Derbyshire Travel Guide

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Derbyshire Highlights

  • Pro
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     Scenery, Location, Accessability 

  • Con
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     Some towns/ villages can get congested at weekends 

  • In a nutshell
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     Relaxing place to spend some time. 

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Bakewell

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77,228,11

Derby

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103,197,43

Buxton

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84,189,22

Peak District National Park

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160,222,0

Matlock

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48,311,17

Eyam

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47,99,0

Castleton

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20,38,1

Chesterfield

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45,128,19

Ashbourne

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13,33,15

New Mills

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25,41,0

Cromford

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35,66,0

Edensor

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28,30,0

Youlgreave

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10,47,0

Glossop

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3,19,3

Bakewell

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  • PUDDING OR TART?

    Bakewell Restaurants

    Bakewell puddings were originally made by accident. Instead of making a strawberry tart the cook of the White Horse poured the egg mixture onto the pastry instead of mixing it into the pastry. The customer thought it was delicious and the Bakewell pudding was born.This shop dates back to the 17th century. It was originally a candle shop but the...

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  • Hassop Hall Hotel

    Bakewell Hotels

    Hassop, Bakewell, DE45 1NS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • All Saints church

    Bakewell Things to Do

    Many, many English churches are very ancient indeed, and All Saints is no exception.In fact, it is older than many because it dates largely from the 1200s, although there are traces o fits earlier 1000s (Norman) building as well, as well as changes made during the 1300s...including the spire. The original spire had to be replaced in 1840 because it...

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Derby

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  • Derby Arboretum: First Britain's Public...

    Derby Things to Do

    Quietly resting westwards from Derby Railway Station, in a not very appealing depressed neighbourhood after the enormous and ugly facilities of Derby Hospital you find at last this historically important point of Britain's History: it's first Public Park.Once a private garden owned by former Mayor of Derby Joseph Strutt, it was refurbised and...

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  • Jurys Inn Derby

    Derby Hotels

    The Jury's Inn opened in June, 2009. It's bright and clean and the rooms have coffee makers, flat...

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  • Pickford's House: Top English Georgian

    Derby Things to Do

    41 Friar Gate. This one's the direction of one of the finest Georgian houses you'll be able to see at Britain -very few of these can be seen yet at its best-. Adquired by Derby City Council in 1982, it was restored and reburbished as it might have been when prominent architect Joseph Pickford buit it in 1769 for his family and as a...

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Buxton

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  • DELICIOUS

    Buxton Restaurants

    Whilst in Buxton at a long weekend VT meet with Gilly, Hayley, Jane, Dave, Christine, Katherine, Ricky and Sheila I decided to pay a visit to Leek. I had to wait an hour for the bus so I went to Costa for breakfast. The staff were friendly as they usually are in small towns and I had a latte with a lemon and poppyseed muffin….delicious, this set me...

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  • Crewe and Harpur Arms

    Buxton Hotels

    Market Square, Longnor, Buxton, SK17 0NS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pavilion Gardens - Don Redfern Memorial...

    Buxton Things to Do

    This Band Stand is named in honour of this 'Conductor, player and promoter of Brass Bands' one Don Redfern (1927-1991)It was opened on September 7th 1997 by the then Mayor of High Peak, Marion Williams.Two bronze plaques on the stand commemorate the occasion and the name of the band stand.Concerts are held through the summer - check the website...

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Peak District National Park

  • English Countryside Boat Trip

    Peak District National Park Things to Do

    I had a lovely weekend drifting through the English countryside on a canal boat, Rakiraki. It was a bit different to the usual weekend out in the Peaks because I saw a side to the coutryside that you don't normally get to see, being on the canals and moving at a slow pace takes you back to a time before we moved everywhere at 100 miles an hour. I...

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  • London to Peak District by Car

    Peak District National Park Transportation

    If you intend to travel around the park, the easiest way to accomplish it is by car, as the public transport network is sketchy, especially on weekends. However, driving to and in the park is easy. We drove from London, following M25 first, then onto M1 and then M6. More generally, coming from either north or the south, you could use either M1 or...

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  • Restaurant Food at Cafe Prices

    Peak District National Park Restaurants

    Another TripAdvisor find, this really is one of Buxton's - and the Peak District's - gems. Nestled into the side of a busy flower shop, this is one café that's not blessed with an abundance of seating - and what that means is that when it's busy, some people are going to miss out (or have to resort to a take away). Fortunately, there are a couple...

