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It is 45 miles from Burton on Trent to Chapel en le Frith and 24 miles from Ashbourne to Ilkeston.

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Attraction 1 - CHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204. chatsworth.org
Attraction 2 - SPEEDWELL CAVERN, Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. Tel: 01433 620512. speedwellcavern.co.uk.
Attraction 3 - The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099
Attraction 4 - Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321. tramway.co.uk
Attraction 5 - Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB. Tel: 08705 20 40 60. alton-towers.co.uk

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Visitor attractions and information for Alfreton

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Attractions The Midland Railway - Butterley, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ. The Midland Railway, Standard gauge line which has steam and diesel hauled passenger trains. The site at Swanwick has a museum and a large collection of diesel and steam locomotives. A day out for the whole family. Tel: 01773 747674. www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Alfreton.

The Midland Railway

Alfreton Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Ashbourne

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Attractions Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB. Tel: 08705 20 40 60. Escape to the extraordinary world of Alton Towers, and share a year round resort of full on, time out experiences. Prepare yourself for the unexpected, where fun combines with world class theme park thrills. www.alton-towers.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Ashbourne. Alton Towers Packages. Escape to the extraordinary world of Alton Towers.

Alton Towers theme park

Attractions Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the Moorlands, Winkhill, near Leek, Staffs, ST13 7QR. Tel: 01538 308293. The zoological park of the moorlands, with rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, aquarium, children's pets and farm. Under - 5's indoor jungle playroom. Talks, displays and shop. www.blackbrookzoologicalpark.co.uk. About 8 miles west of Ashbourne.

Blackbrook

Attractions Hartington Cheese, The Old Cheese Shop, Hartington, Derbyshire. The Old Cheese Shop at Hartington is a much loved source of some of the finest cheeses you can buy in Britain. It has been a focal point of Hartington since it was opened in the 1980s and now showcases the best cheeses from the award winning Hartington Creamery. The shop stocks over thirty different British cheeses. hartingtoncheese.co.uk. About 8 miles north of Ashbourne.

Hartington Cheese

Attractions DARLEY MOOR Motor Cycle Road Race Club, DE6 2ET. Tel: 01246 866537. The home of British MotorSport. The 1.5mile Derbyshire circuit demands frantic breaking and wild acceleration. Off the A415 Ashbourne/Litchfield Road. darleymoor.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Ashbourne.

DARLEY MOOR Motor Cycle Road Race Club

Ashbourne hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Bakewell

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CHATSWORTH HOUSE BakewellAttractions CHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. About 3 miles east of Bakewell. www.chatsworth.org

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. About 2 miles south of Bakewell. www.haddonhall.co.uk

Caudwell's Mill RowsleyAttractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 3 miles south of Bakewell.

Attractions Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Tel: 01629 813642. This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire. The displays are full of memories and interest for everyone. We attract visitors from all over the world, as well as from our local area. Location: In the centre of Bakewell. www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk

Arbor LowAttractions The famous henge of Arbor Low is a fine example of a stone circle and can be found 3 miles along the Long Rake west of Youlgreave. Arbor Low is a powerful place to visit at any time of the year. More About 5 miles south of Bakewell.

Attractions Hartington CheeseHartington Cheese, The Old Cheese Shop, Hartington, Derbyshire. The Old Cheese Shop at Hartington is a much loved source of some of the finest cheeses you can buy in Britain. It has been a focal point of Hartington since it was opened in the 1980s and now showcases the best cheeses from the award winning Hartington Creamery. The shop stocks over thirty different British cheeses. About 8 miles south of Bakewell. www.hartingtoncheese.co.uk

Bakewell hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Bamford

Attractions BLUE JOHN CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620638/620642. Large range of natural water-worn caverns featuring stalactites, stalagmites and Blue John Stone. Eight of the fourteen known veins are found here. Castleton is the only known place where Britain's rarest mineral occurs. Blue John Craft Shop in the town. www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Bamford.

 BLUE JOHN CAVERN

Attractions HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS). School Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BB. Tel: 44 1433 650 3532 Legendary site of Little John's Grave, in village which also has connection with Charlotte Bronte, who wrote "Jane Eyre" while staying here. Brass rubbings may be done of the Eyre family brasses. Open in daylight hours. About 2 miles east of Bamford.

HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS).
CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM

Attractions CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley. Tel. 01433 620679. Village history displays including Blue John, lead mining, Smithy, Joiner's shop, rope making, Garland Ceremony etc. On the 2nd April 2004, Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre was opened to the public. About 3 miles west of Bamford.

Castleton Visitor Centre

Attractions TREAK CLIFF CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620571. Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. World's richest deposits of Blue John stone easily visible on guided tours of the caverns. Fossils and other mineral and rock formations. Suitable for people of all ages. www.bluejohnstone.com. About 3 miles west of Bamford.

TREAK CLIFF CAVERN

Attractions SPEEDWELL CAVERN, Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. Tel: 01433 620512. This unique cavern is an old lead mine worked in the early part of the 18th Century. It is visited by boat in complete comfort and safety by travelling along a subterranean illuminated canal. (Photo right: Winnat's Pass). www.speedwellcavern.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Bamford.

Winnat's Pass

Attractions PEVERIL CASTLE, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WQ. (English Heritage).Tel: 01433 620613. Norman Motte and Bailey Castle in ruins. Built by William the Conqueror for his illegitimate son William Peveril, to oversee the lead mines and Forest of the Peak. Looked after by English Heritage. About 3 miles west of Bamford.

PEVERIL CASTLE

Attractions HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley. Tel: 01433 650843. The pool surround has changed little since being built in 1936 and still has the original veranda and bandstand with a beautiful grass lawn to sunbathe on. About 2 miles east of Bamford.

HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL

Attractions 1935 saw the construction of Ladybower Dam. This project received objections both locally and nationaly because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton and Derwent. Derwent village can still be seen in very dry summers. Ladybower is now a major tourist attraction. More. About 2 miles north of Bamford.

Ladybower Dam

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Visitor attractions and information for Baslow

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 1 miles south of Baslow.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. www.haddonhall.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Baslow.

Haddon Hall

Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 3 miles south of Baslow.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Tel: 01629 813642. This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire. The displays are full of memories and interest for everyone. We attract visitors from all over the world, as well as from our local area. www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Baslow.

Baslow hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Belper

Attractions Derwent Valley Visitor Centre & Strutt's North Mill museum. North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD. Tel: 01773 880474. Jedediah Strutt began building mills here from 1776. The original North Mill was completed in 1786 but was destroyed by fire in 1803. Its replacement, the present mill, was built in 1804. belpernorthmill.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Belper.

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre

Attractions Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. tramway.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Belper.

Crich Tramway Village

Belper hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Buxton

Attractions The Bank Pottery, Crowdecote, Buxton, SK17 0DB. Tel: 01298 83629. Located in the heart of the Peak District, overlooking the village of Crowdecote, the Bank Pottery is the perfect location to be inspired and creative with clay. As well as producing her own work, the resident potter runs weekly pottery courses throughout the year. In the summer months she runs workshops covering various aspects of pottery. www.bankpottery.com. About 6 miles south of Buxton.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA.
Tel : (01298) 24658. Discover the geology, archaeology & history of the Peak District through 7 time zones. Enjoy the changing programme of exhibitions of local history & photography, a step into a Victorian scientist's study.
Location: In the centre of Buxton.

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
Poole's Cavern & Country Park,

Attractions Poole's Cavern & Country Park, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH. Tel: 01298 26978. Magnificent natural cavern. Guided tours through spacious, well lit chambers, spectacular stalagmites, crystal formations & Derbyshire's largest stalactite. Woodland trails to panoramic views, visitor centre. www.poolescavern.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Buxton.

Poole's Cavern & Country Park,

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099. Conservation Park, Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary - houses Europe's largest collection of multi -specied otters & owls including Britain's only pair of giant otters. About 5 miles north of Buxton.

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions Hartington Cheese, The Old Cheese Shop, Hartington, Derbyshire. The Old Cheese Shop at Hartington is a much loved source of some of the finest cheeses you can buy in Britain. It has been a focal point of Hartington since it was opened in the 1980s and now showcases the best cheeses from the award winning Hartington Creamery. The shop stocks over thirty different British cheeses. www.hartingtoncheese.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Buxton.

