Things to do Derbyshire

Bakewell Town – Shopping

To the north of Darley Dale is Bakewell. Bakewell is the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary and its attractive courtyards, independent shops, cafés and its location on the River Wye make it a hugely popular destination for tourists to the Peak District. Continue reading

Chatsworth House

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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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

Haddon Hall

This Medieval and Tudor manor house is an absolute gem. Inside, there is a fine example of a medieval kitchen; and an Elizabethan long gallery – the most modern room in the house! Continue reading

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

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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