There are so many interesting places to visit throughout Derbyshire, from the great stately homes full of history, to the fun family days out. For the more energetic there is cycling and water sports. We have numerous brochures to help you plan your days out.
Chatsworth House is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house and gardens are open to the public from mid March until late December.
Chatsworth is known as one of the Wonders of the Peak and has been the setting of many films including Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess.
There is an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Please do ask us for details.
Bakewell is one of the oldest Market Towns in Derbyshire. The first recorded fair was held in 1254 and popular markets are still held every Monday. This consists of the main general market in the town centre and a livestock market in the Agricultural Centre.
Bakewell has a full range of shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants for you to enjoy.
There are annual well dressings and a Carnival held in late June.
Bakewell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows with nearly 200 years of history. It has emerged from being a purely agricultural show to a diverse event with something for everybody.
Journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on this preserved railway. Open to the public throughout the year. See our events page for specialised weekends.
A stunning English Tudor House near Bakewell that dates back to the 12th century. Open from 28th March - end of October
The worlds first successful water powered cotton spinning mill.
Great for a family day out.
A great day out for adults and children alike/Offering many water activities, cycle hire, lovely walks and a visitors centre which is most certainly worth a visit and includes a restaurant and café as well as gift shops and an educational exhibition. There is a picnic area situated close to a very well equipped play area.
Heights of Abraham
Is a major tourist attraction in Matlock Bath. It consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill accessed by a Gondola cable car from the village. Amongst the attractions in the park which has been opened since Victorian times are caverns and mine tours.
Crich Tramway Museum
Situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world of a bygone age. Vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets past historic buildings and out into the breathtaking views of the Derwent Valley.
Set in the beautiful village of Tissington and well worth a visit. Though the hall is only open 28 days of the year the village itself does have a lot to offer. The Norman church (visited by Joanna Lumley in her recent documentary on Noah’s Ark). The quirky gift shop in the village is a delight. There are other craft businesses and a café on offer as well as some stunning walks and scenery to explore.
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