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Matlock

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  • Cable car to the Heights of Abraham

    Matlock Things to Do

    Walk down the path that follows the train line in Matlock Bath and soon you will come across the entrance to the cable car that will whisk you to the top of the Heights of Abraham. Once you pay at the booth (an extortionate £27 for two adults), you can board the cable car and the ride only takes a few minutes, stopping halfway up so you can take...

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  • East Lodge Country House Hotel

    Matlock Hotels

    Matlock Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EF, United King

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Matlock Bath War Memorial

    Matlock Things to Do

    The war memorial on Matlock Bath's promenade was unveiled on the 21st May 1921 to remember those lives lost during the First World War. The names of local soldiers who were killed in action in both World Wars are listed on the memorial. The memorial features a statue of a soldier and a sailor and is inscribed with the phrase: 'He lives in fame that...

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Eyam

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  • DELICIOUS

    Eyam Restaurants

    The Miners Arms is the only pub in the village of Eyam. This Inn was built in 1630, before the plague that made the village infamous, and was originally called the Kings Head. It changed its name to the Miners Arms after local Mine owners started to hold their meetings here.It is not a very big pub but whilst I was there it was quite busy with...

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  • Eyam Hall

    Eyam Things to Do

    Eyam Hall was lived in by the Wright family for over 300 years. In 1992 this beautiful home was opened to the public.You have to purchase a ticket to gain entrance to the house and gardens. The prices as of writing this (April 2013) are:£7.50 Adults£6.50 Concessions£4 Children£20 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children)Eyam Hall is not open...

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  • Eyam Museum

    Eyam Things to Do

    Eyam museum costs £2.50 for adults and £2 for children and OAP's to gain entrance. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is also available for £7.50.This museum is very interesting and I learnt so much about the plague that devistated Eyam in 1665/6.The museum starts explaining how the plague came to England (London) via the fleas that lived...

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Castleton

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  • English pub - with food and...

    Castleton Restaurants

    One of those all too rare warm sunny evenings, and I'd finished work early- so drove out to Castleton. After a bit of exploring, I ended up at this hostelery.Tempted by outside seating, I ordered a fruit juice and bag of nuts, and settled down at one of the vacant benches.Outside, the hanging basket flower displays was quite impressive.Inside, the...

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  • Duke Of Wellington Inn

    Castleton Hotels

    West Lane, Castleton, YO21 2LY, gb

  • Peveril Castle

    Castleton Things to Do

    Built in 1176, this Norman castle is located on top of what is locally known as the "Devil's Arse". Being a very old castle, only the north wall and the keep have been restored. You need to climb up the hill and you will get excellent views across the valley.William Peverel is recorded as the Kepper of the castle. Sir Walter Scoot wrote the novel...

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Chesterfield

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  • CHESTERFIELD MARKET HALL

    Chesterfield Things to Do

    The market hall in Chesterfield was built in 1857 by the Chesterfield market company. It was bought by the Chesterfield corporation in 1872 for £11,500.Dancing classes and penny readings (for a penny you could hear a person read from a novel or a newspaper. This was very popular at the time as very few people could read or write) were held here....

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  • Premier Inn Chesterfield West

    Chesterfield Hotels

    Baslow Road, Eastmoor, Chesterfield, S42 7DA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • CHESTERFIELD MARKET PLACE

    Chesterfield Things to Do

    There is said to have been a market here before a market charter was granted by King John in 1204. The market place was threatened with closure in the 1960’s and 70’s due to redevelopment. Locals refused to support the development and plans for it were scrapped. The market is the largest open air market in Britain with over 250 stalls.The market...

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Ashbourne

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  • Visit Arbor Low

    Ashbourne Things to Do

    The Peak District is stuffed with prehistoric monuments, and the best henge monument in northern England is only a few miles from Ashbourne, just off the Buxton road (A515).Arbor Low dates from around 2500BC and is 67m in diameter. Its 46 large stones and 13 smaller ones are surrounded by a 2m high bank and ditch. It's not known whether the stones...

