Places to visit in Derbyshire and Peak District 2017
Foremark Resevoir, Nr Ticknall, Derbyshire
A 230 acre resevoir providing trout fishing, footpaths and picnic areas and adventure playground.
Open April to Oct, 7am to duskTel: 01283 701709
Gullivers Kingdom in 2017, Matlock Bath
Family theme park with rides suitable for young children and Royal Cave
Tel 01629 580540
Please check website www.gulliversfun.co.uk/ for full opening details
Haddon Hall in 2017 see Haddon Hall
Hardwick Hall see Hardwick Hall
Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
Entertainment for the whole family. Cable car rides across the Derwent Valley to the 60 acre sunnit. Exciting underground tours in two famous show caves. Explorers challenge. Displays. Picnic and play areas. More details
Ilam Country Park, Ilam, near Ashbourne
Peaceful wooded walks with some stunning views. Visitors's Centre and Tea Rooms
Park open all year round. Tea rooms and shop from end March to late October.
Tel 01335 350245
Kedleston Hall see Kedleston Hall
Lea Gardens Lea, Matlock
A rare collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Alpines and Conifers in a lovely setting. There is a garden shop and a tea room where light lunches are available. More details
Life in a Lens Matlock Bath
Primarily dedicated to presenting the history of popular photography from its invention in 1839 to more recent times.
For more information visit the museum website at www.lifeinalens.com
Longshaw Visitor Centre, Longshaw Estate, Sheffield
A popular venue for visitors to the Peak District. Set in a wide expanse of open moorland and woodland with dramatic views and excellent walking terrain. Tea Shop.
Open June to September daily, 10.30am to 5pm. Please check for other times
Tel 01433 631708
Matlock Bath Aquarium and Hollogram Gallery, Matlock Bath
Site of original thermal baths, with collection of cold water, tropical and marine fish; Pertrifying Well and Gemstone collection More details
Melbourne Hall see Melbourne Hall
Midland Railway Centre, Butterley Station, Ripley
Numerous historic trains and rolling stock of Midland and LMS origin. Working Museum, Brittain Pit Farm Park, coffee shop More details
National Stone Centre, Wirksworth
Story of stone exhibition, gem panning, trails and gift shop More details
The Old House Museum Bakewell
Early Tudor house with original wattle and daub screen. Open chamber, Victorian kitchen, craftsmen`s tools,toys and costumes. More details
Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath
Exhibition showing the history of lead mining throughout the Peak District. Visitors can operate rag and chain pumps and climb shafts More details
Peak Rail, Matlock area
Peak Rail operates a heritage railway steam train service between Rowsley South, Darley Dale, and Matlock on most weekends and some midweek dates. Full details are to be found on the peakrail website. The line was originally part of the midland mainline between London St. Pancras and Manchester Central which was closed north of Matlock in 1968.
Passengers can travel in original 1960s coaches and enjoy the facilities at each of the 3 stations along the route, and, on selected dates throughout the year, pre-booked lunches and cream teas are served in the period dining car.
For the steam enthusiast a real treat is the opportunity to drive a steam engine during a 1 hour or 2 hour course which must be booked in advance.
A museum of artefacts and photographs showing the history of the line is housed in one of the original Victorian station buildings on the up platform at Darley Dale Station.
During normal operating days there are five round trips, each lasting approximately 50 minutes, and passengers can buy rover tickets which allow unlimited travel on the day of purchase.
Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre Rowsley
The Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre is set in the beautiful hills of the Peak District on the A6 between Matlock and Bakewell, only a mile from the spectacular Chatsworth House.See www.peakvillage.co.uk
Peveril Castle, is perched on a high hill above the village of Castleton. More details
Pickford House Museum,Friar Gate,Derby
Listed building, built by Joseph Pickford in 1769.Contains Georgian kitchen,dining room,period costumes and more
Open all year Mon 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun and bank hols 1pm-4pm
Tel 01332 255363
website Derby Guide
Poole Cavern, Buxton
Derbyshire's most spectacular natural cavern deep beneath the beautiful High Peak hills of Buxton More details
If looking for accommodation in Derbyshire or the Peak District see Derbyshire and Peak District Accommodation or Peak District Accommodation.
If looking for accommodation in Derby see Derby Accommodation
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Old House Museum in Bakewell