Hartington Cheese

Buxton hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Castle Donington

Attractions Donington Park Leisure Ltd, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP, UK. + 44 (0) 1332 810 048. Corporate Days (Cars and Bikes), Track Hire, Drive Donington Experiences, Conferences and Events. www.donington-park.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Castle Donington.

Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit

Attractions Donington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2RP. Tel: 01332 811027. 130 exhibits within 5 halls depicting motor sport history from the turn of the century to the present day. Location: On the outskirts of Castle Donington.

Donington Grand Prix Collection

Attractions Calke Abbey, Ticknall, near Melbourne, Leicestershire, DE73 7LE. Tel: 01332 863822. Baroque mansion built in 1701-3 which has remained virtually unaltered since the death of the last baronet, Sir Vauncey Harpur- Crewe in 1924. Set in 750 acres of beautiful parkland, 18th century stable block, Gothic-style church, walled gardens and restaurant. National Trust. Charges apply. About 6 miles west of Castle Donington.

Calke Abbey

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Attractions Elvaston Castle Country Park - Borrowash Road, Derby, DE72 3EP. Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. www.elvastoncastle.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Castle Donington.

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Castle Donington hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Castleton

Attractions BLUE JOHN CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620638/620642. Large range of natural water-worn caverns featuring stalactites, stalagmites and Blue John Stone. Eight of the fourteen known veins are found here. Castleton is the only known place where Britain's rarest mineral occurs. Blue John Craft Shop in the town. www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Castleton.

BLUE JOHN CAVERN

Attractions HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS). School Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BB. Tel: 44 1433 650 3532 Legendary site of Little John's Grave, in village which also has connection with Charlotte Bronte, who wrote "Jane Eyre" while staying here. Brass rubbings may be done of the Eyre family brasses. Open in daylight hours. About 5 miles east of Castleton.

HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS)

Attractions CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley. Tel. 01433 620679. Village history displays including Blue John, lead mining, Smithy, Joiner's shop, rope making, Garland Ceremony etc. On the 2nd April 2004, Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre was opened to the public. Location: In the centre of Castleton.

Castleton Visitor Centre

Attractions TREAK CLIFF CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620571. Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. World's richest deposits of Blue John stone easily visible on guided tours of the caverns. Fossils and other mineral and rock formations. Suitable for people of all ages. www.bluejohnstone.com. Location: In the centre of Castleton.

TREAK CLIFF CAVERN

Attractions SPEEDWELL CAVERN, Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. Tel: 01433 620512. This unique cavern is an old lead mine worked in the early part of the 18th Century. It is visited by boat in complete comfort and safety by travelling along a subterranean illuminated canal. (Photo right: Winnat's Pass). www.speedwellcavern.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Castleton.

Winnat's Pass

Attractions PEVERIL CASTLE, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WQ. (English Heritage).Tel: 01433 620613. Norman Motte and Bailey Castle in ruins. Built by William the Conqueror for his illegitimate son William Peveril, to oversee the lead mines and Forest of the Peak. Looked after by English Heritage. Location: In the centre of Castleton.

PEVERIL CASTLE

Attractions HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley. Tel: 01433 650843. The pool surround has changed little since being built in 1936 and still has the original veranda and bandstand with a beautiful grass lawn to sunbathe on. About 5 miles east of Castleton.

HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL

Attractions 1935 saw the construction of Ladybower Dam. This project received objections both locally and nationaly because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton and Derwent. Derwent village can still be seen in very dry summers. Ladybower is now a major tourist attraction. More. About 5 miles north of Castleton.

Ladybower Dam

Castleton hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Chapel en le Frith

Attractions Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DA.
Tel : (01298) 24658. Discover the geology, archaeology & history of the Peak District through 7 time zones. Enjoy the changing programme of exhibitions of local history & photography, a step into a Victorian scientist's study.
About 5 miles south of Chapel en le Frith.

Attractions Poole's Cavern & Country Park, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH. Tel: 01298 26978. Magnificent natural cavern. Guided tours through spacious, well lit chambers, spectacular stalagmites, crystal formations & Derbyshire's largest stalactite. Woodland trails to panoramic views, visitor centre. poolescavern.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Chapel en le Frith.

