County of Derbyshire, Derbyshire, England
Kedleston Hall, Derby
Eyam Hall, Hope Valley
County of Derbyshire
Take a breath of fresh air by visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District in the heart of England’s green and pleasant land.
Escape the crowds and relax as you discover picture-postcard villages nestling amongst the rugged peaks and rolling countryside rich with woodland and neatly jigsawed together with Derbyshire dry-stone walls.
Heritage houses are around every corner. Chatsworth is the
‘Palace of the Peak’ housing an outstanding collection of fine art displayed in a variety of richly furnished rooms overlooking breathtaking gardens. A new Adventure Playground created in the Farmyard easily occupies the younger visitor’s needs, and for food connoisseurs, the award winning Farm Shop is a culinary delight.
Neighbouring homes include such treasures as romantic medieval Haddon Hall with its sweetly scented rose garden, Elizabethan elegance at Hardwick Hall, and Eyam Hall, home to the Wright family for 300 years.
Towns bustling with lively market day activities are a great contrast. Chesterfield with its famous crooked spire, Ashbourne great for gingerbread, Bakewell proud of its puddings and Buxton flush with natural water springs, all heave with character as well as bargains!
Derby’s city scene offers a great shopping experience and is the proud home to fine porcelain producer, Royal Crown Derby.
Outdoor adventures are bountiful as Derbyshire’s terrain is ideal for climbing, caving, cycling and hiking to name but a few.
If driving is more your style, take a cruise down the National Heritage Corridor® and discover England’s original factories and the part Derbyshire played in the Industrial Revolution. Trundle along by tram at Crich, soar the skies by cable car at the Heights of Abraham, or sink underground to the Castleton caves – whatever your preference, Derbyshire and the Peak District has got the answer!
Quaint traditional customs are alive from May to September throughout all the towns and villages when the art of Well Dressing flourishes. Intricate artistic displays created from petals, bark, leaves and seeds offer thanks for the country’s rich blessing of fresh water supplies.
Making your way to Derbyshire and the Peak District is simple
as London is just 1 hour 40 minutes away by train (2 hours by car) and the main gateway airports of Birminham, East Midlands and Manchester offer doorstep services.
All of Derbyshire's Tourist Information Centres can be found within this website under Tourist Information - http://www.heritagebritain.com/touristinfo.html
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