Places to visit in Derbyshire and the Peak District 2017
Red House Stables, Darley Dale
A working Carriage Museum
Open daily at 10.00
Tel 01629 733583
Renishaw Hall and Gardens, Renishaw near Sheffield
Renishaw Hall has been the Derbyshire home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The hall itself is open by special arrangement only, for groups and connoisseur tours.
The 4 acre italian style Renaissance garden complete with fountains and neo-classical statues offers the visitor a unique experience.
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Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Road, Rosliston near Swadlincote, consists of young woodland, meadows,gardens and ponds in the National Forest. Family fun for all with play areas, picnic areas, crazy golf, and much more. Many events are held at the centre. More details
Revolution House, High Street, Old Whittington,Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Revolution House takes it's name from the revolution of 1688, when this cottage was an alehouse called the Cock and Pynot and where three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met and began planning events which led to the overthrow of King James11 in favour of William and Mary of Orange.
Open daily from Good Friday to 31st October, 10am to 4pm.
Tel 012461 345727
Royal Crown Derby Museum, Osmaston Road, Derby
Derby and Royal Crown Derby china dating back from 1756.
For visiting the The Royal Crown Derby Factory Shop, Factory Tours, Museum & 1750s Tearoom please Tel 01332 712800 or see website Royal Crown Derby
Shardlow Heritage Centre,The Salt Warehouse, London Road, Shardlow
Situated in the heart of this historic inland port, the centre offers a lively interpretation of canal and village life. Trails and guided walks available
Open Easter to end of October 12 noon to 5pm, sat, sun and bank holidays.
Tel: 01332 793368 / 792334 Website at Shardlow Heritage
Shipley Country Park, Heanor, Derbyshire
Attractive countryside of woodlands, meadows and lakes with an extensive network of easily used paths, some suitable for wheelchair users. Visitors centre, shop, cafe and toilets. Cycle hire and hand cycles for disabled people.
Visitor centre open all year Mon to Friday 11am to 4pm, Sat and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm . A ‘Guide to Shipley Country Park’ leaflet is available at the visitor centre
Tel 01773 719961
Shugborough Hall and Gardens, near Stafford in Staffordshire - 45min drive from Derby
Leave the 21st century behind and step into the real working environments of The Complete Working Historic Estate.
See, feel, hear and smell history as our costumed 'first person' characters take you on a journey into the inner workings of a large country estate and bring real working environments to life. Daily from March 14th - October 29th
Whole site open to the public 11am until 5pm
(Group & School visits available all year).
More at Shugborough Hall Photos at Shugborough Hall & Gardens Photographs
Speedwell Cavern,Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Visitors descend 105 steps to take a boat ride through this old Derbyshire lead mine with it's famous bottomless pit. More details
Stainsby Mill, Stainsby, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
A water powered corn mill in working order, originally dating from the 13th century but subsequently rebuilt. The present mill dates mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries and was built to provide flour for the Hardwick Estate. More details
Staunton Harold Reservoir, Nr Melbourne, Derbyshire
This 209 acre reservoir provides footpaths and nature walks which link to Calke Abbey. A new visitors centre includes an information room with exhibits and 3-D models.
Open April to Oct, 7am to dusk, Nov to Mar 9am to 4pm. Small car park charge.
Tel: 01283 701709
See also Staunton Harold Reservoir and Staunton Harold Reservoir Photographs
Steeple Grange Light Railway, Near Wirksworth
An 18 inch gauge line built on the trackbed of a branch of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway - now the High Peak Trail
The railway normally runs on Sundays from the start of April until the end of October, as well as Saturdays in July, August and September, and extra days on Bank Holiday weekends. See the calendar and Special Events listings on website.
Opening hours are 12 noon until 5pm. The railway will operate at other times by special arrangement for groups and private parties.
The railway may not operate if the weather is inclement, so please contact us if you are in any doubt, especially if travelling from a distance.
Tel 01629 55123
Sudbury Hall see Sudbury Hall
The Herb Garden, Hardstoft, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
One of the foremost Herb Gardens in the country, featured on BBC's Cottage Garden series. There are four main display areas, the herb garden, the Physic, the Pot Pourri and the Lavendar garden. There are plant sales, a small shop, tea room and parking
We are open all year 7 days a week 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Please ring for details Tel 01246 854268
The National Forest an area of 200 square miles in central England where more than seven million trees have been planted in the last 10 years bringing together more than 400 new and ancient woodlands to create a new Forest for the nation. Woodland cover has almost trebled, creating new habitats for wildlife and making the area an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching and with more than 700 miles of paths to explore, the gentle undulating landscape is perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. See The Nationasl forest
Tissington Hall and Gardens, Tissington, Derbyshire
Seventeenth century Hall and gardens. More details
Treak Cliffe Cavern,Castleton,Derbyshire
Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks and fossils. Home of Blue John stone. More details
Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest Near Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire - 45min from Derby
Beautiful Italian Garden.
The statue of Perseus stands at the foot of the Lower Flower Garden framed by the mile long lake.
There's an Activity Area to keep kids amused, as well as the new ‘Barefoot Walking’ experience.
A Garden Tea Room is situated next to the Italian Garden and offers a variety of delicious hot and cold food.
Experience this unique opportunity to visit ‘Monkey Forest’ an exciting walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques.
Italian Garden and Parkland
10am to 6pm
Paid entry – see website for individual prices, group bookings and annual tickets
Lakeside and Woodland Walks
8am to 8pm or 1 hour before dusk
More at Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest Photos at Trentham Gardens & Monkey Forest Photographs
Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Derbyshire
Large ruins of a country mansion built in the mid 15th centuries and used to imprison Mary Queen of Scots in 1569, 1584, and 1585. General facilities.
Please ring for information on opening times
Tel 01773 832060 See also photos of Wingfield Manor at Derbyshire Photographs
Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Wirksworth
The mystery of towns lead mining industry is unveiled
The Heritage Centre at Crown Yard is now closed at as part of a three year re-development which includes moving the museum into a more accessible location in the town centre. As the first stage of this development, we have opened a Cafe, Gallery and Shop called Websters at 31 St Johns Street. There is also an official Tourist Information Point within the Cafe fully supported by the Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Tourist Board. More details at www.storyofwirksworth.co.uk
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Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Royal Crown Derby
Staunton Harold Reservoir