On Chatsworth's doorstep are captivating villages, landmarks and beauty spots, each with its own fascinating story to share and home to talented artisan makers, independent shops and heritage attractions. If you're looking for things to do in Derbyshire, this is a great place to start.
Whilst part of the Chatsworth estate, Edensor is an attraction in its own right; with quirky architecture styles ranging from mock Tudor to Swiss Cottage, a historic church, golf club and a charming licensed tea room.
Bakewell is a historic market town, often referred to as the 'Capital of the Derbyshire Dales'. However, don't let that grand title fool you into thinking its lost its charm; it oozes it.
The attractive village of Baslow is a great base for exploring the Peak District and offers independent boutiques, great pubs, a Michelin starred restaurant and access to the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail.
A rural hamlet a few miles from Chatsworth, Hassop is a dream for lovers of period houses and pretty countryside scenes. Its also a great place to experience the Monsal Trail and take in some local history, such as the converted station which is now a popular tea room and gift shop.
The village of Rowsley lies on the River Derwent. Its a great base for walking with scenic routes to nearby Haddon Hall and Chatsworth as well as access to the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail. Attractions include a working Victorian corn mill with craft centre and cafe and retail outlet shopping centre, Peak Village.
From mills and monuments to cathedrals and cable cars; Derbyshire is a treasure-trove for those who love to time-travel into the past.
Outdoor and mindfulness
Whether you're a serious climber or a Sunday stroller seeking fresh air and a stirring view, the Peak District offers a many opportunities to clear the mind and move the body.
The Derbyshire Dales are home to many talented producers of food and drink, art and industry. Visit their shops and studios to see them in action.
Bucket list ticking experiences that will live on in your memory forever.
Holidays or weekends away create time for families to come together, without the pressures of deadlines, school runs or schedules. These family-focused attractions provide fun for the whole family, and the opportunity for great memories to be made in the process.