Poole's Cavern & Country Park

Attractions The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099. Conservation Park, Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary - houses Europe's largest collection of multi -specied otters & owls including Britain's only pair of giant otters. Location: On the outskirts of Chapel en le Frith.

Attractions Torrs Millennium Walkway, New Mills, Derbyshire. The walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge at Torrs, New Mills. The gorge is an area of exceptional natural beauty and unique industrial archaeological heritage. An elevated 160m long cantilevered walkway provides the important ‘missing link’ for the Mid Shires Way, allowing people to walk the whole scenic, 275 mile trail. About 4 miles north west of Chapel en le Frith.

Torrs Millennium Walkway

Bed and breakfast in Chapel en le Frith

Visitor attractions and information for Chesterfield

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Attractions Tapton Park Golf Course Chesterfield Tel: 01246 239500. Chesterfield Golf Club Matlock Road, Walton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7LA Tel: 01246 279256.

Tapton Park Golf Course Chesterfield

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Attractions The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield - The " Crooked Spire " of St. Mary & All Saints Church is 228' high and leans 9' 5" from its true centre. The church is the largest in Derbyshire & was dedicated in 1234. Guided trips up the spire are available.

Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

Peak District

AttractionsChesterfield Museum, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TY. Tel: 01246 345727. Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. The museum is located on St Mary's Gate close to the Parish Church (Crooked Spire).

Chesterfield Museum

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 8 miles west of Chesterfield.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation Street, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 345222. The Pomegranate is a grade 2 listed Victorian 546 seater proscenium arch theatre offering a wide range of professional touring and local amateur productions

Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield

Attractions Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1LP. Tel: 01246 345345.

Chesterfield Town Hall

AttractionsQueens Park Sports Centre Tel: 01246 345555. We offer the largest range of sporting and recreational opportunities under one roof in the area. These facilities include a 33 metre 6 lane swimming pool with diving boards, teaching pool and a beached baby pool as well as the 185 ft Hipper Dipper Flume

Queens Park Sports Centre Chesterfield

AttractionsThe Solar Pyramid, a visually stunning landmark steel sculpture, standing at 45 metres in height next to the M1, will be the largest working timepiece in the World and the UK’s largest work of art. The Solar Pyramid will work like a giant sundial. Contact 01629 760202. www.solarpyramid.co.uk.

The Solar Pyramid

AttractionsChesterfield Football Club, SaltergateTel: 01246 209765. The club presently play at Saltergate (2006-7 season), although it now has permission to build a new 11,000 capacity stadium about one mile from the town centre.

Chesterfield Football Club, Saltergate

Attractions Chesterfield Canal Trust. The Trust aims to promote the full restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal. Already the Chesterfield Canal has much to offer; the 46-mile canal has narrow locks, wide locks, and tunnels. It originally ran from the River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham. The section near Chesterfield offers the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 7JB. Tel: 01246 551035. Main towns near the canal - Rotherham Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough.

Chesterfield Canal

AttractionsThe Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield, S41 7SA. Tel: 01246 345334. Concert & Exhibition Venue. A grade 2 listed building and former cinema in the town centre. Professional and amateur Concerts, Exhibitions, Conferences and more. The Auditorium holds up to 1000 people and the ballroom holds up to 200. www.windingwheel.co.uk

Winding Wheel Chesterfield

Attractions Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ. Tel: 01246 850430. One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses. Tudor treasure house
Built for 'Bess of Hardwick'. 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries. Rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Herb garden. The ruins of Hardwick Old Hall in the grounds are owned by the National Trust and administered by English Heritage (01246 850431). National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Location: About 5 miles south east of Chesterfield, between junctions 28 and 29 of the M1.

Hardwick Hall Chesterfield

AttractionsBolsover Castle, Derbyshire - S44 6PR. Bolsover Castle, perched high on a wooded hillside near Chesterfield is an enchanting place to visit. William the Conqueror gave Bolsover Castle to his bailiff, William Peveril, who is believed to have built a keep where Bolsover Castle now stands. Visitors can enjoy the elaborate fireplaces, panelling and wall paintings, and see the early indoor riding school linked to the castle with a range of buildings including a gallery. In Bolsover, 6 miles E of Chesterfield on A632. Off M1 at junction29 (signposted). English Heritage.

