The National Tramway Museum, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world from a bygone age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past enchanting buildings, and into breathtaking scenery.
With more than 40 rides & attractions aimed at children aged 2-13 years, Gulliver's provides the complete family entertainment experience. Fun & adventure with Gully Mouse, Dora the explorer, Diego and The Lost World.
A unique hilltop Park set on top of a dramatic limestone gorge, amid great natural beauty. Journey in a state of the art cable car. Follow a guide underground to our spectacular showcaves. Explore over 60 acres of Wooded hillside.
The High Peak Trail is a 17.5 mile trail from High Peak Junction to Dowlow near Buxton. It lies a mile to the south east of Cromford village in the beautiful Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Cycle Route: High Peak Junction, Cromford to Dowlow
Derbyshire, DE4 3AT, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01629 761103, www.visitpeakdistrict.com
On the busy A6 road mid-way between Buxton and Derby, once famed for its hydros and spa treatments, Matlock is a bustling commercial centre for the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock is a good base for touring the many local attractions.
Derbyshire, DE4 3NR, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01629 760645, www.visitpeakdistrict.com
Developed as one of the country's first tourist destinations, it retains much of the character and interest that impressed early visitors. 1.5 miles south of the town of Matlock, on the busy A6, Matlock Bath is set in the beautiful gorge.
An historic town of exceptional character, once the centre of Derbyshire's lead mining industry, its narrow lanes and alleys are a delight to explore. Lead has been mined around Wirksworth since Roman times.
Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4HW, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01629 583388
A tiny agricultural hamlet set in the remote White Peak uplands. Traces of a Roman road and the former route of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, now the High Peak Trail, run close to Aldwark.
Alport Lane, Ashley Hay, Belper, DE56 2DQ, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01909 486411
Alport Heights is a hill near Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is a popular picnic site, since it has extensive views to the South, and is the first hill over 1,000 ft within easy reach of Derby, it is in the care of the National Trust.
Derbyshire, DE56 2ES, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Ambergate is a small village between Belper and Matlock. The main Derby to Matlock Road (A6) goes through the village and runs parallel with the beautiful River Derwent.
An attractive village rising up the hillside, half a mile north of Wirksworth. Sheltered below Barrel Edge, there are some magnificent panoramic views from Bolehill. The village looks to its larger neighbour Wirksworth for its' facilities.
A remote hill village in quiet limestone countryside, overlooking Havenhill Dale with Haven Hill to the south. The tiny cluster of limestone buildings here are grouped by the Elizabethan Bradbourne Hall and the noble church of All Saints.
Carsington, Ashbourne, DE6 1ST, (3 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01629 540696, www.moretoexperience.co.uk
Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out - and best of all most facilities are free! On site shops cater for everybody, these include our new outdoor clothes shop 'Water Rail'. The Gallery Cafe & Main Sail Restaurant.
Derbyshire, DE4 5DF, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01773 841485, Email
Crich is a pretty Derbyshire village on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales. It is the home of the Crich Tramway Village and Crich Stand - the memorial to the Worcesteshire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.
Dethick is a small village comprising of a church, a farm and a few other buildings. The village dates back many centuries. The family of Anthony Babington, a keen supporter of Mary Queen of Scots, inherited the estate from the Dethicks.
We operate tourist passenger services between Wirksworth and Idridgehay (3½ miles) and Ravenstor (½ mile up a 1 in 27 incline) using Diesel Multiple Units and sone Steam services
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01629 761252
Eyam Moor is the location for one freestanding and two embanked stone circles.
A small hamlet at a junction of roads set in the limestone country of the White Peak. 3 miles west of Cromford, most peoples pass through Grangemill on the way elsewhere on one of the five roads that all meet here.
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01629 761377, Email, www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/leisure-a-culture/parks-a-open-spaces/hall-leys-park-matlock
Hall Leys Park is officially one of the best in the UK after being awarded its fourth consecutive Green Flag Award in July 2011.
Close by the dam wall of Carsington Reservoir, Hognaston is a peaceful little village with some pretty cottages. Hognaston is an ancient settlement, with a pleasant south facing location off the Ashbourne to Wirksworth road.