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Derbyshire is a stunning county in England and home to most of the Peak District National Park including breathtaking areas such as Goyt Valley, Buxton and Pools Cavern.  The popular ‘Bakewell’ pudding also comes from Derbyshire in the small village of; yep you guessed it, Bakewell!

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Derbyshire

Buxton

Buxton Derbyshire England United Kingdom

Buxton is an absolutely fantastic town to visit, it is situated in the peak district and surrounded by stunning views of the countryside!

Every summer people from surrounding areas flock here to enjoy the pavilion gardens and other attractions that it has to offer.  There is a great range of shops and impressive architecture here including the Buxton Pavilion itself, The Crescent, Buxton Opera house and Palace Hotel.

There are plenty of lovely walks in the area, the pavilion has miniature train rides, an excellent play area and a lovely river that runs through the centre of it, Its a prime spot for picnics when the sun comes out to play.

You can also visit Pools cavern in Buxton Country Park and take a tour down into the limestone caverns that are millions of years old.

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Bakewell

Bakewell Derbyshire England United Kingdom

Situated on the banks of the River Wye, Bakewell is another lovely picturesque town located in the Peak District with lovely picnic spots along the river bank.

The towns stone buildings, Medieval bridge and picturesque river make this area a popular choice for artists who love to sit and paint the beautiful surroundings.

You can’t come to Bakewell without visiting ‘The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop’!  The Bakewell pudding, which made this town famous has been made here since 1865 and is now a well known and much-loved pudding throughout the UK.

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Matlock Bath

Matlock Derbyshire England United Kingdom

Matlock Bath is a very small village, you can literally drive straight through it in seconds yet it is surprising the amount attractions you will find here! It is a very popular village indeed to both tourists and locals from surrounding areas.

Located in the steep hills that are the backdrop to the village you will find Gulliver’s Kingdom, a fantastic unique family theme park that offers great fun and adventure for family members of all ages.

Along the riverside in the village, there are some amazing areas to have a picnic along with ice-cream shops so you can sit and relax while enjoying the sound of the soothing flow of the river.

Just through Matlock Bath, there is a very small village called Cromford where you will find ‘Scarthin Books of Cromford’, this place must not be missed!

The bookshop is like something you will find in Harry Potter! Twisting corridors and staircases over 3 floors full of old books! At the top, you will find a delicious vegan cafe that serves mouth-watering food!

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield Derbyshire England United Kingdom

Chesterfield is a market town in Derbyshire well known well known for its Medieval church with its twisted and leaning spire.

There is an impressive market here 3 times a week which has over 250 market stalls selling all kinds of unique products and locally baked foods.

Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle and Creswell Crags are 3 very popular places to visit here each offering a unique experience and a look back into the different eras of Chesterfield’s history.

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Glossop

Glossop Derbyshire England United Kingdom

Nestled just at the bottom of ‘Snake Pass’ Glossop is a highly attractive town especially for hikers.

The area is a gateway to many wonderful natural places including Bleaklow, Kinder Scout, Black Hill and Logandale Valley.

There is a great range of B&B’s in the and other places to stay for you can spend a few days really exploring this beautiful gem.

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Location of airports near Derbyshire

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport to Derbyshire

East Midlands Airport is closest to the Derbyshire area at just 29 miles away which takes around 50 Minutes travel time by car.

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is 43 miles away from Derbyshire, 1 hr and 20 mins travel time.

Night life

The night life in Derbyshire happens in Derby which is around 16 miles away.

Derby has a great nightlife and is a popular place for students too with Derby University being in the area.

The city has different venues offering a fantastic range of music styles and prices that will suit all budgets, there are many large nightclubs two of the most popular are Revolucion De Cuba and The venue.

There are also many great local pubs with happy hour offers that have a warm inviting atmosphere, serve great food and stay open until late.

Scenery and places to see

Derbyshire is full of natural beauty and breathtaking scenic places to see, everywhere you look there are stunning sites and villages which are surrounded by rolling hills.

One place to visit is Goyt Valley, it is hard to describe just how magical this place is unless you see it with your own eyes! Valley walks, a large reservoir, underwater village and the ruins of Erwood hall are just a few of the beautiful sites to be seen here.

In summer visitors flock to the reservoir here to jump from the bridge and picnic by the waters edge.

History

There are parts of Derbyshire that date back to millions of years ago, especially with the prehistoric caves at Cresswell Craggs.

The county also has numerous burial sites and stone circles from the Bronze Age, the most preserved one being Arbor Low which can be found just past Buxton.

Many areas in Derbyshire also fell under the control of the Roman armies and evidence of this still exists especially in Little Chester and also the city of Derby.