• 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.
  • heritage open days, 8-11 september


    Every year volunteers across England organise 5,000 events to celebrate history, architecture and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. See what's happening in the Peak District & Derbyshire over the weekend, 8th - 11th September.
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Autumn Footprints Festival

Autumn Footprints Festival

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Sat 10 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 39 free guided walks from 10th - 25th September 2016. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everyone of all abilities.

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!

Illuminated Trams as night falls at Crich

Starlight Spectacular

Matlock

Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct 2016

A chance to ride the trams into the evening with special lighting effects and activities throughout the week.

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!

Walking in the Drone Valley

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Chesterfield

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.