Derbyshire Guide 2017
Derbyshire visitor information guide, with accommodation, attractions, events, activities and much more
Welcome to the Derbyshire Visitor Guide for 2017 showing you where to stay, what attractions to see and what activities to do in 2017 to make your stay a memorable one.
Events in Derbyshire to look forward to in 2017
Various Christmas events at Chatsworth House as well as other Derbyshire Estates.
Calke Abbey celebrates Christmas with festive activities for all the family to enjoy including a santa.
Matlock Bath Illuminations 2017, a fun-packed family event featuring a spectacular parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent on weekends in September and October (9 September - 28 October 2017).
Includes a fantastic firework display every Saturday evening and themed family fun on Sundays .
Derby Festé on Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 2017
Derby Folk Festival 2017 at the Derby Market Place Fri 6 - Sun 8 Oct
What to See - Places to Visit in Derbyshire
Places to visit in 2017 - 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
Crich Tramway Museum
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Derwent Valley Mills
What to do - Activities in Derbyshire
Whatever the season, the countryside fills with new life. What better place to experience this than in the Derbyshire 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.
The Derbyshire 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.
Sailing at Carsington Water
Walking in the Peak District
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
Restaurants 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 in Derbyshire
We invite you to take a break and book an affordable holiday in Derbyshire , escape for a few days or for a long holiday. The area offers a great holiday destination, where you can find an abundance of wonderful attractions and acvtivities which are sure to delight all members of your family. There are hundreds of fine cottages, hotels and b&b's to stay in and many fine places to dine and drink in, dotted around the many towns and villages in the area.
Why not book yourself a short holiday, escape the pressures of everyday life and spend some time recharging your batteries. Don't delay, come and stay.
See Holiday Accommodation
Wherever you choose to stay you can be sure of a warm welcome and great service.
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
Wedding information and venues throughout Derbyshire at Weddings
Losehill House Hotel wedding venue with Win Hill backdrop
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