One of the largest villages in the Peak District, surrounded on all sides by stunning countryside and history to be found on every corner.

This photograph was taken from Fountain Square, looking up the High Street towards the Church during the Winter of 2006. The scene has changed little over the last hundred or so years. The village has three pubs, all of which serve good food, and a Post Office which doubles up as a General Store with newspapers if you pre-order them.

There is also a village store with tea rooms. One of the Pubs, The George, serves take away fish and chips and Peak Feast, hidden away beyond the Tweedle Dee cottage a little further up the road, sells a range of cakes, pies and other gourmet food together with teas, coffees and hot chocolate.


Well Dressing

The village boasts many interesting sites and traditions one being the annual Well Dressing which takes place right outside the front door of Thimble Cottage and is an event unique to Derbyshire villages.

Each scene is hand created from flower petals which are individually laid onto clay within wooden boards which have been pre-soaked in the local river. Sadly, these masterpieces last just one week from start to finish. On the right, one that villagers made in June 2006, situated in Fountain Square.


Youlgreave & Lathkill Dale Walks

This is one of our favourite walks and you can finish up at Over Haddon (not so far) or Monyash (a whole lot further) where there are great refuelling opportunities. Both destinations can be made into circular walks, details of which are available in each of the Cottages. Alternatively, you can quite easily summon a taxi to return you to the Cottage if you’re ready to get back!


If you’d like to find out more about the beautiful and historic village of Youlgreave, click here and you will find much more information about the area.