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From historic houses to spectacular show caverns, discover the best days out and family-friendly places to visit.

Attractions and Places to Visit in the Peak District & Derbyshire

With so many award-winning attractions, great things to do and places to visit in Derbyshire and the Peak District, you're sure to find what you're looking for.

The area is bursting with attractions, ranging from the fascinating show caverns of Castleton, the historic National Trust and English Heritage properties dotted throughout Derbyshire, and a world-class industrial heritage site the Derwent Valley Mills.

If you’re after family fun, there are loads of family-friendly attractions and activities in Derbyshire and the Peak District too.

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The National Stone Centre

Telling the story of stone; the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40 acre site on the edge of the Peak District featuring 330 million year old…

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Drive Dads Car at The Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 130+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…

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High Peak Junction Visitor Centre – Cromford Canal

Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway and step back in time with the…

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Matlock Farm Park

Come on down to Matlock Farm Park, the ideal place for families to visit to enjoy the fresh air and have fun with our friendly animals.

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Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.

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Buxton Crescent Experience

Set in nine intimate rooms at The Buxton Crescent, this engaging visitor experience tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and…

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Old Bolsover Yard

The yard provides a number of craft workshops for new & up & coming businesses, as well as a Gallery.

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.

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Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

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The Derbyshire Emporium

The Derbyshire Emporium is located on Matlock Street in the Peak District market town of Bakewell.​

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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery regularly offers exhibitions of paintings, photography and ceramics

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Haddon Hall

Take a step back in time and experience the wonder of Medieval and Elizabethan architecture as you explore Haddon Hall, one of the country’s most…

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