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  • The Beresford Arms Hotel

    Ashbourne Hotels

    Station Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Georgian architecture

    Ashbourne Things to Do

    Most of Ashbourne is Georgian (1750 - 1811) or Victorian (1837 - 1920). I'm not much into those particular eras, but many people appreciate their architectural styles.Ashbourne is said to have the 'finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire': Church Street (a 1 in 7 hill as it winds out of the town).So if you like this type of architecture...

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New Mills

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  • The Fire Festival

    New Mills Local Customs

    In late September, New Mills has a fortnight long festival, the imaginitively titled "New Mills Festival". The main aim of this is to involve schoolkids in craft activities and make them aware of their locality, however it culminates in the Fire Festival and Lantern Parade, which anyone can attend.The Lantern Parade consists of several hundred...

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  • Bus Station

    New Mills Transportation

    The main bus station is in the centre of New Mills (although many buses also call at New Mills Newtown train station) and is served by a range of services, providing at least hourly travel to local destinations such as Chapel, Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, Disley, Marple and Hayfield, as well as more distant locations such as Buxton, Glossop,...

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  • New Mills Newtown

    New Mills Transportation

    New Mills Newtown is the towns second railway station and is served at least hourly by the Buxton - Blackpool North trainline. As the line passes through both Stockport and Manchester, it is slightly more popular with commuters, although further out of town so slightly less accessible. It has a small car park which is usually full before 8am.Trains...

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Cromford

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  • Nic But!

    Cromford Restaurants

    While a nice place to have a cup of tea at, if you want anything to eat before 12:00, you have no chance, as they only do tea/coffee and cake till then - (and the cake is from yesterday?). There are 3 to 5 girls behind the counter, of which, only one appears to be able to make anything, and the rest serve - or stand around waiting to serve. Do not...

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  • The Derwent Valley Line

    Cromford Transportation

    The Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock and the journey takes in the Unesco World Heritage Site of the historic Derwent Valley. The towns along the route are famed for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution.The trains call at Belper, Cromford and Matlock Bath (2 mill towns and a spa/tourist town) as well as at smaller places.

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  • Leawood Pumping Station, Cromford

    Cromford Things to Do

    The pumping staion was built to house a static steam engine, which was used to pump water from the river derwent into the croford canal to maintain the correct level of water.The steam engine has been restored and can be seen working on certain daysAdmission is free, but donations are acceped.

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Edensor

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  • What about a cuppa!

    Edensor Restaurants

    Well its not a restaurant exactly, but the Post office, so besides buying stamps, or even groceries as it is a grocers as well, this little shop is also a cafe. There is also a little seating area outside.

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  • Filming

    Edensor Things to Do

    Chatsworth has recently appeared as Pemberley (which is the name of the house)in the new film of Pride and Prejudice from the novel by Jane Austen. In the film are Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Judi Dench and and Donald Sutherland.For fans of Pride and Prejudice you may like to know that the BBC filmed their version of it not very far from...

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  • A Stately Home

    Edensor Things to Do

    Chatsworth is the family home of the Dukes of Devonshire, their family name being Cavendish. The Cavendish family have lived at Chatsworth since the middle of the 16th century.

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Youlgreave

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  • Traditional English village pub

    Youlgreave Restaurants

    Well it must be at least 5 years since I visited Youlgreave and this 17th Century pub, and I'm afraid that at our recent visit we didn't venture into this watering hole, or the nearby Farmyard Inn, or the Bulls Head (Which has closed down) BUT....... reading the reviews of food - locally sourced meat, game, fish etc served in a variety of pies and...

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  • Jacobean wall Memorial

    Youlgreave Things to Do

    In the North Aisle is this Jacobean Wall Memorial, dedicated to a knight - Roger Rooe of Alport. He died on 30th April 1613. His family lived at Monks Hall, Alport at the beginning of the 17th Century. The alabaster plaque shows Rooe and his wife kneeling in profile, separated by a prayer desk. Below is a line of eight figures - their children!....

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  • All Saints Parish Church - Tomb with...

    Youlgreave Things to Do

    In the centre of the chancel is the alabaster tomb of Thomas Cockayne, a member of a local influential family whose father John Cockayne was a Yorkist supporter during the 'War of the Roses' between Yorkists and Lancastrians.Cockayne junior met his death in 1488 following a fight over a marriage settlement, with Thomas Burdett. Cockayne was married...

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Glossop

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