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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.

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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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Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town.


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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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Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall is a Grade II listed stately home in the heart of the peak district. It is surrounded by 12 acres of quintessentially English gardens


Heritage, Arts & Culture Events

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Mad Hatters Tea Party at Churnet Valley Railway

Easter Steam Train Afternoon Tea (Derbyshire and Peak District) – Mad Hatters Tea Party


Heritage, Arts & Culture Offers

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Chatsworth Discover Hidden Chatsworth

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Discover Secret Chatsworth

Chatsworth may be closed, but we have the key. The Devonshire Arms at Beeley


Chatsworth Discover Hidden Chatsworth

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Discover Secret Chatsworth

Chatsworth may be closed, but we have the key. The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley


Heritage, Arts & Culture Trails

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Belper Heritage Walk

Learn more about this industrial community and how it has changed in the past 200 years.


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The Peak District GeoWalk

The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.


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Bolsover Castle to Sutton Scarsdale Hall

This countryside walk starts and ends in the market town of Bolsover and links together two historically significant buildings, Bolsover Castle and…


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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


Heritage, Arts & Culture Itineraries

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Hardwick Hall

Castles, Markets & Spires

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


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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…


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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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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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