Places to visit

Alton TowersAlton Towers Alton Nr. Cheadle

Alton Towers Resort, commonly referred to as Alton Towers, is a theme park, waterpark, and hotel complex in the county of Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Just 25 minutes from Ashbourne Wikipedia

Alton, Staffordshire ST10 4DB
0871 222 3330


 St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne

St Oswald’s Church is a Church of England parish church located in
in the county of Derbyshire, England. Wikipedia
Clifton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1DR



Peak RailPeak Rail, Matlock

Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire, Central England, which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. Wikipedia
Matlock Station, Station Yard, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NA
01629 580381


 Creswell Craggs

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire
and Nottinghamshire, England, near the villages of Creswell and Whitwell.
Crags Rd, Holbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3L
 01909 720378

 Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle is a castle in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England. It was founded in the 12th century by the Peveril family, who also owned Peveril Castle in Derbyshire, and came under royal control in 1155.
Castle St, Bolsover, Derbyshire S44 6PR
0870 333 1181


 Tutbury Castle

Tutbury Castle is a largely ruined medieval castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire, England, in the ownership of the Duchy of Lancaster. It is a Grade I listed building. Mary, Queen of Scots was a prisoner here. Wikipedia
Castle St, Tutbury, Burton upon Trent DE13 9JF  

01283 812129


 Well Dressings

Tissington Well Dressings


Coors Visitor CentreCoors Visitor Centre and Museum of Brewing, Burton on Trent

The National Brewery Centre is a museum and tourist attraction in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. The centre celebrates the brewing heritage of Burton and features exhibits showcasing the history of brewing techniques. Wikipedia
Horninglow St, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1NG
01283 532880


Twycross ZooTwycross Zoo, Atherstone. Leic.

Twycross Zoo is a medium to large zoo near the villages of Norton Juxta and Twycross, in Leicestershire. Wikipedia
Burton Rd, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
 0844 474 1777

ChatsworthChatsworth House, Nr Bakewell

Chatsworth House is a stately home in Derbyshire, England. It is in the Derbyshire Dales, about 3.5 miles north-east of Bakewell and 9 miles west of Chesterfield. Wikipedia

Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP
01246 565300

Tissington HallTissington Hall, Tissington Nr Ashbourne

Tissington Hall is an early 17th-century Jacobean mansion house situated at Tissington, near Ashbourne. Derbyshire. It is a Grade II* listed building. Wikipedia
Tissington, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1RA
01335 352200


Sudbury HallSudbury Hall, Sudbury

Sudbury Hall is a country house in Sudbury, Derbyshire, England. Sudbury Hall is one the country’s finest Restoration mansions and has Grade I listed building status. Wikipedia
Main Rd, Sudbury, Derbyshire DE6 5HT
01283 585337


Kedleston HallKedleston Hall, Kedleston, Derby

Kedleston Hall is an English country house in Kedleston, Derbyshire, approximately four miles north-west of Derby, and is the seat of the Curzon family whose name originates in Notre-Dame-de-Courson in Normandy. Wikipedia
Derby DE22 5JH
01332 842191

Haddon HallHaddon Hall, Nr Bakewell

Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. It is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners and his family. Wikipedia  Cover photo
Bakewell DE45 1LA
01629 812855

Hardwick HallHardwick Hall, Hardwick

Hardwick Hall, in Derbyshire, is an architecturally significant Elizabethan country house in England. Wikipedia

Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ
01246 850430

Calke AbbeyCalke Abbey, Nr Ticknall

Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII. Wikipedia
Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE
01332 863822

Renishaw HallRenishaw Hall, Renishaw

Renishaw Hall is a country house in Renishaw in the parish of Eckington in Derbyshire, England. It is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. Wikipedia
Renishaw Park Golf Club House, Mill Lane, Renishaw, Sheffield, Derbyshire S21 3UZ
01777 860755 