Bolsover Castle Derbyshire

Chesterfield Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Darley Dale

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 5 miles north of Darley Dale.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. www.haddonhall.co.uk. About 3 miles north west of Darley Dale.

Haddon Hall

Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 2 miles north of Darley Dale.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Tel: 01629 813642. This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire. The displays are full of memories and interest for everyone. We attract visitors from all over the world, as well as from our local area. www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Darley Dale.

Darley Dale hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Derby

Attractions Derby Cathedral, Iron Gate, DERBY, Derbyshire, DE1 3DY. Tel: 01332 341201. Guided Tours are available for pre-booked groups. Location: In the centre of Derby.

Derby Cathedral

Attractions Derby Playhouse, Eagle Centre, DERBY, Derbyshire. Tel: 01332 363275. Comedies, musicals, classic and modern drama. Shows most evenings and matinee performances. Location: In the centre of Derby.

Derby Playhouse

Attractions The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co Limited, 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8JZ. Tel: +44 (0) 1332 712800. With a museum, factory tours, a super factory shop and a restaurant serving a wide range of delicious food, a visit to Royal Crown Derby is a great day out. Location: In the centre of Derby.

Royal Crown Derby

Attractions Derby Gaol, 50 Friargate, Derby. Tel: 01332 299321. Derby Gaol is a working museum which is open to the public. Currently the Gaol has two cells: The Condemned Cell and the Debtor's Cell. overnight hire. Ghostwalks. www.derbygaol.com. Location: In the centre of Derby.

Derby Gaol

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Attractions Elvaston Castle Country Park - Borrowash Road, Derby, DE72 3EP. Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. www.elvastoncastle.org.uk. About 4 miles south of Derby.

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Attractions Calke Abbey, Ticknall, near Melbourne, Leicestershire, DE73 7LE. Tel: 01332 863822. Baroque mansion built in 1701-3 which has remained virtually unaltered since the death of the last baronet, Sir Vauncey Harpur- Crewe in 1924. Set in 750 acres of beautiful parkland, 18th century stable block, Gothic-style church, walled gardens and restaurant. National Trust. Charges apply. About 8 miles south of Derby.

Calke Abbey

Derby hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Eckington

Attractions Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 2233600. Built at a cost of £29 million and offering a capacity for 50000 spectators, Don Valley Stadium is one of the finest sports stadiums in the UK. The stadium is situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall. www.donvalleystadium.co.uk. About 5 miles northwest of Eckington.

 Don Valley Stadium

Attractions Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Sheffield S21 3WB. Tel: 01246 432310. Renishaw Hall and its impressive gardens have been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. The beautiful Italianate garden, park and lake were the creation of the eccentric Sir George Sitwell, grandfather of the present owner. The Hall is not open to the public, but the gardens are open from Easter to October.
On the outskirts of Eckington.

 Renishaw Hall

Attractions The Sheffield Ski Village, Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ Tel: 0114 276 9459. Sheffield Ski Village has the largest dry ski slope in Europe as well as snowboarding facilities and a toboggan run, modern ski lifts, nursery slopes, blue, red and black runs and ski lessons. www.sheffieldskivillage.co.uk. About 8 miles northwest of Eckington.

The Sheffield Ski Village

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Attractions Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF Tel: 0114 256 2002 - the award winning Hallam FM Arena has established an excellent reputation for hosting world class events including concerts, ice shows, sport and exhibitions. www.hallamfmarena.co.uk. About 7 miles northwest of Eckington.

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena

Eckington hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Glossop

Attractions Glossop Heritage Centre, Bank House, Henry Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8BW. Maps & Plans, Information sheets & booklets, selection of old local photographs, old local newspapers back to 1880's, local souvenirs, books.Art Gallery. Exhibitions. Local History. www.glossopheritage.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Glossop.
Glossop Heritage Centre

Attractions Glossop Golf Club, Sheffield Rd, GLOSSOP, DERBYSHIRE, SK13 7PU. Tel: 01457 865 247. Moorland course. Location: On the outskirts of Glossop.

