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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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    This programme of cycling events, entertainment and festivals takes place from May to September 2015. Choose from a variety of rides and workshops, watch cyclists in action or join in the fun.

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    Whether it's strolling hand in hand on a country walk or relaxing under the clear night sky, there are plenty of places for romance in the Peak District & Derbyshire. Choose from luxury boutique hotels, indulgent spa breaks, fine dining restaurants or simply admire the awe-inspiring views.

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    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... 

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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 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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  • Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)
    Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am
    Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.
    Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.
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  • Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.
    Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)
    Bakewell Carnival WeekSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing is now a regular fixture on the Derbyshire summer events calendar.
    Bakewell Well DressingSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Sunday 28 June 2014 at 2.30 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.
    Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am
    Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.
    Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.
    The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.
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  • Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.
    Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)
    Whaley Bridge Well DressingSun 28 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. Wells have been dressed in Whaley since the year 2000, and now, 6-8 well dressings are on display in the town. Blessing Service Sunday 2.30pm 28th June at Tom Brads Croft, Canal Basin
    Bakewell Carnival WeekSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing is now a regular fixture on the Derbyshire summer events calendar.
    Bakewell Well DressingSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Sunday 28 June 2014 at 2.30 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.
    Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am
    Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.
    Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.
    The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.
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  • Play - Satin 'n' Steel at Pomegranate TheatreMon 29 - Tue 30 Jun 2015When karaoke singer, Teena meets veteran pro, Vince, both their lives are set to change. Together, they form a duo - ‘Satin ‘n’ Steel’ - and a journey of clubs and cruises follow until a dark secret threatens to burst the showbiz bubble.
    Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.
    Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)
    Whaley Bridge Well DressingSun 28 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. Wells have been dressed in Whaley since the year 2000, and now, 6-8 well dressings are on display in the town. Blessing Service Sunday 2.30pm 28th June at Tom Brads Croft, Canal Basin
    Bakewell Carnival WeekSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing is now a regular fixture on the Derbyshire summer events calendar.
    Bakewell Well DressingSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Sunday 28 June 2014 at 2.30 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.
    Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am
    Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.
    Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.
    The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.
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  • Play - Satin 'n' Steel at Pomegranate TheatreMon 29 - Tue 30 Jun 2015When karaoke singer, Teena meets veteran pro, Vince, both their lives are set to change. Together, they form a duo - ‘Satin ‘n’ Steel’ - and a journey of clubs and cruises follow until a dark secret threatens to burst the showbiz bubble.
    Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.
    Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)
    Whaley Bridge Well DressingSun 28 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. Wells have been dressed in Whaley since the year 2000, and now, 6-8 well dressings are on display in the town. Blessing Service Sunday 2.30pm 28th June at Tom Brads Croft, Canal Basin
    Bakewell Carnival WeekSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing is now a regular fixture on the Derbyshire summer events calendar.
    Bakewell Well DressingSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Sunday 28 June 2014 at 2.30 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.
    Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am
    Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.
    Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.
    The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.

29 June 2015 to 30 June 2015

Play - Satin 'n' Steel at Pomegranate TheatreMon 29 - Tue 30 Jun 2015When karaoke singer, Teena meets veteran pro, Vince, both their lives are set to change. Together, they form a duo - ‘Satin ‘n’ Steel’ - and a journey of clubs and cruises follow until a dark secret threatens to burst the showbiz bubble.

27 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.

26 June 2015 to 10 July 2015

Elmton (nr Creswell) Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 10 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Elmton dresses 3 wells. Blessing Service Friday 27 June 2014, 7 pm outside St Peter’s Church (S80 4GZ)

28 June 2015 to 05 July 2015

Whaley Bridge Well DressingSun 28 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. Wells have been dressed in Whaley since the year 2000, and now, 6-8 well dressings are on display in the town. Blessing Service Sunday 2.30pm 28th June at Tom Brads Croft, Canal Basin

27 June 2015 to 05 July 2015

Bakewell Carnival WeekSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing is now a regular fixture on the Derbyshire summer events calendar.

27 June 2015 to 05 July 2015

Bakewell Well DressingSat 27 Jun - Sun 5 Jul 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Bakewell 5 wells are dressed. Blessing Service Sunday 28 June 2014 at 2.30 pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Bath Garden, The Square, Bakewell.

