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Derbyshire [1] [2] is a county in northern England, part of the United Kingdom.


Cities, towns and villages

Map of Derbyshire




Other destinations


  • 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

Country houses

  • 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

  • Cromford Mill


  • 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.

Get in

By train

  • 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.

By plane

  • The nearest airports to Derbyshire are Manchester Airport and Nottingham East Midlands Airport.

Get around

By bus

  • 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.

By train

  • 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, [3]. 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, [4]. 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)

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