Derbyshire and the Peak District has been nominated for 'Best UK Holiday Region' at the British Travel Awards 2018. To celebrate the area that brought us Well Dressings, Bakewell Pudding and Britain's first National Park, we pick 16 top reasons why you should vote for the Peak District and Derbyshire to win. Which is your favourite?


1. The views are out of this world...

Winnats Pass

2. The Peak District was the first National Park in the UK, founded in 1951...

Kinder Scout


3. It’s home to Britain’s first long-distance walking route, the Pennine Way...

Jacob's Ladder


4. ...and is a haven for cyclists too

Cycling in the Peak District


5. After working up an appetite, there’s always great food to sample…

Local food in the Peak District


6. ...washed down by locally-brewed beers

Peak Ales beer


7. We may not have a coastline, but our reservoirs are pretty awesome...

Carsington Water


8. Adrenaline junkies can scale great heights…

Millstone Edge


9. Get a bird’s eye view…

Paragliding in the Peak District


10. Or venture underground…

Caving in Castleton


11. There are great events in stunning surroundings, all year round...

Chatsworth Country Fair


12. ...including the unique custom of Well Dressing, which begins each May

Well Dressings in Buxton


13. There’s always a new beauty spot to find...

Bamford Edge


14. ...and the locals are pretty handsome too!

Highland Cow in the Peak District


15. And even when you’re exploring our charming towns or villages…



16. Beautiful countryside views are never far away!

Share your love for the area and vote for the Peak District and Derbyshire in the British Travel Awards. Voting closes on 29th September 2018 and all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a range of fantastic prizes, including a holiday.

Already voted? Share this page with your family and friends and spread the word about this word-class destination!




  1. Khun fin
    Feel very blessed to be living in the Peak District now , after a lifetime of travel. .....a wonderful world...but great to be home !
  2. Nik Benstead
    I live in The Pesk District and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it. Best place on earth 🌏
  3. John Bekkers
    Were there every 2 months I’m home sick every time we leave I Wanne life there forever and spread my ashes when time is there peak is like my wife I love her to bits peakdistrict forrreeeee vvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    And Westham of cause

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