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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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    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.
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Season Two of the Grand Tour

    The Grand Tour


    The Grand Tour is back with it's second season and is full of outstanding exhibitions in Derby Museums, the Harley Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary & Chatsworth House.
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Welcome to the Peak District & Derbyshire

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

Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection

Chatsworth

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct 2016

From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile on the continent.

The Grand Tour

Joseph Wright and the Lure of Italy

Derby

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 12 Jun 2016

Derby Museum and Art Gallery will present an exhibition drawing on Joseph Wright of Derby’s formative years in Italy, which marked a personal and professional turning point.

Leek Food and Drink Festival logo

Leek Food and Drink Festival

Leek

Sat 19 Mar 2016

Leek Food & Drink Festival will be held throughout the town centre of Leek; pubs, cafes, boutique shops, along the main shopping street, linking into the historic 800 year old market place at the heart of the town & indoor Victorian market.

Turner Prize winner Simon Starling

Simon Starling

Chesterfield

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 26 Jun 2016

Nottingham Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition by Turner Prize winner Simon Starling – his largest exhibition in the UK to date and will include a selection of his installation works, many unseen in the UK before.

A double-bill of exhibitions

Rose English and Sir Peter Blake

Chesterfield

Sun 20 Mar - Sun 5 Jun 2016

A double-bill of exhibitions will be on show at The Harley Gallery, featuring original collages from Sir Peter Blake’s celebrated ‘World Tour’ series’ and a collection of horse related works from influential performance artist Rose English.

Walking through Walton Dam

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Chesterfield

Sat 7 - Sun 15 May 2016

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 February.

Vintage bicycle event

Eroica Britannia

Bakewell

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jun 2016

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.

Peakender 2016

The Great Peak Weekender 2016

Bakewell

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jul 2016

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 3 - Thu 7 Jul 2016

Sunday 3 July, Derbyshire play Northamptonshire in a NatWest T20 Blast match. Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July, Derbyshire take on Northants in a 4 day county championship match. Sunday 10 July Derbyshire play Yorkshire again in a T20 match.

Come at enjoy a leading rural arts festival

Wirksworth Festival

Wirksworth

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

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.

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2015

Chesterfield Well Dressing

Chesterfield

Sat 10 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. Blessing Service on Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ).

Melbourne Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival - Art and Architecture Trail

Derby

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to see 120 of the Midlands most talented artists in over 70 locations in the heart of this gem of a village! A Fantastic weekend for just £5! See Melbourne come alive in a blur of colour and activity.

Scarefest

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 15 - Sun 30 Oct 2016

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2016 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Bakewell Christmas Weekend

Bakewell Christmas Weekend

Bakewell

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Nov 2016

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful town and its traditional Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around stalls nestled within the beautiful streets and marketplace.

Shrovetide Football

Royal Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne

Tue 28 Feb - Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football is a game played in the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Unlike a conventional football match the game is played over two eight hour periods with goals are 3 miles apart!