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Matlock Bath Illuminations 2019

7th September – 27th October 2019

Autumn in the Derbyshire Dales, sees one of the most popular attractions in the Peak District when Matlock Bath lights up with it’s annual Matlock Bath Illuminations Festival.

100,000 visitors visit each year to watch to watch the main attraction, which is a fascinating display of illuminated rowing boats on the Derwent River at night, at Derwent Gardens in Matlock Bath. Fireworks are set off at the end of the night on each Satruday night. There’s an extra display on the Sunday 27th October.

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Chatsworth House: Upcoming Events

Summer and Autumn 2019

When visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District Chatsworth House and Gardens, makes a great day out for all the family.  The house has 30 rooms of history open to the public and  Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground provides a great place to entertain the little ones. There are daily activities at the House, Gardens and Playground, but if you’re looking for a special event at Chatsworth, then we’ve compiled a list of what’s coming throughout the summer months and autumn. Continue reading

Chatsworth House and Gardens

Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

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Monsal Trail

After a £2m restoration scheme, the Monsal Trail an 81/2 mile stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Blackwell Junction near Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years. Continue reading

Cycling

Peak District cycling has routes for all the family. If you haven’t cycled for a long time, then opt for cycle hire in the Peak District on a fun and easy-going route for all ages and abilities. Continue reading

Peveril Castle

The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. 

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