Wingfield Manor

Wingfield ManorDramatic Ruins of Wingfield Manor built around 1439, has been the prison of Mary Queen of Scots. Wingfield Manor is a deserted and ruined manor house some 4 miles from the town of Alfreton in the English county of Derbyshire. There is a working farm that forms part of the old manor. Wikipedia
South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7NH
0870 333 1181

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre Belper North Mill

Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the important cotton towns along the Derwent Valley. Belper Mill was the most technically advanced building of its era.See early machinery and a collection of cotton and silk embroidery.The historic North Mill on the River Derwent at Belper, Derbys, UK, is one of the oldest surviving examples of industrialised water powered cotton spinning mills
01773 880474 or 0845 5214347

Midland Railway, Butterley

The Midland Railway – Butterley is a heritage railway at Butterley, near Ripley in Derbyshire. Wikipedia    Steam Railway Museum, also features Midland Diesel collection, Golden Valley Light Railway. Take a 7 mile trip through Amber Valley on a steam train.Special event days.
Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3QZ
01773 570140

 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a 9-mile (14.5 km) long heritage railway in Derbyshire. The headquarters is the railway centre on Wirksworth station.
Wirksworth Station, Coldwell St, Wirksworth DE4 4FB
01629 823076


Lea Rhododendron Gardens, Lea Nr Matlock

Lea gardens have a unique collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmias from all over the world. Every year from spring until late summer the gardens are ablaze with colour.
Long Lane, Matlock DE4 5GH
01629 534380 

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, Denby Nr Ripley 

The Denby museum has examples of Denby’s rich heritage from the early 1800’s to date. Established by the Bourne family in 1809 following the discovery of fine local clay. Museum, childrens play area, Denby Factory shop, Darlington Crystal, artists gallery, garden centre,glass studio, factory tours.

Tel. 01773 740799

Royal Crown Derby, Derby

Royal Crown Derby china is known and collected throughout the world. The fine traditional skills have led to an international reputation for quality and creativity. The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre has been created to provide an insight into the traditions, the history and the skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so special.The Visitor Centre comprises a factory shop, a coffee shop and a museum;there are also factory tours available. A visit to Royal Crown Derby is a great day out

The Industrial Museum/Old Silk Mill, Derby

Derby Silk Mill, formerly known as Derby Industrial Museum, is a museum of industry and history in Derby, England. Wikipedia
Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF
01332 255308


Pickfords House Derby

Visit a living time capsule with furnishings and architecture of the Georgian era.

Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
01332 715181 

Derby City Museum and Art Gallery

A cultural combination of fine art and local history with a unique collection of Joseph Wright oil paintings.
The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
01332 641901


Crich Tramway Village, Crich

Home of the National Tramway Museum, the village offers a unique family day out. Take a ride on a beautifully restored vintage tram through cobbled streets past the shops, childrens play area etc.

National Tramway Museum, Matlock Rd, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP
01773 854 321

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology. The museum is located at Terrace Road, Buxton, England. The museum opens every day except Mondays. Admission is free. Wikipedia
Terrace Rd, Buxton SK17 6DA
01629 533540

 Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is in The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. It is a 902-seat opera house that hosts the annual Buxton Festival and, from 1994 to 2013, the International Gilbert and Sullivan … Wikipedia
Water St, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6XN
0845 127 2190


Eyam Museum

Eyam Museum is a local museum in the village of Eyam, located in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. Wikipedia Eyam Museum tells the story of the Plague hitting this small village and how isolation affected the villagers.
Hawkhill Rd, Eyam S32 5QP
01433 631371

Tel. 01433 631371

Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine, Matlock Bath

The Peak District Mining Museum is located at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. The museum has a mockup of a lead mine in which children may safely experience and explore how the miners, and in particular … Wikipedia
The Grand Pavillion, S Parade, Matlock DE4 3NR
01629 583834


Old House Museum, Bakewell

A recreated school and kitchen, old costumes and local tales. Welcome to the Old House Museum This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area
Cunningham Pl, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1DD
01629 813642

