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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

  • Find out more about the Summer of Cycling
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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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    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
  • Eroica Britannia

    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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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Dig It Gardeners Festival at Peak Shopping VillageSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Dig It Gardeners Festival Gardeners market, kids bee trail and much more.
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 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.
    Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Dig It Gardeners Festival at Peak Shopping VillageSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Dig It Gardeners Festival Gardeners market, kids bee trail and much more.
    Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 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.
    Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyMon 20 Apr 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.
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  • City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 23 Apr 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.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 25 Apr 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.
    St George's Day at Bolsover CastleSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Witness the ultimate showdown as gallant St George takes on his arch nemesis in England's most legendary battle. Enjoy medieval music, side-splitting story telling and the big battle - George v. Dragon
    Bakewell Food FestivalSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Bakewell Food Festival The town’s historic streets will be celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that Bakewell and the Peak District have to offer.
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  • St George's Day at Bolsover CastleSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Witness the ultimate showdown as gallant St George takes on his arch nemesis in England's most legendary battle. Enjoy medieval music, side-splitting story telling and the big battle - George v. Dragon
    Bakewell Food FestivalSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Bakewell Food Festival The town’s historic streets will be celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that Bakewell and the Peak District have to offer.
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  • City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyMon 27 Apr 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.
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  • Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 30 Apr 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 30 Apr 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

18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Dig It Gardeners Festival at Peak Shopping VillageSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 2015Dig It Gardeners Festival Gardeners market, kids bee trail and much more.

18 April 2015 to 19 April 2015

Cavalier Horsemanship at Bolsover CastleSat 18 - Sun 19 Apr 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.

28 March 2015 to 19 April 2015

Scrambled Eggs Easter Trail at RSPB Coombes ValleySat 28 Mar - Sun 19 Apr 2015Get outdoors and come to RSPB Coombes Valley for a wild Easter egg trail this spring! Wander our woodland trails and see if you can unscramble our wildlife’s eggs, matching them with their wild mums for a chocolately prize.

20 April 2015 to 20 April 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyMon 20 Apr 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.

23 April 2015 to 23 April 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 23 Apr 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.

25 April 2015 to 25 April 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbySat 25 Apr 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.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

St George's Day at Bolsover CastleSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Witness the ultimate showdown as gallant St George takes on his arch nemesis in England's most legendary battle. Enjoy medieval music, side-splitting story telling and the big battle - George v. Dragon

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Bakewell Food FestivalSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015Bakewell Food Festival The town’s historic streets will be celebrating the wealth of excellent local produce that Bakewell and the Peak District have to offer.

27 April 2015 to 27 April 2015

City Centre Ghost Walk at DerbyMon 27 Apr 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.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Friar Gate Ghost Walk at DerbyThu 30 Apr 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.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Swadlincote Farmers' & Producers' Market at Swadlincote MarketThu 30 Apr 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

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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

Walking through Walton Dam

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Chesterfield

Sat 9 - Sun 17 May 2015

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.

Three days of thrilling equestrian sport!

The Dodson & Horrell Horse Trials

Chatsworth

Fri 15 - Sun 17 May 2015

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling equestrian sport, combine with entertainment for all the family in the beautiful surroundings of the Chatsworth Park.

The Tatton Park Country Show

Knutsford

Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015

Set in the beautiful parkland at Tatton, this family-oriented Country Show really will have something for everyone.

Bearded Theory Festival 2014

Bearded Theory Festival

Swadlincote

Thu 21 - Sun 24 May 2015

Bearded Theory is the Midlands largest performing and creative arts festival. Bands include James, the Mission, Afro Celt sound system, Alabama 3, Buzzcocks, The beat, British sea power, Gun, misty in roots, Neville staple, cara Dillon.

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.

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.

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!

Halloween Evening at Haddon Hall

Half Term - Halloween Fun

Bakewell

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015

Extended opening for half term. Join us on the 30th and 31st October for mask making, face painting and spooky trails.