 Glossop Golf Club

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Visitor attractions and information - Hartington

Attractions Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the Moorlands, Winkhill, near Leek, Staffs, ST13 7QR. Tel: 01538 308293. The zoological park of the moorlands, with rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, aquarium, children's pets and farm. Under - 5's indoor jungle playroom. Talks, displays and shop. www.blackbrookzoologicalpark.co.uk. About 8 miles south west of Hartington.

 Blackbrook - The Zoological Park of the Moorlands

Attractions The famous henge of Arbor Low is a fine example of a stone circle and can be found 3 miles along the Long Rake west of Youlgreave. Arbor Low is a powerful place to visit at any time of the year. More About 3 miles north east of Hartington.

Arbor Low

Attractions Hartington Cheese, The Old Cheese Shop, Hartington, Derbyshire. The Old Cheese Shop at Hartington is a much loved source of some of the finest cheeses you can buy in Britain. It has been a focal point of Hartington since it was opened in the 1980s and now showcases the best cheeses from the award winning Hartington Creamery. The shop stocks over thirty different British cheeses. www.hartingtoncheese.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Hartington.

Hartington Cheese

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Visitor attractions and information for Hathersage

Attractions BLUE JOHN CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620638/620642. Large range of natural water-worn caverns featuring stalactites, stalagmites and Blue John Stone. Eight of the fourteen known veins are found here. Castleton is the only known place where Britain's rarest mineral occurs. Blue John Craft Shop in the town. www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk. About 5 mile west of Hathersage.

BLUE JOHN CAVERN

Attractions HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS). School Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BB. Tel: 44 1433 650 3532 Legendary site of Little John's Grave, in village which also has connection with Charlotte Bronte, who wrote "Jane Eyre" while staying here. Brass rubbings may be done of the Eyre family brasses. Open in daylight hours. Location: In the centre of Hathersage

HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS).

Attractions CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley. Tel. 01433 620679. Village history displays including Blue John, lead mining, Smithy, Joiner's shop, rope making, Garland Ceremony etc. On the 2nd April 2004, Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre was opened to the public. About 5 mile west of Hathersage.

Castleton Visitor Centre

Attractions TREAK CLIFF CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620571. Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. World's richest deposits of Blue John stone easily visible on guided tours of the caverns. Fossils and other mineral and rock formations. Suitable for people of all ages. www.bluejohnstone.com. About 5 mile west of Hathersage.

TREAK CLIFF CAVERN

Attractions SPEEDWELL CAVERN, Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. Tel: 01433 620512. This unique cavern is an old lead mine worked in the early part of the 18th Century. It is visited by boat in complete comfort and safety by travelling along a subterranean illuminated canal. (Photo right: Winnat's Pass) www.speedwellcavern.co.uk. About 5 mile west of Hathersage.

Winnat's Pass

Attractions PEVERIL CASTLE, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WQ. (English Heritage).Tel: 01433 620613. Norman Motte and Bailey Castle in ruins. Built by William the Conqueror for his illegitimate son William Peveril, to oversee the lead mines and Forest of the Peak. Looked after by English Heritage. About 5 mile west of Hathersage.

PEVERIL CASTLE

Attractions HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley. Tel: 01433 650843. The pool surround has changed little since being built in 1936 and still has the original veranda and bandstand with a beautiful grass lawn to sunbathe on. Location: In the centre of Hathersage.

HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL

Attractions 1935 saw the construction of Ladybower Dam. This project received objections both locally and nationaly because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton and Derwent. Derwent village can still be seen in very dry summers. Ladybower is now a major tourist attraction. More. About 4 miles west of Hathersage.

Ladybower Dam

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Visitor attractions and information for Hayfield

Attractions The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099. Conservation Park, Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary - houses Europe's largest collection of multi -specied otters & owls including Britain's only pair of giant otters. About 4 miles south of Hayfield.

