Derbyshire is truly a fantastic place to visit, whether it is for a short break, holiday or simply a family day out, there is plenty to see and do. Home to rolling hills, sweeping dales and moorlands, Derbyshire is a perfect country retreat for those who love to explore the great outdoors!
Located in the East Midlands of England, the county contains part of the National Forest and the Peak District National Park. Ramblers and hikers can walk through miles of moorlands, dales, rivers and fresh springs, whilst stopping off to explore stone cottages in friendly market towns.
Whilst visiting Derbyshire, we recommend exploring Chatsworth House. The stunning stately home is nestled in expansive parkland with an impressive backdrop of rolling hills and heather moorland. The house contains centuries old collections from the Cavendish family and previous owners, dating back to the 16th century. Chatsworth House has been nominated as Britain’s favourite country house numerous times, with the gardens alone attracting over 300,000 visitors a year.
Probably the most well known town in Derbyshire is Bakewell, famous for its delicious tarts and many other treats. Located on the banks of the river Wye, Bakewell is a picture perfect town, encompassing mellow stone buildings, a medieval arch stone bridge and charming streets. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, the town of Bakewell is definitely worth a visit!
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