Gloriously diverse, you’ll find a stunning combination of town, country and city in Derbyshire…along with many out-of-the-ordinary places to stay.
Evidence of prehistoric existence has even been found in Derbyshire, with numerous Bronze Age burial burrows and stone circles, such as those you’ll find at Arbor Low, and in the limestone caves at Cresswell Craggs.
Derby, the county’s premier city, is one of Britain’s youngest cities, with a pedestrianised centre that’s a haven for ardent shoppers! Steeped in culture and history, you can relax in The Arboretum, the UK’s first public park.
Meanwhile, if you’re hankering after even more green space, Elvaston Castle Country Park and Markeaton Park will more than fulfil the country brief.
Oh, and be sure to pay a visit to Britain’s very first national park – the Peak National Park, nestled at the southern end of the Pennines and home to over 50 species of plants per square metre.
Buxton, the ‘Bath of the North’, is well worth a visit for those in need of supreme relaxation! One of Derbyshire’s most popular resorts, there is plenty of history to be found in this beautiful Georgian spa town, all surrounded by warm springs and invigorating Peak District countryside.
Finally, be sure to visit one of the many bustling market towns Derbyshire has to offer, including Ashbourne, Chesterfield, and of course Bakewell – a town mentioned in the Domesday Book, included in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a must-visit if you’re a fan of the odd sweet dessert to go with all that sightseeing.
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