Derbyshire and Peak District Visitor Guide
Places to Visit and Things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District in 2021.
Derbyshire and Peak District towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers, offer beautiful scenery, and a rich variety of customs that date back from time immemorial.
Events or things to do in Derbyshire and places to to look forward to visiting in 2021
Christmas Tree Festival at The Crooked Spire in Chesterfield, Derbyshire 18 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Victorian Matlock – Christmas Market 2021 at Hall Leys Park, Matlock, Derbyshire Friday 3 – Sunday 5 December 2021
Chatsworth Christmas Market 6 Nov 2021 - 24 Nov 2021 and
Christmas at Chatsworth 6 Nov 2021 - 9 Jan 2022
Bakewell Christmas Market 20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Event informations throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organisers.
For more Derbyshire and Peak District events in 2021 please see the Events Calendar 2021
Many attractions and visitor sites throughout Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park have been closed to the public during these past few months to help limit the spread of Coronavirus. These are now slowly reopening with restrictions and are looking forward to welcoming visitors back in a way that is safe for staff, community and visitors alike. To visit, many of them like Chatsworth Gardens or National Trust estates have an online pre booking system in place.
Please check out attractions before your visit. Severn Trent visitor sites have largely reopened with restrictions in place including Carsington Water and Foremark Reservoir. Some have limited toilet facilities so expect to wait. Most Well Dressings have been cancelled this year.
Whatever the season, the countryside fills with new life. What better place to experience this than in Derbyshire and the Peak District where nature meets you at every turn. Get out on your bike, take your running shoes and just go, fly a kite, or just take a walk through the beautiful Derbyshire Dales or on the Gritstone Edges of the Peak.
Derbyshire and the Peak District offers opportunities for many types of outdoor activity. An extensive network of public footpaths and numerous long-distance trails , as well as large open-access areas, are available for hillwalking and hiking. Bridleways are commonly used by mountain bikers, as well as horse riders.
What to See - Places to Visit in Derbyshire
Places to visit in 2021 - There are hundreds of attractions to visit from Country houses and serene gardens to theme parks, from World Heritage Sites and industrial heritage to museums and galleries.
Something for all - See Attractions.
Some Top Attractions
River Derwent and Chatsworth House
Crich Tramway Museum
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Derwent Valley Mills
More on some of the best places to visit in Derbyshire at Visiting Derbyshire
For photographs from the various attractions see Derbyshire Photographs
Derbyshire caters for nearly every kind of sport, from rock
climbing and pot holing to fly fishing and canoeing on waters
surrounded by beautiful scenery
For more details see Activities
Eating out in Derbyshire - Restaurants and Pub Food in Derbyshire
Food and Drink in Derbyshire
Dining out is easy because the region has a huge variety of restaurants serving all kinds of food, from traditional old English to Mediterranean and Eastern cuisine. There is always something different to taste.
Many restaurants use quality, locally sourced ingredients. Chefs can often be found leading cooking demonstrations at local shows and country fairs helping to illustrate and promote the quality of local produce. See Restaurants
Pub Food in Derbyshire
Most pubs most serve some form of food these days and of course there are many hundreds of pubs in the region. See Pub Food
Where to stay or Holiday Accommodation in Derbyshire
Please see Holiday Accommodation in Derbyshire
Films and film locations
Many visitors both English and from abroad come to the area to visit the locations of the many costume dramas, block busters and other films made in the region. See Films and film locations.
Derbyshire has a wealth of lost histories from Witches, Giants, Druids, Celtics, Wisemen/Women and many more. See Lost Histories for information about documentaries which hope to bring life these lost histories via Short Films.
Wedding information and venues throughout Derbyshire at Weddings
For a full list of Derbyshire Towns and villages see Towns and villages
Elvaston Castle and Gardens in Derby
Derby is the UK's most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds - a great cultural base situated in the East Midlands on the edge of the Peak District National park.
Derby has much to attract the visitor with its excellent shopping facilities, musuems, galleries , theatres, parks, a vibrant cafe culture as well plenty of nightlife making this destination lively and modern.
More information on Derby including where to stay , attractions and events at The Derby Guide