Masson Mills Working Textile Museum, Matlock Bath

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mill is a water-powered cotton spinning mill situated on the west bank of the River Derwent in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire in England. Wikipedia The best preserved and still working example of one of Sir Richard Arkwrights cotton mills. Gateway to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Derby Rd, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire DE4 3PY
01629 581001

Shopping outlet and cafe

Caudwells Mill, Rowsley

At Rowsley is a unique, grade II* listed historic roller flour mill. Powered by water from the river Wye, one or more mills have stood on this site for at least 400 years.Historic rollor flourmill powered by riverwater, includes craft workshops on site.
Caudwells Mill Craft Centre, Bakewell Rd, Matlock, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2EB
01629 734374

Cromford Mill, Cromford

Cromford Mill was the first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England, which laid the foundation of his fortune and was quickly copied … WikipediaPart of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
Mill Rd, Matlock, Cromford, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
01629 823256

National Stone Centre, Wirksworth

Telling the story of stone,, how the rocks were formed and how they were used. Activities on site.
The National Stone Centre for school and education visits, training courses, Millennium Wall, quarries, lead mines, lime kilns, ancient tropical reefs of limestone 
Porter Ln, Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4LS
01629 824833

Tel. 01629 824833

Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Crown Yard, Wirksworth

Wirksworth Heritage Centre website with the story of Wirksworth through the ages from Roman settlement to the present day.

Crown Yard Kitchen, Market Pl, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4ET
01629 825225



Tel. 01629 825225

 Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham is a major tourist attraction in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England Sat-Nav DE43NT. It consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill, accessed by a Gondola cable car from the village. Wikipedia
Dale Rd, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NT
01629 582365


Castleton Caves

Treak Cliff Cavern
Treak Cliff Cavern is a show cave near Castleton in Derbyshire, England. It is part of the Castleton Site of Special Scientific Interest and one of only two sites where the ornamental mineral Blue John is still excavated. Wikipedia
Buxton Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WP
01433 621487

Speedwell Cavern
The Speedwell Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. It consists of a horizontal lead miners’ adit leading to the cavern itself, a limestone cave. Wikipedia
Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA
01433 620512

Peak Cavern
The Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil’s Arse, is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. Peakshole Water flows through and out of the cave. Wikipedia
Peak Cavern Rd, Hope Valley S33 8WS
01433 620285

Blue John Cavern
The Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England. The cavern takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined in small amounts outside … Wikipedia
Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WA
01433 620638 

New Mills Heritage Centre, New Mills

The New Mills story and history. Town, model and coalmine tunnel to crawl through.

Tel. 01663 746904

Lyme Hall, Disley

Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park. Wikipedia Palladian Mansion set in wonderful grounds and parkland. Scene of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice.
Disley, Stockport SK12 2NS
01663 762023

Eyam Hall, Eyam

Eyam Hall is a Jacobean style manor house in Eyam in Derbyshire which is run by the National Trust. Wikipedia A family manor house in the plague vilage of Eyam, with craft workshops. Limited opening times.
Main Rd, Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QW
01433 631976

Red House Stables and Working Carriage Museum,Darley Dale

Before cars, before trains, people travelled by horse & carriage. The country’s largest collection of original carriages for travel & trade.Working carriage museum where you can book a carriage ride tour.
Old Rd, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2ER
01629 733583


Carsington WaterCarsington Water

Carsington Water is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water in Derbyshire, England. The reservoir takes water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre long tunnels and aqueduct. Wikipedia  Water Sports and Visitor Centre…/carsingtonwater

Carsington Sports & Leisure, Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST
Tel: 01629 540478


Tissington Well DressingsTissington Well Dressings

Well Dressings at Tissington Village –

The origins of Well Dressing are lost in antiquity. They may even have their roots in pagan customs later given a Christian meaning. One theory says that the custom began just after the Black Death of 1348-9. Although the population round about was ravaged by plague, in Tissington all escaped, and the immunity was ascribed to the purity of the water supply. It became the custom to decorate the wells in thanksgiving. End May Beginning of June.



