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Derbyshire and Peak District Visitor Guide

Places to Visit and Things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District in 2019. Derbyshire and Peak District towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers, offer beautiful scenery, and a rich variety of customs that date back from time immemorial.

Events or things to do in Derbyshire and places to to look forward to visiting in 2019

Well Drressing in Derbyshire
Well Dressing in Derbyshire
Carsington Water in Derbyshire
Sports at Carsington Water

Chatsworth House and Gardens in Derbyshire
Chatsworth House and Gardens
Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
Calke Abbey

Elvaston Castle Food & Drink Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, Derby
20 July 2019 - 21 July 2019
Saturday - Sunday 10:30 - 16:30. The event is free to enter.

Ashbourne Country Show at Osmaston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire on Saturday 17 Aug 2019 09:00 - 17:00

Chatsworth Country Fair at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Friday - Sunday 30 Aug 2019 - 1 Sept 2019

The Hannells Darley Park Concert 2019
At Darley Park in Derby on Sun 1 Sep
The concert is set to celebrate the greatest moments of 1969.
The golden 50th anniversary theme will take in the release of Abbey Road by The Beatles, the moon landing and Concorde’s first flight.
£7.50 on the day, save by buying in advance.

Wirksworth Arts Festival at Wirksworth, Derbyshire on 6 Sept 2019 - 15 Sept 2019

The 2019 Matlock Bath Illuminations
Runs from Saturday 7 September until Sunday 27 October

Derby Folk Festival at Derby Fri 4 Oct to Sun 6 Oct 2019

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market at Hall Leys Park Matlock on 6 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019

For more Derbyshire and Peak District events in 2019 please see the Events Calendar 2019

Whatever the season, the countryside fills with new life. What better place to experience this than in Derbyshire and the Peak District where nature meets you at every turn. Get out on your bike, take your running shoes and just go, fly a kite, or just take a walk through the beautiful Derbyshire Dales or on the Gritstone Edges of the Peak.

Derbyshire and the Peak District offers opportunities for many types of outdoor activity. An extensive network of public footpaths and numerous long-distance trails , as well as large open-access areas, are available for hillwalking and hiking. Bridleways are commonly used by mountain bikers, as well as horse riders.

What to See - Places to Visit in Derbyshire

Places to visit in 2019 - There are hundreds of attractions to visit from Country houses and serene gardens to theme parks, from World Heritage Sites and industrial heritage to museums and galleries. Something for all - See Attractions.

Some Top Attractions

Matlock Bath in Derbyshire
Matlock Bath

View of the river derwent and chatsworth house
River Derwent and Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House



Crich Tramway Museum

Carsington Water

Kedleston Hall


Rosliston Forestry Centre

Haddon Hall

Derwent Valley Mills

Matlock Bath

For photographs from the various attractions see Derbyshire Photographs

Sailing  at Carsington Water
Sailing at Carsington Water
walking in Derbyshire
Walking in Derbyshire

Derbyshire caters for nearly every kind of sport, from rock climbing and pot holing to fly fishing and canoeing on waters surrounded by beautiful scenery For more details see Activities

Eating out in Derbyshire - Restaurants and Pub Food in Derbyshire

Food and Drink in Derbyshire

Dining out is easy because the region has a huge variety of restaurants serving all kinds of food, from traditional old English to Mediterranean and Eastern cuisine. There is always something different to taste.
Many restaurants use quality, locally sourced ingredients. Chefs can often be found leading cooking demonstrations at local shows and country fairs helping to illustrate and promote the quality of local produce. See Restaurants

Pub Food in Derbyshire

Most pubs most serve some form of food these days and of course there are many hundreds of pubs in the region. See Pub Food

Where to stay or Holiday Accommodation in Derbyshire

Near Matlock - Luxury self-catering Pinelodges near Matlock in  Derbyshire

Luxury self-catering Pinelodges near Ashbourne in  Derbyshire

Holiday cottages in Derbyshire and the Peak District

For more please See Holiday Accommodation

Films and film locations

Many visitors both English and from abroad come to the area to visit the locations of the many costume dramas, block busters and other films made in the region. See Films and film locations.

Derbyshire has a wealth of lost histories from Witches, Giants, Druids, Celtics, Wisemen/Women and many more. See Lost Histories for information about documentaries which hope to bring life these lost histories via Short Films.

Wedding information and venues throughout Derbyshire at Weddings

Photo derbyshire wedding venue

For a full list of Derbyshire Towns and villages see Towns and villages


Derby is the UK's most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds - a great cultural base situated in the East Midlands on the edge of the Peak District National park. Derby has much to attract the visitor with its excellent shopping facilities, musuems, galleries , theatres, parks, a vibrant café culture as well plenty of nightlife making this destination lively and modern.

More information on Derby including where to stay , attractions and events at The Derby Guide


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