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Visitor Information Centres


Tourist and visitor Information Centres in Derbyshire and the Peak District

The following Tourist Information Centres should be able to provide you with all your needs for an enjoyable stay in Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park, including information on local accommodation, attractions and events.

Ashbourne Visitor Information Centre
Town Hall Yard
Tel 01335 343666

Bakewell Visitor Information Centre
Old Market Hall
Bridge Street
DE45 1DS
Tel/Fax: 01629 813227

Opening times:
Easter until 31 October 9:30am - 5:30pm
1 November until Easter 10:00am - 5:00pm
Located in the 17th century Old Market Hall in the centre of town, Bakewell visitor centre is fully accessible. It has an interactive interpretation area on the first floor.

The experienced staff provide a comprehensive information service for the National Park, offering advice on local events, public transport and how to make the most of your visit to the area.

The retail area displays a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts. Gifts, souvenirs and local maps are also available as well a large selection of literature to appeal to walkers, cyclists and enthusiasts of the Peak District National Park. The centre is also able to book accommodation anywhere in the country or reserve you theatre tickets for Buxton Opera House and a variety of other local events.

The Crescent
SK17 6BQ
Tel: 01298 25106
Fax: 01298 73153

Castleton Visitor Centre
Castle Street
Hope Valley
S33 8WG
Tel: 01433 620679

Opening times:
Easter until 31 October 9:30am - 5:30pm
1 November until Easter 10:00am - 5:00pm
Castleton visitor centre is situated at the very heart of the village. The centre houses a fascinating museum as well as a full range of tourist information services.

Castleton information centre services include accommodation bookings, local theatre bookings, brochures, up to date information on events, attractions and the Peak District National Park.

Contains changing displays in the exhibition room, which shows off the talents of local artists, photographers and crafts people.

Assembly Rooms
Market Place
Tel: 01332 255802
Fax: 01332 256137

Open seven days a week:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.30am - 2.30pm

Tourist Information Centre
Rykneld Square
S40 1SB
Tel: 01246 345777/8
Fax: 01246 345770

Open times:

Mon 2 Apr 2007 - Sat 27 Oct 2007 Mon - Sat 09:00 to 17:30
Mon 29 Oct 2007 - Sat 15 Mar 2008 Mon - Sat 09:00 to 17:00
The centre provides leaflets and posters on events, attractions, where to stay, where to eat, bus times, train times and sells a range of tickets - from theatre seats to coaches and trains.

Edale Visitor Centre
The Moorland Centre
Field Head
Hope Valley
s33 7za
Tel: 01433 670207

Opening times:
Easter until 31 October
Weekdays 9:30am - 5:00pm (closed for lunch)
Weekends 9:30am - 5:30pm (closed for lunch)
1 November until Easter
Weekdays 10:00am - 3.30pm
Weekends 9:30am - 4.30pm (closed for lunch)

Recently opened and built near the start of the Pennine Way, the Moorland Centre’s design reflects its upland setting. It has a living roof of sedum turf, intersected by a waterfall tumbling over glass panels into a pool at the entrance. The turf acts as an eco-friendly insulator, and the building is fuelled by an energy-saving ground-source heat pump.

Interactive exhibitions for all ages explain why the Moors for the Future Project was set up to restore vast tracts of this threatened habitat, and conserve its heritage. 'Listening posts' enable visitors to hear reminiscences of people who live and work on the moors, as well as those who use them for recreation.

The experienced and welcoming team are available at the Visitor Centre to help and advise on how to make the most of your visit to this beautiful valley of quiet hamlets and dramatic moors.

Information is available on accommodation, attractions, public transport, the Peak District National Park, the Pennine Way and details of local events. There is also a retail area offers an outstanding range of products.

The Gatehouse
Victoria Street
SK13 8HT
Tel/Fax: 01457 855920

Matlock Visitor Information Point
Peak Rail Shop
Matlock Station
Telephone number 01335 343666

Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre
Sharpe's Pottery Museum
West Street
Derbyshire DE11 9DG
Tel: 01283 222848
Fax: 01283 222848

Upper Derwent visitor centre
Hope Valley S33 0AQ
Tel: 01433 650953

Opening times:
1 November - 2 January
Weekdays 10am - 3:30pm
Weekends 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed 30 minutes for lunch)
Closed Christmas Day
3 January - 11 February
Weekends only 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed 1 hour for lunch)
12 February - Easter
Weekdays 10am - 3:30pm
Weekends 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed 30 minutes for lunch)
Easter - 31 October
Weekdays 9:30am - 5pm (closed 30 minutes for lunch)
Weekends 9:30am - 5:30pm (closed 30 minutes for lunch)
The Upper Derwent visitor centre is just 500 metres from the Derwent Dam and acts as a focus for the two million walkers, cyclists and tourists that make the journey into this beautiful valley each year.

The Upper Derwent visitor centre, along with a refreshment kiosk, cycle hire and ranger facilities form 'Fairholmes', a visitor complex run jointly by the Peak District National Park Authority and Severn Trent Water.

There are fully accessible disabled toilet facilities and the centre itself can also accommodate wheelchair users. It is staffed by experienced hill walkers with a wide knowledge of the Peak District National Park and local knowledge second to none, who are always willing to advise on ways of enjoying this unique area.

If travelling far , please check dates and times as they are viable to change

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