Alton Station is on the outskirts of the village of Alton, home to the world-famous Alton Towers Resort.
The disused Churnet Valley railway track is now a popular cycling route and there are a number of good walks through the surrounding villages. In the next door village is Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe, an award-winning farm shop with extensive local produce, gift shop and cafe facilities.
Within a 20 minute drive is the market town of Ashbourne, southern gateway to the Peak District and close to the renowned beauty spot of Dovedale with its famed stepping stones.
The late 17th century Sudbury Hall, key location for the BBC's Pride and Prejudice and which also houses a Museum of Childhood, is full of delights to interest all ages. Admire the rich collections of pottery in the Wedgwood Museum and have a go at throwing your own pot at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
A ride on the steam trains of the Churnet Valley Railway, based in nearby Froghall, and the Foxfield Railway, in Blythe Bridge, is a fun way to explore in style.
One of the joys of holidays can be sampling local food and drink. Champion of local suppliers, Big Barn, spotlights farm shops, butchers, breweries, markets and more across the UK in their interactive map. To source produce from the local area, visit their website, bigbarn.co.uk.
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