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Heritage, Arts & Culture

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is bursting with heritage, arts and culture, with a fine choice of museums, galleries and visitor attractions in all corners of the country.

The area is famously connected to the Industrial Revolution and is home to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There’s a wealth of museums to explore, plus places to visit that have inspired generations of writers, artists and creatives, including Charlotte Bronte and Joseph Wright.

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice. Enjoy live theatre and up to the minute cinema, arts and festivals and local events celebrating the Peak District and Derbyshire’s unique cultural offer.




Creswell Crags

Wooly mammoths roamed the lands around Creswell Crags, and nomadic Neanderthal man sought shelter in Creswell Crags’ caves whilst they were following…

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Buxton Crescent Hotel

A stay at the Buxton Crescent is the perfect opportunity to sleep in a magnificent heritage building, with all the service and amenities of a 5-star…

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Cromford Mills

Explore the history of Cromford Mills and discover the captivating story of how the Derwent Valley changed the world in the 18th Century with the…

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Bennerley Viaduct

Discover this magnificent wrought iron railway viaduct and a wealth of heritage in this corner of DH Lawrence country.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Events


Joris Laarman, Maker Bench (Hexagon), 2018


Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth

18 March - 1 October - Explore 16 contemporary global designers coming together to reveal over 500 years of design history at Chatsworth, bringing…

Animal Guyz


Animal Guyz - Animals Unleashed

A show packed with animal effects, music and laughter, designed to both entertain and educate using no live animals, but stunning puppetry and…

James Dilley


Adult Flintknapping with Dr James Dilley

Discover the art of the oldest craft in the world: Flintknapping. How did prehistoric people make tools to survive the Stone Age?

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Eat Breathe Live Arts Festival

An afternoon and evening dedicated to the arts

Heritage, Arts & Culture Offers


Kenwood Hall

Special Offer

Book an overnight Chatsworth package at Mercure…

From just £188 per night for 2 people its a perfect place to stay, enjoy the Peak District countryside and visit the iconic Chatsworth House.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Trails


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A Stroll along Cromford Canal

A walk along the old canal tow path on the five mile stretch through the Derwent Valley between Ambergate and Cromford passing through the village of…


Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk

An interesting 6 or 8 mile walk through woods and fields to visit Chatsworth House in its setting beside the River Derwent

Cromford Church

Walk through the Derwent Valley Mills World…

A delightful 6 mile or 8 mile walk through some of the key places within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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Derby Heritage Walk

Discover the southern gateway to the Derwent Valley Milld World Heritage Site.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Itineraries


Belper North Mill

Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

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What to See & Do: 48 hours in Buxton

This itinerary based in the historic spa and market town of Buxton, famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture.

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City Heritage, Culture and Cocktails!

Visit Derby, the UK’s most central city, with a rich history of creativity and making, a busy cultural calendar, a varied shopping offer and the…

Hardwick Hall

Castles, Markets & Spires

Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

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