A tourist honeypot is a place, which attracts large numbers of tourists. They usually contain attractive scenery or historic/culturally significant buildings. These areas are so called because tourists flock to these places like 'bees around honey'
4. Most money comes from the Government, some from local authorities
5. People attracted by large stately homes limestone caves, stalactites & stalagmites, hiking, climbing etc.
6. First National park in UK – set up
Where is the Peak District? http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/topics/castleton.htm l
Why is the Peak District so popular? Very accessible via road and public transport. Good access from motorways: M62, M1 It is located at the heart of several large conurbanations. Within two hours drive of major populated areas e.g. Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield Half of the population of England live within 60 miles of the Peak Park.
Physical Attractions of the Peak District. Attractive landscape (Mam Tor), geological features e.g. caves and caverns (Blue John, Treak Cliff), Woodland areas. Visitors therefore walk, cave, cycle in area.
Human Attractions of the Peak District. Pubs (the Castle), café’s (Three Roofs), hotels & Youth Hostels, gift shops (Blue John Gift Shop), Historic buildings (Chatsworth, Peveril Castle), local villages (Castleton)
Activities to do in the Peak District. Walking, Cycling, Caving, Climbing, Abseiling, Visiting villages, Sightseeing, Hand gliding, Watersports, Bird Watching
Can you identify the attractions in Castleton from the map extract below?