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Derbyshire and Peak District Visitor Guide

Places to Visit and Things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District in 2024. 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 2024

Royal Shrovetide Football 2024 in Ashbourne takes place 14th and 15th february 2024.

Snowdrops at Hopton Hall Snowdrop Walk - Drifts of delicate snowdrops across 5 acres of woodland Usually open each day in February 2024

Tissington well dressing May 9th - 15th 2024

Event informations throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organisers.

Chatsworth House and Gardens in Derbyshire
Chatsworth House and Gardens
Carsington Water in Derbyshire
Sports at Carsington Water

For more Derbyshire and Peak District events in 2024 please see the Events Calendar 2024

Many attractions and visitor sites throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park have been closed to the public during these past few months to help limit the spread of Coronavirus. These are now slowly reopening with restrictions and are looking forward to welcoming visitors back in a way that is safe for staff, community and visitors alike. To visit, many of them like Chatsworth Gardens or National Trust estates have an online pre booking system in place.

Please check out attractions before your visit. Severn Trent visitor sites have largely reopened with restrictions in place including Carsington Water and Foremark Reservoir. Some have limited toilet facilities so expect to wait. Most Well Dressings have been cancelled this year.

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 2024 - 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

More on some of the best places to visit in Derbyshire at Visiting Derbyshire

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

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


Photo Elvaston Castle and gardens  in derbyshire
Elvaston Castle and Gardens in Derby

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 cafe 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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