Attractions in Derbyshire and the Peak District 2013
Places to visit in Derbyshire and the Peak District 2013
Arkwrights Cromford Mill, Cromford
Worlds first successful water powered cotton spinning mill, restored by the Arkwright Society. Mill and village tours. Shops and restaurant.
Open daily 9am-5pm. More details
Barlborough Heritage Centre
Our artefacts represent the life and history of the local community within the Barlborough Parish, including its buildings, work and home life of its gentry and local people. With many photographs, documents and items of interest there is something for everyone. Open to the public four days per week. Community/School groups are very welcome to visit, a courtesy call from groups to acknowledge their visit is much appreciated as we rely on volunteer support. Free entry and full disabled access.
Please visit our website for further information www.barlboroughrc.btck.co.uk
Belper North Mill, Belper
Examines the areas industrial heritage, in particular the contribution made by the Strutt family More details
Belper River Gardens, situated close to Belper mills which form part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Open daily. More details
Blue John Craft Shop and Museum, Castleton
The Blue John Cavern in the Peak District is a series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. More details
Bolsover Castle see Bolsover Castle
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery,Terrace Road,Buxton
Antiques and geological specimens from the Buxton area
Exhibitions of Art and Photography More details
Calke Abbey see Calke Abbey
Carsington Water,near Ashbourne
Water sports, cycling,cafe,shops,exhibitions,childrens play area and visitors centre More details
Cascades Gardens is a beautiful 4 acre public garden set in the historic village of Bonsall, near Matlock Derbyshire. It is open to the public 10.00am to 5.00pm on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between 1st April to 30th September. See www.derbyshiregarden.com
Cauldwells Mill, at Rowsley, near Matlock.
Only complete water turbine powered roller mill in the country. Shop, craft centre, cafe and art gallery. More details
Chatsworth House Opening times from Wednesday 12 March to 23 December 2010 - see Chatsworth House
Chesterfield Market, One of the largest open air markets in England with over 200 stalls. Open mon, fri and Sat. Flea market on Thurs.
Chesterfield `Crooked Spire, Chesterfield's 228ft crooked spire leans nearly 9ft from its true centre and moves a little further every year More details
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. More details
Chestnut Centre at Chapel-en-le-Frith. Captive bred otters and owls in natural surroundings around an extensive nature trail set in 50 acres of grounds near Ford Hall. More details
Conkers National Forest Visitors Centre, Swadlincote
Environmental exhibitions and activities, adventure playground and gift shop. More details
Creswell Crags Welbeck, Worksop,Nottinghamshire
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and fissures. The caves are world famous as the most northerly home of our ancestors who lived during the Ice Age. More details
Crich Tramway Museum, Crich
Collection of trams from all over the world. More details
Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, Denby
Guided tours demonstrating production of oven and giftware. Restaurant, cookery emporium and factory shop. More details
Derby Industrial Museum,The Silk Mill,Derby
Rolls Royce collection of historic areo-engines and an introduction to the industrial history of Derbyshire
Open all year Mon 11am-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun and Bank Hols 1-4pm
Tel 01332 255308
Donnington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derbyshire
Over 130 exhibits depicting motor sport history from the turn of the 1900's to the present day.
Open daily 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. Closed Christmas to New Year.
Admission Adults £7, Stidents/OAP's £5, children £2.50, family £14.
Tel: 01332 811027
website at Donington Collection
Dunge Valley Rhododendron Gardens and hardy plant nursery, Kettleshulme in Cheshire and the High Peak
See a collection of over 550 different species and hybrid Rhododendrons as though in a Rhododendron Himalayan valley with Acers, Magnolias and associated plants with streams, waterfalls, ponds, bridges, bog gardens and a wide variety of unusual perennials and shrubs, in a magnificent scenic setting, making a fantastic day out for all to enjoy.
Elvaston Castle Country Park, Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Derby
Large House amid extensive historic gardens, lake and parkland. Estate museum, riding school, annual events include craft and computer fairs, the county show and a steam rally.
The park is open daily from dawn to dusk
Tel 01332 571342 for other facilities at the park. Tel 01332 751972 for Riding School enquiries.
Erewash museum, Ilkeston town centre
18th century house with collections of local history items, displayed in room settings and galleries.
Open Feb to December, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Bank Hols 10am to 4pm
Tel: 0115 9071141
Eyam Hall see Eyam Hall
Eyam Museum, Eyam,Derbyshire
Vivid portrayal of the outbreak of the bubonic plague in Eyam when over a third of the population died. Subsequent growth of local industries is described, together with local geology More details
If looking for accommodation in Derbyshire or the Peak District see Derbyshire and Peak District Accommodation or Peak District Accommodation.
If looking for accommodation in Derby see Derby Accommodation