Attractions Torrs Millennium Walkway, New Mills, Derbyshire. The walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge at Torrs, New Mills. The gorge is an area of exceptional natural beauty and unique industrial archaeological heritage. An elevated 160m long cantilevered walkway provides the important ‘missing link’ for the Mid Shires Way, allowing people to walk the whole scenic, 275 mile trail. About 2 miles west of Hayfield.

Torrs Millennium Walkway

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Visitor attractions and information for Hope

Attractions BLUE JOHN CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620638/620642. Large range of natural water-worn caverns featuring stalactites, stalagmites and Blue John Stone. Eight of the fourteen known veins are found here. Castleton is the only known place where Britain's rarest mineral occurs. Blue John Craft Shop in the town. www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk. About 1 mile west of Hope.

BLUE JOHN CAVERN

Attractions HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS). School Lane, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BB. Tel: 44 1433 650 3532 Legendary site of Little John's Grave, in village which also has connection with Charlotte Bronte, who wrote "Jane Eyre" while staying here. Brass rubbings may be done of the Eyre family brasses. Open in daylight hours. About 4 miles east of Hope.

HATHERSAGE CHURCH (ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS).

CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM

Attractions CASTLETON VILLAGE MUSEUM, Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley. Tel. 01433 620679. Village history displays including Blue John, lead mining, Smithy, Joiner's shop, rope making, Garland Ceremony etc. On the 2nd April 2004, Castleton's new state-of-the-art information centre was opened to the public. About 1 mile west of Hope.

Castleton Visitor Centre

Attractions TREAK CLIFF CAVERN, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WP. Tel: 01433 620571. Underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. World's richest deposits of Blue John stone easily visible on guided tours of the caverns. Fossils and other mineral and rock formations. Suitable for people of all ages. www.bluejohnstone.com. About 1 mile west of Hope.

TREAK CLIFF CAVERN

Attractions SPEEDWELL CAVERN, Winnat's Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA. Tel: 01433 620512. This unique cavern is an old lead mine worked in the early part of the 18th Century. It is visited by boat in complete comfort and safety by travelling along a subterranean illuminated canal. (Photo right: Winnat's Pass) www.speedwellcavern.co.uk. About 1 mile west of Hope.

Winnat's Pass

Attractions PEVERIL CASTLE, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WQ. (English Heritage).Tel: 01433 620613. Norman Motte and Bailey Castle in ruins. Built by William the Conqueror for his illegitimate son William Peveril, to oversee the lead mines and Forest of the Peak. Looked after by English Heritage. About 1 mile west of Hope.

PEVERIL CASTLE

Attractions HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley. Tel: 01433 650843. The pool surround has changed little since being built in 1936 and still has the original veranda and bandstand with a beautiful grass lawn to sunbathe on. About 4 miles east of Hope.

HATHERSAGE OPEN AIR HEATED SWIMMING POOL

Attractions 1935 saw the construction of Ladybower Dam. This project received objections both locally and nationaly because it involved the flooding of two villages; Ashopton and Derwent. Derwent village can still be seen in very dry summers. Ladybower is now a major tourist attraction. More. About 3 miles north of Hope.

 Ladybower Dam

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Visitor attractions and information for Long Eaton

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Attractions Elvaston Castle Country Park - Borrowash Road, Derby, DE72 3EP. Set four miles south-east of the city of Derby is Elvaston Castle Country Park, a picturesque site featuring over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens. www.elvastoncastle.org.uk. About 4 miles west of Long Eaton.

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Attractions Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, NG9 6DY. Tel: 0115 972 1777. A haven for wildlife. Education, Visitor & Conference Facilities. The Nature Centre is entirely on one level with all rooms fully accessible. Disabled parking spaces are approximately 100m from the entrance to the Centre. About 2 miles east of Long Eaton.

Attenborough Nature Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Matlock

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Attractions Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. www.tramway.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Matlock.

Crich Tramway Village

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AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 7 miles from Matlock. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 6 miles north of Matlock.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

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Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 3 miles north of Matlock.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. www.haddonhall.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Matlock.

Haddon Hall

Cromford Mill

Attractions The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ. Tel: 01629 823256. The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. Tours for visitors are available. Today there is a range of shops available at Cromford Mill. cromfordmill.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Matlock.

