We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to Plug & Feathers that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
There’s a fairytale quality to Bolsover Castle that makes it a firm favourite with anyone looking for a great value day out in the East Midlands. Highlights include the sumptuously painted walls and ceilings of the Little Castle, intricately carved fireplaces and the magnificent indoor Riding School. There is plenty to do for all the family in the Discovery Centre with its fascinating audio-visual displays, and extensive grounds to explore with lots of green space for a family picnic. And with panoramic views over the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover has everything you need for a fun day out in Derbyshire.
Brampton Manor is a 16th century property, originally built by two brothers from 1585 through to 1599 as a manor house, with residential use up until early 1960s where it was then purchased by two local business men to create an exclusive gentleman’s dining and gaming club.
Developed over the years as you know it today, a local family friendly club hosting extensive facilities, operated with the same charm and passion it was built with all those years ago.
Hardwick Old Hall
The re-modelled family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England, stands beside Hardwick New Hall which she had built later in the 1590s. Though the Old Hall is now roofless, visitors can still ascend four floors to view surviving decorative plasterwork, as well as the kitchen and service rooms with our audio tour. An exhibition in the West Lodge describes Bess’ adventures in architecture, and how she transformed her birthplace from a medieval manor house into a luxurious Elizabethan mansion. Combined with a trip to the New Hall, it is a memorable day out in Derbyshire.
Junction 29 Truckstop
Make the most of your rest break on the M1...
Truckstop of the Year 2010 and 2013
A great place to break up your journey north or south on the M1
Located just 1 mile from M1 Junction 29, Chesterfield
Overnight parking with great facilities
NEW Truckwash with 3-brush rollover system, hot pressure wash and wash attendants
Secure parking for up to 100 vehicles
Open for parking and fuel 24/7 throughout the year
Full security system
7 High-Speed Diesel Pumps, 2 Gas Oil Pumps and 4 AdBlue Pumps
1 Slow-Speed Diesel Van Pump
Daytime / overnight / weekend parking
Junction 29 has everything for Truck Drivers - and we're open to the public too!
Pear Tree Farm Barn
Rowthorne Village is an ideal location for that relaxing care-free break at anytime of the year. The village is only a 5 minute drive from junction 29 of the M1 yet it is almost in another world, set in the heart of beautiful Derbyshire countryside. There are ten houses scattered throughout the village with two working farms, both arable and live stock.