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Darwin Forest Country Park

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  • The lodge setting
  • The Glade setting
  • The Glade setting
  • The Glade setting
  • The Glade setting
  • Evolution health and fitness
  • Relax in the jacuzzi
  • Foresters bar/restaurant
  • Forester Bar and restaurant
  • Enjoy a meal at Foresters
  • Trim Track
  • Mini golf
  • Children’s play area
  • Archery
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 3
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 4
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 4
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 4
  • Haddon Classic Vogue 4
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1
  • Horizon Spa
  • Horizon Spa
  • Horizon Spa
  • Horizon Spa
  • Skyline Spa
  • Skyline Spa
  • Skyline Spa
  • Skyline Spa
  • New England Spa
  • New England Spa
  • New England Spa
  • New England Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF
  • Glade Exclusive 1 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 1 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 1 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 1 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 3 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 3 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 3 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 3 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 4 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 4 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 4 Spa
  • Glade Exclusive 4 Spa
  • The Coppice 1 Spa
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • The Coppice 2 Spa
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • For illustrative purposes only, interiors may vary
  • The Coppice 3 Spa
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2
  • Typical Haddon Classic 2
  • Chatsworth Elite 4
  • Chatsworth Elite 4
  • Chatsworth Elite 4
  • Chatsworth Elite 4
  • Chatsworth Elite 2
  • Chatsworth Elite 2
  • Chatsworth Elite 2
  • Chatsworth Elite 2
  • Chatsworth Elite 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 3
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa
  • Typical Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
  • Haddon Classic 4 Spa
  • Haddon Classic 4 Spa
  • Woodlands Spa
  • Woodlands Spa
  • Woodlands Spa
  • Woodlands Spa
  • Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Typical Haddon Classic 3 WF
  • Chatsworth Elite 4 Spa
  • Chatsworth Elite 4 Spa
Date
Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2
For

Darwin Forest in the heart of the Peak District is one of our most popular lodge parks and has won several awards including the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and the Hoseasons "Best in Britain 2009".  The site has an excellent range of facilities and an enviable setting between Matlock and Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales. Local attractions include the beautiful and historic Chatsworth House and the stunning Peak District National Park.

At the heart of the site the amazing Evolution Leisure Centre is sure to impress and has a large indoor swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room and sauna as well as massage and beauty therapy facilities. Other facilities include the children's adventure playground, games room and amusements.

Your fully insulated pine lodge is warm and snug in winter cool in the heat of summer and discreetly positioned within the beautiful woodland setting. There are many types of lodge to choose from including the cosy Hideaway lodge which is perfect for couples and has one double bedroom. The Elvaston is a spacious one bedroom lodge with a sauna and dishwasher. The Peveril Lodge is outstanding and perfect for families with three bedrooms, and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher and washing machine.

Park Facilities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Evolution health and fitness leisure centre
  • Spa *
  • steam room *
  • sauna * (over 16s)
  • Gym * (over 16s)
  • Massage and beauty treatments *
  • Foresters Bar and Restaurant Explorers Café
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Trim Trak
  • Cycle hire *
  • Mini golf *
  • Fencing *
  • Archery *
  • Pool table *
  • Tennis court *
  • Little Monkeys Indoor Play Centre *
  • Childrens playground
  • Snorkelling and Sea
  • Scooters *
  • Waterwalkerz *
  • Body Zorbs *
  • Orienteering course *
  • Woodland walks
  • DVD hire *
  • Parking for two cars next to lodge †
  • Shop, launderette * †
  • Two spaces is subject to size of the vehicles
  • †† Age restrictions may apply to activities
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
Accommodation features
  • Choose from either traditional or more contemporary lodges with one, two, three and four bedrooms, with quality furnishings. Ideal for short breaks and holidays throughout the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub (in Spa lodges only)
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Verandah with garden furniture
  • Double glazed
  • Electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs £12pw and £9 per short break each
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • Pets £45pw and £30 per short break each (max 2)
  • (1 large or 2 small breeds only) (in specific lodges only)
  • Complimentary Rituals® toiletries
  • All non smoking accommodation

Details and Offers

To make your holiday extra special, indulge yourself with a choice of two beauty or two massage treatments plus chocolates and Champagne – £85 per pack and must be ordered and paid for prior to arrival.

