Things to do Derbyshire

Chatsworth House and Gardens

If you’re planning a visit to Derbyshire and the Peak District, then Chatsworth House and Gardens provide a great day out for all ages.

There are references to a manor in the Chatsworth area in the Domesday book, back then it was called Chetel’s-worth, meaning “the Court of Chetel”.

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Cycling

Peak District cycling has routes for all the family. If you haven’t cycled for a long time, then opt for cycle hire in the Peak District on a fun and easy-going route for all ages and abilities. Continue reading

Haddon Hall

This Medieval and Tudor manor house is an absolute gem. Inside, there is a fine example of a medieval kitchen; and an Elizabethan long gallery – the most modern room in the house! Continue reading

Monsal Trail

After a £2m restoration scheme, the Monsal Trail an 81/2 mile stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Blackwell Junction near Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years. Continue reading

Peveril Castle

The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. 

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