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I've always loved going to the Peak District in England, particularly Buxton. The people are friendly, the scenery absolutely stunning, and the cost of the holiday always reasonable. Not only that, but it's a safe, clean country. I always hire a car when I'm over there, as that's very affordable. Online it's pretty simple to get a quote - just enter your starting point and date, and finishing location and date - and browse the cars on offer. I would definitely recommend hiring a car as to be honest, the public transport in the UK is a bit hit and miss in terms of connections, and it's horribly expensive. You will save a lot of stress just hiring a car.
But back to Buxton, what a lovely Peak District town. The opera house is a great place to visit in the evening after a long day out on the hills taking in the fresh air and scenery. The pubs on the market square are a real slice of northern English life (quite exotic for me since I'm from Texas!) and give you an authentic insight into everyday life.
Even if you tire of Buxton, Chatsworth House isn't far away, nor Bakewell or the Hope Valley. There's lots to see and do in and around Buxton.