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, (2 miles, 3kms), 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, 5kms), 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.
One of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire with a 15th Century church. Ashover is home to a couple of ghosts, including the Laughing Cavalier who haunts the Black Swan. It's said that arrows for the Battle of Agincourt were made here!
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.
Brackenfield was probably originally known as 'Brackenthwaite' meaning a bracken clearing. Today it is a scattered village centred around the very large Village Green. Well dressings are held here at the end of May.
A small town developed by the 'Father of the Railways' George Stephenson, who discovered coal whilst building the Clay Cross Tunnel and founded the Clay Cross Company. The tunnel still survives today and is know locally as the Mile Long.
Derbyshire, DE4 5DF, (5 miles, 8kms), 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.
Situated alongside the A6 between Bakewell and Rowsley, many pass through the village and miss out on some little gems. The original part of the village is centred off the A6, around the church of St Helen's and close to the river Derwent.
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, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01629 761252
Eyam Moor is the location for one freestanding and two embanked stone circles.
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP, (2 miles, 3kms), 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.
Handley is a small village close to Ogston Reservoir. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only a few minutes from the busy town of Clay Cross. Ogston Reservoir was built by damming the River Amber and is now a haven for birdwatchers.
Derbyshire, DE4 5GJ, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01773 841485, Email
The village of Lea is situated in picturesque countryside climbing up from the Derwent Valley. Its most famous resident was Florence Nightingale whose family home Lea Hurst is in the village.
Lea, Derbyshire, DE4 5AG, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01773 841485
Lea Bridge lies in the valley to the west of Holloway and to the southwest of Lea at grid reference SK318563. This settlement grew around the need for workers houses for the nearby mills.
Cromford Canal, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5HN, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 01629 823204, www.middleton-leawood.org.uk
Built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent to Cromford Canal, Leawood Pump is capable of lifting approximately five tons of water each minute, up to a height of 30 feet.
Jaggers Lane, Darley Moor, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LH, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01246 590200, www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk
Set in part of a 600 acre working farm, the Park provides a great day out with varied activities for all the family and offers hours of fun and learning. Meet the animals, try out the Adventure Playground or have a go on the Go-Kart Track.
An old lead mining village dominated by nearby quarrying activities. Old limestone cottages climb along the single street so typical of an old mining community. Still a busy working village, with pubs and a small shop.