Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, recently visited Renishaw Hall to shine a spotlight on the area’s tourism industry.
The visit was arranged to mark this year’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April 2019).
Lee joined Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire managed director Jo Dilley to take a tour of Renishaw Hall and its award-winning Italianate gardens, before enjoying locally-sourced refreshments in the hall’s cafe.
Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week is a national campaign which helps to raise the profile of the tourism sector and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England.
The varied visitor offering in North East Derbyshire, and the valuable contribution it makes to the local economy, was celebrated during Mr Rowley’s visit.
It also helped to highlight one of the many great reasons to visit the area.
Tourism’s value across the Peak District and Derbyshire was worth over £2 billion to the local economy in 2017, with more than 40 million visitors travelling to the area in this period.
Lee said: “It was great to visit Renishaw Hall and see another side of what North East Derbyshire has to offer both local residents and visitors.
“Renishaw Hall and the Sitwell family are hugely important in the history of our area and it was fascinating to find out more about the hall and the family along with seeing all the wonderful gardens. Go and visit!”
Jo added: “English Tourism Week is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the many hidden gems that the Peak District and Derbyshire has to offer.
“Whether it’s exploring the area’s cultural offering at attractions such as Renishaw Hall, admiring beautiful countryside or learning about the area’s interesting towns and villages, there is so much to see and do.”
To coincide with English Tourism Week 2019, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire unveiled an Ultimate Peak District & Derbyshire Bucket List.