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    A land of literary classics and spectacular stately homes. Chatsworth is the jewel amongst the abundance of treasure houses, English Heritage and National Trust properties in the Peak District & Derbyshire for you to discover

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    There's so much to do, you’re spoilt for choice. Scale the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath or delve the depths of Poole's Cavern at Buxton ~ there is something for all the family in the Peak District & Derbyshire
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    Be our guest at some of England's most unique events such as L'Eroica Britannia, where retro clad cyclists pit their might against three ciruclar routes all ending in the beautiful market town of Bakewell, and that's when the party really gets started!

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    ..from the daily drive, the 9 to 5, the hustle and bustle. If you're looking for a world away that's not far away, then look no further than The Roaches in the Peak District & Derbyshire for a last minute break.

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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
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  • Spring Play Season - Stage Struck at Pomegranate TheatreSat 31 Jan 2015Why must the show go on? In his younger days, Robert Simon was a first-rate stage-manager in provincial rep.
    Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.
    Hodsock Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory GardensSat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015Snowdrops at Hodsock. See the Hodsock estate covered in millions of tiny white flowers. The famous annual Snowdrop extravaganza is one not to be missed. Please note the house will be closed due to Snowdrop Weddings.
    Snowdrops at Hopton HallSat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of Snowdrops and Aconites. The more we clear, so more of them appear.

30 January 2015 to 30 January 2015

Spring Play Season - Stage Struck at Pomegranate TheatreFri 30 Jan 2015Why must the show go on? In his younger days, Robert Simon was a first-rate stage-manager in provincial rep.

31 January 2015 to 31 January 2015

Spring Play Season - Stage Struck at Pomegranate TheatreSat 31 Jan 2015Why must the show go on? In his younger days, Robert Simon was a first-rate stage-manager in provincial rep.

06 December 2014 to 14 February 2015

Heads and Tales at Buxton Museum & Art GallerySat 6 Dec 2014 - Sat 14 Feb 2015Barbara Sykes has brought together a group of drawings, paintings and hand-made books. Her work is primarily concerned with the human condition and how it presents itself in different circumstances and situations.

31 January 2015 to 01 March 2015

Hodsock Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory GardensSat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015Snowdrops at Hodsock. See the Hodsock estate covered in millions of tiny white flowers. The famous annual Snowdrop extravaganza is one not to be missed. Please note the house will be closed due to Snowdrop Weddings.

31 January 2015 to 01 March 2015

Snowdrops at Hopton HallSat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of Snowdrops and Aconites. The more we clear, so more of them appear.
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Hodsock Priory snowdrops

Hodsock Snowdrops

Worksop

Sat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015

Snowdrops at Hodsock. See the Hodsock estate covered in millions of tiny white flowers. The famous annual Snowdrop extravaganza is one not to be missed. Please note the house will be closed due to Snowdrop Weddings.

Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

Matlock

Sat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Mar 2015

Since 1996, Spencer has gradually cleared and restored the woodland and its walks. This has produced wonderful displays of Snowdrops and Aconites. The more we clear, so more of them appear.

Friar Gate Ghost Walk

Derby

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

Derby Beer Festival

CAMRA National Winter Beer Festival

Derby

Wed 11 - Sat 14 Feb 2015

Located in the Midlands, Derby is excellently placed to receive real ale from all around the country thereby ensuring there is a good selection of different Brewery’s beers from all over the UK.

Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Feb 2015

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match the game is played over two eight hour periods with goals are 3 miles apart!

BASC Game Keepers Fair at Catton Hall

BASC Gamekeepers' Fair

Swadlincote

Sat 11 Apr 2015

A country fair for all the family which showcases all that is good about country living. Entertainment includes arena demonstrations, clay pigeon shooting, air rifles, falconry, antique and craft halls, cooking demonstrations and food hall.

Walking through Walton Dam

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Chesterfield

Sat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015

Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot on a guided walk through our pretty countryside. Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. Programmes available in January.

Three days of thrilling equestrian sport!

The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials

Chatsworth

Fri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.

Wirksworth Well Dressing

Wirksworth

Sat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015

This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

Vintage bicycle event

L'Eroica Britannia

Bakewell

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jun 2015

The 2nd L'EROICA vintage bicycle event, known as the most handsome bike event in the world is coming from Tuscany, Italy to the Peak District and taking form as a 3 day festival and bike ride.

The Great Peak Weekender Beer Festival

The Great Peak Weekender

Bakewell

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jul 2015

Come and help us celebrate 10 years of brewing at Thornbridge. After the success of the 2014 event we just had to think about planning another for 2015. The entry to the Festival of Beer will be free with camping chargeable.

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield

Sun 5 Jul 2015

Sunday 5 July, Derbyshire play Northamptonshire in a Twenty20 match. Monday 6 July to Thursday 9 July will see Derbyshire take on Glamorgan in a 4 day county match (LV= County Championship). Sunday 12 July Derbyshire play Yorkshire Twenty20

Small, Fresh & Loud!

Y-Not Festival 2015

Matlock

Fri 31 Jul - Sun 2 Aug 2015

Y Not Festival 2015 is the Small, Fresh & Loud music festival, with a fantastic atmosphere and a history of amazing live acts. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and it’s going to be amazing. We’d love you to join us.

Hope Show

Hope Show

Hope Valley

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Come to Hope Show for a great August Bank Holiday Monday at a traditional agricultural show, set amidst the hills of the Peak District.

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2013

Chesterfield Well Dressing

Chesterfield

Sat 12 - Sat 19 Sep 2015

Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 12 September 2015, 10 am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ).

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2014 Scarfest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!