclists. For the less energetic (like me) it has some of the most stunning stately homes, the most picturesque small villages and the most interesting traditions that can be found anywhere in England.
Stately Homes: Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall (backdrop to many Hollywood movies).
Historic Sites: Eyam the village that cut itself off to avoid contaminating others when the plague struck during the 17th Century. Cromford, site of the very first manufactory - a World Heritage site.
Customs and Traditions: Well Dressing takes place every year certain villages. Large pictures, made entirely of petals are created by the people of the village. These then decorate the wells. the local priest will process through the village to bless each well in turn.