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UK Holiday Guide - Derbyshire and the Peak District

Holiday guide to accommodation and attractions in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Derbyshire's bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers, offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs that date back from time immemorial. Many visitors to Derbyshire and the Peak District come not only to enjoy the varied and beautiful landscape, but also to experience a blend of heritage, history and family attractions hard to find elsewhere. In Derbyshire and the Peak District you find large country houses, like Chatsworth, Kedleston and Haddon, towns and villages associated with famous people or rare minerals, and crystal clear rivers and streams running through its valleys and dales.

Derbyshire and the Peak District caters for nearly every kind of sport, from rock climbing and pot holing to fly fishing and canoeing on waters surrounded by beautiful scenery. Derbyshire today is perhaps best known for the Peak District National Park, the first to be designated in Britain, in 1951, in recognition of its outstanding and largely unspoilt scenery.

Some of the main attractions of the county include

Arkwrights Cromford Mill
Belper North Mill
Blue John Craft Shop and Museum
Bolsover Castle
Calke Abbey
Carsington Water
Cauldwells Mill
Chestnut Centre
Chatsworth House
Conkers,National Forest Visitors Centre
Creswell Crags
Crich Tramway Museum
Denby Pottery Visitors Centre
Derby Industrial Museum
Eyam Hall
Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Bath
Haddon Hall
Hardwick Hall
Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath
Kedleston Hall
Melbourne Hall
Midland Railway Centre
The Old House Museum Bakewell
Peak District Mining Museum
Peveril Castle
Pickford House Museum at Derby
Poole Cavern at Buxton
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Royal Crown Derby Museum/a>
Speedwell Cavern at Castleton
Sudbury Hall
Tissington Hall and Gardens
Treak Cliffe Cavern

Useful links for Derbyshire and the Peak District

Holiday Accommodation in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Guide to Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park

Peak District Activities and Attractions

Derbyshire and the Peak District Attractions

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