Accommodation at Darwin Forest Country Park

Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa

Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.
Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa

Luxurious contemporary styled lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa

Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and one twin with flat screen TV and ensuite bath with overhead shower. Fridge and freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
8

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
2

Glade Exclusive 1 Spa

New in 2017. Sumptuous romantic woodland lodge perfect for romantic breaks and special occasions at any time of the year. Spacious master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV. Double doors into luxurious ensuite with freestanding bath, integrated TV, separate shower and two person sauna. Fully equipped kitchen finished to exacting standards including dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler. Spacious cosy lounge with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console and French doors leading onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.
Sleeps
4

Glade Exclusive 2 Spa

New in 2017. Executive woodland lodge ideal for couples and small families. Master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV and luxurious ensuite, accessed through the dressing area, with freestanding bath, integrated TV and separate shower. One twin with Smart TV and ensuite with large shower and walk in wardrobe/dressing area. Stylish central open plan living space with high quality kitchen complete with feature island, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler and spacious lounge area with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console. French doors leading onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.
Sleeps
6

Glade Exclusive 3 Spa

New in 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with contemporary design features ideal for families and groups of friends. Master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV and luxurious ensuite with freestanding bath, integrated TV and separate shower and two twin, both with Smart TV and ensuite shower. Spacious and stylish living space with high quality kitchen complete with feature island, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler. Large lounge with impressive vaulted ceiling providing a superb social space and featuring Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console and French doors opening onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.
Sleeps
8

Glade Exclusive 4 Spa

New in 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with unique design features ideal for families and groups of friends. Two king size doubles, each with Smart TV and ensuite bathroom and shower room with integrated TV and two twin, both with Smart TV. Large shower room. Exceptionally designed central living space including feature vaulted ceiling, high quality kitchen complete with dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler and large lounge with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity. Separate games room perfect for ‘chilling out’ with snug-style corner sofa, large TV, PlayStation 4 games console and pool table. French doors open out from the lounge and the games room onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.
Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa

Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Outdoor hot tub.
Sleeps
6

Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa

Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
8

Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa

Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub.
Sleeps
4

Horizon Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV, luxury ensuite shower and his and hers sinks and one twin with flat screen TV and a luxury ensuite with freestanding bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer, washing machine and wine cooler. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with four chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
6

New England Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with ensuite shower and flat screen TV and two twin, both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and seperate shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire. Dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
6

Skyline Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and washing machine. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden funriture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Sleeps
2

The Coppice 1 Spa

The Coppice 1 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Modern lodge featuring a spacious master bedroom with king size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and use of bathrobes. Quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. Stylish open plan living and dining area with a Smart TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.
Sleeps
4

The Coppice 2 Spa

The Coppice 2 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Modern two bedroom lodge with master bedroom with king size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite shower room with use of bathrobes and one twin with flatscreen TV. Family bathroom featuring bath and separate shower. Quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. Stylish open plan living and dining area with a with a formal dining table, Smart TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.
Sleeps
6

The Coppice 3 Spa

The Coppice 3 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Modern three bedroom lodge featuring a master bedroom with king size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite shower with use of bathrobes, and two twins both with a flatscreen TV. Family bathroom including bath with overhead shower. Quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. Stylish open plan living and dining area with a formal dining table, large Smart TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.
Sleeps
8

Woodland Spa

Superbly appointed single storey stone cottage with two king size doubles, one with TV and two twin. Two luxurious and spacious bathrooms both with bath and separate shower cubicle. Kitchen including dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Garden with sun terrace. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Darwin Forest Country Park Reviews

