Revision as of 15:06, 13 March 2010
Derbyshire   is a county in northern England, part of the United Kingdom.
Cities, towns and villages
- The Peak District National Park - Britain's first ever National Park, set up in 1951. A very large part of Derbyshire is within the Park (though it also extends into parts of neighbouring counties).
- Dovedale - a picturesque valley, very popular with visitors and so can be crowded on Summer weekends and Bank Holidays
- Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs
- High Peak Trail - path for cyclists and walkers along former railway line
- Monsal Trail - footpath
- Pennine Way - a long distance footpath, which starts in the north of the county
- Carsington Water - a reservoir
- Chatsworth House - near Bakewell
- Haddon Hall - near Bakewell
- Kedleston Hall - near Derby
- Calke Abbey - near Melbourne
- Sudbury Hall (also includes The Museum of Childhood) - near Uttoxeter
Other historic buildings
- Derby museums (see Derby article)
- Crich Tramway Village (also known as The National Tramway Museum)
- Midland Railway Centre
Derby people do have a noticeable accent but this is easily understood.
- To Derby and Chesterfield: Direct trains from many places including London (St Pancras station), Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Nottingham
- To Buxton and Chapel-en-le-Frith: Trains from Manchester (Piccadily station)
- To Glossop and Hadfield: Trains from Manchester (Piccadily station)
- To Matlock: Trains from Derby
- To Edale, Hope and Hathersage: Trains from Sheffield and Manchester
- For train times, contact National Rail Enquiries, telephone 08457 484950.
- The nearest airports to Derbyshire are Manchester Airport and Nottingham East Midlands Airport.
- Local bus services operate between many of the towns in Derbyshire. A number of villages are served by bus services, but many have only a limited frequency. The buses are operated by numerous different companies.
- The Derbyshire Wayfarer rover ticket is good value if travelling on more than one bus or train service. It is valid on nearly all buses and trains within Derbyshire.
- The Transpeak bus is the main service for crossing the county. It runs from Nottingham via Derby, Belper, Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton to Manchester.
- For timetable information see the Derbyshire County Council public transport website or phone Traveline on 0870 6082608.
- Within the county, there are train services between Derby and Matlock and between Derby and Chesterfield.
- Bolehill Farm Cottages (Peak District Cottages), Monyash Road Bakewell (2 Miles from Bakewell), ☎ 01629 812359, . checkin: 15:00; checkout: 10:00. Eight Self Catering Cottages in a courtyard setting surrounded by spectacular landscape but only 2 miles from Bakewell in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District from £180. (53.2023N,1.7192W)
- Peak District Holiday Cottage, Rockfield House, Flagg Lane, Flagg, ☎ 0129885202, . Two, two bedroomed holiday cottages appointed to a high standard with breathtaking views of the surrounding Peak District. £345 - £630. (001,47,23.5 W,53,13,14.6 N)