Dovedale is a valley in the Peak District of England. The land is owned by the National Trust, and annually attracts a million visitors. Wikipedia Lovely walks down this beautiful dale. Climb Thorpe Cloud for amazing views.

Peveril CastlePeveril Castle

Peveril Castle is a ruined early medieval castle overlooking the village of Castleton in the English county of Derbyshire. Wikipedia

Market Pl, Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WQ
01433 620613

Belper River GardensBelper River Gardens

These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years. Located within the Derwent Valley Visit Belper river gardens on the Derwent Heritage Trail, next to Belper Mill Industrial Museum.…/belperrivergardens.asp

Belper Mill Industrial MuseumBelper Mill Industrial Museum

Belper North Mill, also known as Strutt’s North Mill in Belper, is one of the Derwent Valley Mills, given UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2001. The mill is sited Belper, a town in Derbyshire, England, roughly halfway between Derby and Matlock. Wikipedia
Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 1YD
01773 880474

Crich Stand Memorial

Crich Stand Memorial

Climb Crich stand memorial tower. Outstanding views.Opening Times. The Tower and Grounds are open every day except Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day


Heage WindmillHeage Windmill

Visit Heage Windmill an unusual 6 sailed windmill restored and in working order. Check for open days.
Chesterfield Rd, Belper DE56 2BH
01773 853579

 The Beautiful Derbyshire Dales

Walk and Explore the many beautiful Derbyshire Dales

Manifold Valley
Monsal Dale
Lathkill Dale
Beresford Dale
Bradford Dale
Chee Dale
Millers Dale
Wolfescote Dale

Quaint Derbyshire Villages and Towns

Ashbourne is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales, England. It has a population of 7,302. It contains many historical buildings and many independent shops, and is famous for its historic annual Shrovetide football match. Wikipedia

Alsop en le Dale
Alsop en le Dale is a village in Derbyshire, England about 5 miles north of Ashbourne close to the Staffordshire border, and a mile from Dovedale, a popular tourist location. Wikipedia

Tissington is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is part of the estate of Tissington Hall, owned by the FitzHerbert family since 1465. Well dressings, café,entrance to Tissington Trail.

Hartington is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, lying on the River Dove close to the Staffordshire border. According to the 2001 census, the parish of Hartington Town Quarter, which also includes Pilsbury, had a population of 345. Wikipedia

Wirksworth is a market town in Derbyshire, England, with a population of over 5,000. Wirksworth is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Within it is the source of the River Ecclesbourne. The town was granted its market charter by Edward I in 1306. Wikipedia

Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath is a village situated south of Matlock on the main A6 road in Derbyshire, England, approximately halfway between Buxton and Derby. Wikipedia…-/details/?..

Sudbury is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire, England, located approximately 11 miles to the south of Ashbourne. It is part of the Derbyshire Dales district. Famous for Sudbury Hall and its Museum of Childhood. Wikipedia

Hathersage is a village in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. It lies slightly to the north of the River Derwent, approximately 10 miles west of Sheffield. Wikipedia

Bradwell is a village in the Derbyshire Peak District of England. It lies south of the main body of the Hope Valley, but is usually included among its settlements. Hazelbadge Hall lies immediately south of the village. Wikipedia  A Peak District lead mining village situated in the Hope Valley. It was the home of Samuel Fox, the inventor of the modern umbrella

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding. Wikipedia

Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. It has the highest elevation of any market town in England. Wikipedia

Chesterfield is a market town and a borough of Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Famous for St Marys and all Saints church with its amazing crooked spire. It lies 24 miles north of Derby, on a confluence of the rivers Rother and Hipper. Wikipedia

Melbourne is a former market town in South Derbyshire, England. It is about 8 miles south of Derby, 8 miles north of Swadlincote and and 2 miles from the River Trent. Wikipedia. Visit beautiful Melbourne Hall.