26 June 2015 to 02 July 2015

Rowsley Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2015This ancient custom is a unique part of Derbyshire tradition and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials. In Rowsley one well is dressed. Blessing Service - Sunday 28 June 2015, 10am

26 June 2015 to 03 July 2015

Norbury Primary School Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire and is the art of decorating wells with pictures made from natural materials.. At Norbury Primary School, one well is dressed. Blessing Service 26th June 1.45.

26 June 2015 to 03 July 2015

Tintwistle Well DressingFri 26 Jun - Fri 3 Jul 2015The ancient custom of well dressing is unique to Derbyshire. In Tintwistle, one well is dressed.

27 June 2015 to 05 September 2015

The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.

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The Great Peak Weekender Beer Festival

The Great Peak Weekender

Bakewell

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Jul 2015

Enjoy some of the world’s best beers in some of the UK’s most stunning countryside. A great range of Thornbridge cask, keg and bottled beer and those from our brewing friends. Great local foods, live music and DJs.

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield

Sun 5 - Thu 9 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 5 day county match (LV= County Championship). Sunday 12 July Derbyshire play Yorkshire Twenty

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Bolsover

Thu 9 Jul 2015

BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 38th series in the grounds of English Heritage’s Bolsover Castle.

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield Cricket Festival

Chesterfield

Sun 12 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 5 day county match (LV= County Championship). Sunday 12 July Derbyshire play Yorkshire Twenty

Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival

Chesterfield

Fri 17 Jul 2015

A well-established, intimate and family friendly music festival, mainly folk and world music, in a beautiful rural setting. Held in large marquees on a greenfield site at Brunt's Fields in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire.

Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival

Chesterfield

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jul 2015

A well-established, intimate and family friendly music festival, mainly folk and world music, in a beautiful rural setting. Held in large marquees on a greenfield site at Brunt's Fields in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire.

Medieval Beggars at Chesterfield Medieval Market

Chesterfield Medieval Market

Chesterfield

Tue 28 Jul 2015

Chesterfield Market goes back to the Middle Ages with stall holders in fancy dress! Entertainment includes Medieval Beggars, a living history Encampment at the Church, a fun fair and lots more.

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.

Buxton Family Faestival

Buxton Family Festival

Buxton

Sat 1 - Sun 16 Aug 2015

Thinking of what to do this summer with the kids? Buxton Family Festival may provide the answer

Bakewell Show

Bakewell Show

Bakewell

Wed 5 - Thu 6 Aug 2015

The 185th 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.

Bloodstock

Bloodstock Open Air 'Heavy Metal' Festival

Swadlincote

Thu 6 - Sun 9 Aug 2015

Bloodstock Open Air will return to the picturesque location of Catton Hall, Walton on Trent in Derbyshire.

Herdwick Sheep Racing at Ashover Show

Ashover Agricultural Show

Chesterfield

Wed 12 Aug 2015

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.

Ashbourne Show

Ashbourne Show

Ashbourne

Sat 15 Aug 2015

2015 will be the 124th Ashbourne Show and we pride ourselves on maintaining high standards of entries in our livestock and all horse classes, together with over 150 quality trade stands, food hall and craft tent exhibitors.

Crich Model Tram and Railway Exhibition

Model Tram and Railway Exhibition

Matlock

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Aug 2015

A Model Tram and Railway Exhibition will be held at Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum.

Jousting at Bolsover Castle

Grand Medieval Joust

Bolsover

Sun 30 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval England. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour.

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.

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Sep 2015

For a true taste of the very best the countryside has to offer, there's nowhere quite like the annual Country Fair here at Chatsworth.

Come at enjoy a leading rural arts festival

Wirksworth Festival

Wirksworth

Thu 10 - Sun 20 Sep 2015

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 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).

Melbourne Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival - Art and Architecture Trail

Derby

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sep 2015

Don't miss this opportunity to see 100 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 60 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.

Derby Feste 2014

Derby Feste

Derby

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Sep 2015

Derby City Centre will once again transform, for a ninth year, into a world-class festival site and, through a multitude of outdoor performance areas, act as the perfect platform to play host to Derby Festé 2015.

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; 2015 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Illuminated Trams as night falls at Crich

Starlight Specials

Matlock

Mon 26 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

We are illuminating the site with special lighting effects and trams in the dark for our Starlight Special Week. Come along and celebrate Halloween on 31st October.

Enter Bolsover Castle if you dare!

Ghost Tours

Bolsover

Wed 28 Oct - Sat 28 Nov 2015

Join our eerie evening tour around Bolsover Castle and hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. (Over 16s only).