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  • Autumn Inspiration

    Autumn Inspiration

    Autumn is a wonderful time of year to explore the Peak District & Derbyshire. Spend the days exploring and kicking up the leaves on a woodland walk followed by cosying up in the evening by a welcoming open fire.
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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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    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.

  • 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.
  • Embrace winter

    Wrap up warm, brave the chill in the air and take a bracing walk in the winter landscape of the Peak District & Derbyshire.
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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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Christmas at the Nicholson

Christmas at the Nicholson


Sat 26 Nov - Sat 24 Dec 2016

The annual Christmas Gift Bazaar at Leek’s Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery returns for the festive season. This is the ideal place to find quality gifts to suit all the family.

Hall Leys Park

Victorian Matlock Christmas Weekend and Market


Fri 2 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Over 150 stalls in two marquees. The market will see the widest variety of goods from both local producers and stall holders from all parts of the country. Street entertainers etc and fireworks on Sunday at 5.15pm

Meet Santa in his Grotto

Waterside Winter Wonderland


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.

Christmas at Cromford Mills

Family Fun-Christmas Weekend


Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

A Christmas weekend for all the family. MEET SANTA . Tell him how good you’ve been this year and what you would like for Christmas.

Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Sat 10 Dec 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Hi ho, hi ho - away we go with a blockbuster of a show that's sure to get you laughing, singing along and joining in with all the seasonal fun you've come to expect from a Buxton Opera House pantomime!

Victorian Christmas Market

Victorian Christmas Market


Sat 17 Dec 2016

A Christmas Extravaganza in traditional Victorian style, with dressed market stalls in the indoor Victorian Market and festive outdoor Antiques and Farmers' Market. Featuring live music, face painting, Paper Wizard and dancing demos.

Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football


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!

Walking in the Drone Valley

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival


Sat 6 - Sun 14 May 2017

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.

First ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show!

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show


Wed 7 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Set in the dramatic grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire’s stunning Peak District, the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is the must-see event of 2017