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    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.

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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

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    Summer Of Cycling


    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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    50th Anniversary of the Pennine Way


    This year sees England's most famous National Trail, The Pennine Way, turn 50! It officially opened on 24 April 1965, and ever since it has been attracting walkers from all over the world to challenge the 268 mile trail which begins in the heart of the Peak District at Edale.

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    Romantic Breaks


    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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    ALWAYS IN SEASON


    Whatever the weather or time of year, the Peak District & Derbyshire is the perfect place for a short break or longer stay. In the height of summer or the midst of winter, in the White Peaks' Dales or the Dark Peaks' Moors ~ search your next great escape with us now. 

  • 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... 

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    SPECTACULAR


    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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    TAKE A SEAT


    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!

  • A WORLD AWAY…


    ..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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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Knight Time! at Bolsover CastleTue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015Arise young knights! Bring your little ones and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and impress your family. Be greeted by the medieval castle knight and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.
    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Knight Time! at Bolsover CastleTue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015Arise young knights! Bring your little ones and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and impress your family. Be greeted by the medieval castle knight and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.
    Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB at Peak Shopping VillageThu 28 May 2015Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB Fun learning and activities from the nature experts.
    City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.
    Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.
    Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 28 May 2015You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote
    Knight Time! at Bolsover CastleTue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015Arise young knights! Bring your little ones and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and impress your family. Be greeted by the medieval castle knight and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Knight Time! at Bolsover CastleTue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015Arise young knights! Bring your little ones and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and impress your family. Be greeted by the medieval castle knight and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome
    Family Fun Day at Bakewell ShowgroundFri 29 May 2015Join us for a day of fun, including Donkey Rides, Fair Rides, Climbing Wall, Games & Sports, Bouncy Castles, Beach, Extreme Wheels Roadshow, Face Painting, Food Court, Trade Stands and much more.
    Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.
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  • Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
    Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.
    Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

23 May 2015 to 27 May 2015

Wirksworth Well DressingSat 23 - Wed 27 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

21 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Funfair at Queen's ParkThu 21 - Thu 28 May 2015This Spring Bank Holiday will see Proctors Funfair return to Queen's Park and provide entertainment and fun for all the family.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB at Peak Shopping VillageThu 28 May 2015Feeding Wildlife in your garden with the RSPB Fun learning and activities from the nature experts.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Starting from the The Bell Inn in Sadlergate, explore Derby's haunted and gory past on the City Centre Ghostwalk. Prepare for tales of the Black Death, brutal murders, and hauntings.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 28 May 2015Friar Gate Ghost Walk begins from and ends at Derby Gaol, we set off on a tour featuring stories of ghosts, executions, hauntings, and murders.

28 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 28 May 2015You are invited to come along and see what is on offer from our local producers, see what is Grown, Raised, Made, Brewed, Pickled, Bottled, Baked or Caught within 35 miles of The National Forest. Free Entry & Free Parking in Swadlincote

26 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Knight Time! at Bolsover CastleTue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015Arise young knights! Bring your little ones and become knights for the day, hone your skills for the battlefield and impress your family. Be greeted by the medieval castle knight and hear tantalising tales of chivalrous battles and fearsome

29 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Family Fun Day at Bakewell ShowgroundFri 29 May 2015Join us for a day of fun, including Donkey Rides, Fair Rides, Climbing Wall, Games & Sports, Bouncy Castles, Beach, Extreme Wheels Roadshow, Face Painting, Food Court, Trade Stands and much more.

23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Middleton by Youlgrave Well Dressing at Middleton by Youlgreave Sat 23 - Fri 29 May 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Middleton-by-Youlgrave one well is dressed. Blessing Service in The Square

30 May 2015 to 30 May 2015

Derby Roundhouse Tour - WHS Discovery Days at The RoundhouseSat 30 May 2015Join us on a journey to explore the oldest surviving turning shed in the WORLD where the golden age of steam once ruled the world!!

30 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 30 - Sun 31 May 2015Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

31 May 2015 to 31 May 2015

Cycle Fest 2015 at Shirebrook AcademySun 31 May 2015Shirebrook Academy is delighted to host the brand new Cycle Fest event organised by Bolsover District Council. This exciting event is being organised to promote the newly created Archaeological Way.

23 May 2015 to 01 June 2015

Monyash Well DressingSat 23 May - Mon 1 Jun 2015This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. In Monyash, 3 wells are dressed and 2 of these are by children. Refreshments are available at the Bull’s Head Pub or at the Smithy Cafe.

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Vintage bicycle event

Eroica Britannia

Bakewell

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jun 2015

As named as 'One of the Best Value Family Festivals in the UK' by Visit England. The iconic 3 day Summertime life, style and cycling festival Eroica Britannia returns to Bakewell for a second year.

The Great Peak Weekender Beer Festival

The Great Peak Weekender

Bakewell

Fri 3 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Santa aboard the John Varley narrowboat

Santa Special Boat Trips

Chesterfield

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Nov 2015

Bring the kids for a Santa Special voyage along the Chesterfield Canal at Christmas. There's a toy for each child and a drink and mince pie for each adult. Trips last 30 minutes from Tapton Lock. Booking and advance payment essential.