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, Tel: 01629 761103, www.visitpeakdistrict.com, (5 miles, 8kms)
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, Tel: 01629 760645, www.visitpeakdistrict.com, (5 miles, 8kms)
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.
Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, www.visitambervalley.com, (5 miles, 7kms)
Aldercar is an old area of what is now a joint parish with Langley Mill - it is hard to know where one starts and the other finishes. Today, the administrative parish is named Aldercar & Langley Mill.
Derbyshire, DE55 7BD, Tel: 01773 841485, (2 miles, 4kms)
Alfreton is a small market town about 14 miles north north east of Derby. Legend has it that the town takes its name from Alfred the Great, there is however no proof of this.
Derbyshire, DE56 2ES, Tel: 01773 841485, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
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!
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, Tel: 01773 841485, Email, (2 miles, 4kms)
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.
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN, Tel: 01629 761252, (5 miles, 8kms)
Eyam Moor is the location for one freestanding and two embanked stone circles.
Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AP, Tel: 01629 761377, Email, www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/leisure-a-culture/parks-a-open-spaces/hall-leys-park-matlock, (5 miles, 8kms)
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, DE56 2HU, Tel: 01773 841485, (4 miles, 7kms)
Heage is a scattered village lying between the larger towns of Ripley and Belper. The village ls in two main parts, Heage itself, and Nether Heage (or formerly High Heage and Low Heage).
Derbyshire, Tel: 01773 841485, (5 miles, 7kms)
Holbrook is a small village situated 2 miles south of Belper, it stands on a hill commanding attractive views of the surrounding countryside. The Saxon name for it was Hale Broc meaning Badger Hill.
PO Box 18, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT, Tel: 01629 580406, Email, (5 miles, 7kms)
Holloway is one of a trio of attractive villages situated south east of Matlock, the other two being Dethick and Lea. 'Upper Holloway' Leashaw is the location of Lea Hurst, famous for being built by the Florence Nightingale family.
Derbyshire, DE4 5GJ, Tel: 01773 841485, Email, (3 miles, 4kms)
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.