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    ILLUSTRATION OF THE PEAK DISTRICT VISITOR GUIDE

    PLAN YOUR PERFECT TRIP...


    Order the Peak District & Derbyshire Guide today and discover a world of experiences on a short break this year. Enjoy a diverse range of scenery, great places to stay, eat and drink, with plenty things to see and do all within the Peak District & Derbyshire.

  • National Parks Week 25 - 31 of July

    It's National Parks Week!


    Join in with the celebration of the country's first National park, the Peak District on social media with #NationalParksWeek!
  • Enter The Land To Forget Time

    The land to forget time


    Enter The Land to Forget Time and immerse yourself in a myriad of amazing experiences, a place to leave behind the daily grind; the nine to five; the hustle and bustle. A land to forget time that you’ll always remember. Also, be in with a chance of winning £4,500 of Peak District prizes!!!

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    summer's here!


    With summer on the way it's never too late to plan your escape to the Peak District and Derbyshire. Find wonderful things to see, do and experience and great places to stay!
  • family walking through Calke Abbey gardens

    year of the english garden


    This year is the 300th birthday of Capability Brown, one of England's best known gardeners. To celebrate gardens throughout the country are showcasing their links to this great man, see ours here.

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    classic england


    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.

  • Walking holidays

    Take a breath


    With nearly 2,000 miles of rights of way and 65 miles of traffic-free trails you can walk, cycle, ride or climb to your heart's content. Start your adventure here overlooking the Derwent Valley.

  • Meet our photographers

    meet our photographers


    We are delighted and proud to work with a collection of some of the finest landscape photographers in the country who go out every day to capture wonderful pictures of the Peak District and Derbyshire. Meet them here and browse their outstanding collection of work.
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Welcome to the Peak District & Derbyshire

Visit the Peak District and Derbyshire. A world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at its heart the Peak District National Park, known and loved by millions for its breath-taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Spanning areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire in the heart of England and home to market townspretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events.

 

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Featured Events

Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection

Chatsworth

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct 2016

From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile on the continent.

Y Not Festival

Y Not Festival 2016

Matlock

Fri 29 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Y Not Festival is the Small, Fresh & Loud music festival, with a fantastic atmosphere and a history of amazing live acts.We’d love you to join us.

Bakewell Show

Bakewell Show

Bakewell

Wed 3 - Thu 4 Aug 2016

The 186th Bakewell Show will be held on the Showground (just off the A6 south of Bakewell). Derbyshire's premier agricultural & horticultural event with something of interest for all the family.

1940's weekend at Crich Tramway

WW2 Home Front / 1940s Event

Matlock

Mon 8 - Sun 14 Aug 2016

You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special August 1940s Week

Herdwick Sheep Racing at Ashover Show

Ashover Agricultural Show

Chesterfield

Wed 10 Aug 2016

A traditional agricultural and horticultural show with entertainment and exhibits for all the family. Trade and craft stands, and food stalls. Venue - Ashover Show Ground, Rectory Fields (S45 0BA). Signposted from the A632 at Kelstedge.

Two weeks celebration of community spirit

New Mills Festival

New Mills

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

New Mills Festival is a two week annual celebration of community spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions, trails, quizzes and performances.

Come at enjoy a leading rural arts festival

Wirksworth Festival

Wirksworth

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Every September the historic market town of Wirksworth throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see great art in a truly wonderful place. Inspirational work from both international and local artists fill the streets and houses.

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2015

Chesterfield Well Dressing

Chesterfield

Sat 10 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ).

The Old Smokey.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Matlock Bath

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Sep 2016

The annual Matlock Bath Illuminations will run from 10th September to 29th October in 2016, with a lively entertainment programme on the bandstand in Derwent Gardens every Saturday and Sunday.

Melbourne Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival - Art and Architecture Trail

Derby

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to see 120 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 70 locations in the heart of this gem of a village! A Fantastic weekend for just £5! See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity.

Sarruga Dragons- Friday at Derby Feste 2016

Derby Feste

Derby

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Sep 2016

Derby Festé is always exciting and new – with a whole range of local, national and international performers.

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Bakewell Christmas Weekend

Bakewell Christmas Weekend

Bakewell

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful town and its traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around stalls nestled within the beautiful streets and marketplace.

Meet Santa in his Grotto

Waterside Winter Wonderland

Swadlincote

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Waterside Christmas Winter Wonderland is back again. Arrive at Waterside where Santa’s chief elf and his team of elves will lead you through the enchanted forest and the valley of Christmas lights to Santa’s woodland grotto.

Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne

Tue 28 Feb - Wed 1 Mar 2017

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!