jan Watson and Dean Tye
We just god back and had the best time ever. When we could drag ourselves away from our lodge the health club was wonderful. I had a massage in the spa which was very reasonably priced and totally relaxing. Top notch all round.
Lisa Perkins
Just got back totally relaxed from Darwin Forest Park, the place was beautiful. The log cabin was immaculate. Plenty to do on or off site. Brilliant for all age groups. Well worth a drive to Bakewell and Buxton.
John & Lisa
Just back from a week in a lodge (Derbyshire). Weather was awful BUT we had a great time. Took the dog. Staff very helpful, lodge spotless, site spotless, on site facilities great and very dog friendly. Would definitely go again.
Charles, Poole
Date of stay: 16th June 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3
An excellent choice, would definitely go again.
Rebecca
Date of stay: 11th June 2018
Accommodation type: Skyline Spa
Lodge was fantastic and well equipped
Catherine, Wakefield
Date of stay: 1st June 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
Lovely lodge, with good facilities (although could use a decent knife and tin opener!) hot tub great addition and pretty secluded. Rituals toiletries were a nice addition
Elizabeth, St Neits
Date of stay: 1st June 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2
Fantastic holiday
Laura, Hampshire
Date of stay: 28th May 2018
Accommodation type: Horizon Spa
Very well equipped home from home lodge. Hot tub was definitely worth it!
Janet, Ruthin
Date of stay: 25th May 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic 3
Great lodge with all facilities
Susan, Lichfield
Date of stay: 25th May 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2
Very comfortable
Laura, Hertford
Date of stay: 21st May 2018
Accommodation type: Horizon Spa
As already mentioned above

High quality lodge in a peaceful setting and access to all the amenities needed and surrounding areas
Lynne, West Yorks
Date of stay: 18th May 2018
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2
Very spacious, clean lodge, good furnishings and garden furniture.
Pamela
A lovely place to relax
Adam
What can I say, beautiful cabin, spotlessly clean everywhere, naturally helpful and engaged staff, my 3 year old loved the swimming pool, we spent nearly two hours there every day and then nipped over to the pub for a pot swim drink, chatted with the staff who couldn’t have been more welcoming. The food at the pub was lovely, and sitting in the conservatory for date night was a real treat. Trips to Matlock Bath and Chatsworth were easy and enjoyable. The woodland setting and overall facilities really lived up to our expectations and more. We had a fantastic holiday despite awful weather. We will be back soon!
Matthew
Really enjoyed ourselves, kids loved going out on bikes, maybe a bit of work on the forest trails to make them more accessible in wetter weather? Swimming pool was fab and we used it every day. Shop was reasonably priced even though it had a captive audience and staff were friendly, my two boys(6and 9) were sent regularly and always cam back with the goods! Maybe the sports field needs turning into an all weather surface, sadly we couldn’t do any football or cricket as planned because of the wetness, this would have been a useful pastime. All in all good. Enjoyed popping into Matlock, River Cafe was amazing. Good holiday and would definitely return.
Eileen
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would recommend it to our friends, also welook forward to our next visit
Barbara
Our first visit and enjoyed the surroundings and the lodges we not crowded so it was very peaceful.
Gary
excellent place very well maintained cabins are superb will be back later this year well done everybody
James
The only downside for me was the pub did not have sky sports, for the money you pay I would of expected it to have had it. However the lodge/site was fantastic and we are booking again for next year
Simon
Great location, shame you can’t guarantee the weather!
Emma
Lovely place to go for a relaxing break brilliant for all, staff were extremely friendly and helpful will be going back again.
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Fun Days Out near Landal Darwin Forest

Gullivers Kingdom - about 3 Miles
This is a top class theme park with plenty to do for the whole family.  From thrilling rides to more gentle activities for the little ones this place is ideal.  The best thing is that 50% of their attractions are under cover so the British weather needn't spoil the fun.
Heights of Abraham - about 3 Miles
This unique attraction combines an array of activities.  If you have a look on their website there are some good video clips which give an even better idea of what this attraction is all about.  Some of the highlights include the Cable Car system which is actually Britain's first alpine style cable car system.  You are transported from the valley floor right up above where you can enjoy superb Dewent Valley Views.  You can also stroll around 60 acres of wooded hillside on foot to see an array of birds and wildlife.
Gulliver's Kingdome - about 3 Miles
Gulliver's Kingdome is a family friendly theme park offering many attractions for children of all ages. The site is rather unique and features a huge array of rides including log flumes, roller coasters and pirate ships. For the little ones there are rides such as the veteran cars and the balloon wheel and Diego and Dora the Explorer are on hand to make sure they are having a great time. Between the 21st and 31st of October the park becomes a spooky Halloween spectacular with a range of shows and fireworks to enjoy. Standard prices are £12.00 for adults and children over 90cm. Group booking discounts are available.
The Peak District National Park is the ideal place to relax and explore.  The stunning scenery will take your breath away and there is the opportunity to take part in ranger led guides and events.  These are ideal if you are new to the area or only staying a short time and want to see the best sights and walks.