It is a spa town in the beautiful Peak District one of the loveliest parts of England IMO. And for those coming from Kent and from Scotland I'd guess it is not far off half way from both. The Peak District is surrounded by large cities: Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Bury, Oldham and many more. Popular tourist area with loads of hotels, B and B's etc. And some fabulous drives like the Snakes pass and on through the Hope Valley.