Repton, former capital of the kingdom of Mercia, is today a fusion of village and public school. The village has one pricipal street, lined with a number of Georgian properties. The Medieval cross on its octagonal steps are a focal point.
The National Brewery Centre celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence worldwide. Visitors are told the story of brewing by actors in period costume, multi-media interactive displays and hundreds of exhibits.
Barrow on Trent is a quiet, unspoilt Derbyshire Village, sited between the River Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, about 5 miles south of Derby. Most of the village is included within a conservation area.
Bretby is a quiet secluded village lying amid some of South Derbyshire's most attractive countryside. At its centre is the village green, surrounded by the former village school, cottages and St Wystan's parish church rebuilt in 1877.
Egginton village is a peacefu South Derbyshire village on the river Dove, 8 miles south west of Derby. The Trent and Mersey Canal is carried over the River Dove in Egginton, on an arched aqueduct built to the design of James Brindley.
Etwall was originally named after the Saxon King 'Eata' whose well or spring still survives near the parish church in the village centre. St Helen, to whom the church is dedicated, is associated with Holy Wells elsewhere in the Country.
Findern is a tranquil village situated about 8 miles west of Derby. It has a traditional village green, originally with a duck pond, overlooked by All Saints Parish Church (which was built in 1864-4), the Post Office, shops and cottages.
Milton, Ticknall, Derby, DE65 6EG, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01332 865081, www.moretoexperience.co.uk
A beautiful sight in The National Forest with areas of woodland, grassland, heath and wetland, for you to explore along waymarked footpaths.
Hartshorne is a village and parish on the road from Derby to Ashby de la Zouch. The Manor House in Hartshorne believed to have been built in 1629 is a grade II timber-framed house which dominates the road junction at the top of the village.
Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. Runner up in the 2011 National Farm Attraction Award Category C. All the fun of the farm at your finger tips!
Derby, DE3 5DA, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01332 255802, Email
Located to the west of the city of Derby. Records of the settlement that became the village of Mickleover (Mikel Urfa) go back to Saxon times.
Swarkestone is marked by the river bridge built in 1797, which leads on to a largely medieval stone causeway. The bridge and causeway are 3/4 mile long and was the point at which Bonnie Prince Charlie turned back northwards in 1745.
Ticknall is a pretty village situated 2 miles from Melbourne. Until the 1980's, most of Ticknall was owned by the Harpur Crewe estate. It still has the character of an estate village and enjoys an unspoilt countryside setting.