Arkwrights Mill

Peak Village outlet shopping centre

Attractions Peak Village outlet shopping centre, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2JE. Tel: 01629 735326. 26 outlets, free coach & car parking, restaurant/coffee shop, Fitness Centre. Up to 70% off many top brands. About 4 miles north of Matlock.

Peak Village outlet shopping centre

Attractions Riber Castle overlooks the town and the country side around Matlock. Designed and built by John Smedley in 1862 as his private residence, the stone came from a local quarry. Smedley died before its completion and his wife lived in it until she too died. The building was then turned into a boys school , then in 1940 the MOD used it as a storage depot. After this period it became Riber Castle Wildlife Park, which closed in September 2000. The future of the building has not yet been decided, although convertion into apartments in a possibility. Overlooking Matlock.

Riber castle

Attractions The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE43PD. Tel : 01629 582365. Journey in Matlock Bath cable cars, guided underground showcaves. Experience the life of a lead miner. www.heightsofabraham.com. Location: About 2 miles south of Matlock.

Matlock Bath cable cars

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Visitor attractions and information - Matlock Bath

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Attractions Peak District Mining Museum - The Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3NR. Tel: 01629 583 834 With climbing shafts (for the young at heart), Hazard tunnel (if you dare), Rag and chain pump, Working models, Slide show, Rocks and minerals (including the Howie collection) and informative displays. In the centre of Matlock Bath.

Peak District Mining Museum

Attractions Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Tel: 01773 854321. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. www.tramway.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Matlock Bath.

Crich Tramway Village

Attractions Gulliver's Kingdom, Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PG. Tel: 01925 444888. Gulliver’s Matlock Bath is nestled in a stunning hillside where much of the magic comes from the amazing scenery and views. From the Alpine joys of Little Switzerland, the escape from reality on Fantasy Terrace to high noon in Western World. Enjoy all the magic of Lilliput Land and then step back in time to Palais Royale. www.gulliversfun.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Matlock Bath.

Gulliver's Kingdom

Cromford Mill

Attractions The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ. Tel: 01629 823256. The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. Tours for visitors are available. Today there is a range of shops available at Cromford Mill. cromfordmill.co.uk. About 1 mile south of Matlock Bath.

Arkwrights Mill

Attractions The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE43PD. Tel : 01629 582365. Journey in Matlock Bath cable cars, guided underground showcaves. Experience the life of a lead miner. www.heightsofabraham.com. Location: In the centre of Matlock Bath.

Matlock Bath cable cars

Matlock Bath hotels

Visitor attractions and information - New Mills

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099. Conservation Park, Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary - houses Europe's largest collection of multi -specied otters & owls including Britain's only pair of giant otters. About 4 miles south east of New Mills.

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions Torrs Millennium Walkway, New Mills, Derbyshire. The walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge at Torrs, New Mills. The gorge is an area of exceptional natural beauty and unique industrial archaeological heritage. An elevated 160m long cantilevered walkway provides the important ‘missing link’ for the Mid Shires Way, allowing people to walk the whole scenic, 275 mile trail. Location: In the centre of New Mills.

Torrs Millennium Walkway

Attractions Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2NX. Tel: 01663 762023. One of the grandest buildings in Cheshire, Lyme Park was originally a Tudor house and transformed into an Italianate palace by the Venetian architect Leoni. The house is set in several hundred acres of parkland and woodland where deer abound. It is bordered by a sunken Dutch garden, rose gardens and a great conservatory set above an attractive lake. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles south of New Mills.

parks and gardens

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Visitor attractions and information for Rowsley

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 3 miles north of Rowsley.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. www.haddonhall.co.uk. About 1 miles west of Rowsley.

Haddon Hall

Caudwell's Mill

Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. Location: In the centre of Rowsley.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Tel: 01629 813642. This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire. The displays are full of memories and interest for everyone. We attract visitors from all over the world, as well as from our local area. www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Rowsley.

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Visitor attractions and information for Swadlincote

Attractions Donington Park Leisure Ltd, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP, UK. + 44 (0) 1332 810 048. Corporate Days (Cars and Bikes), Track Hire, Drive Donington Experiences, Conferences and Events. Location: www.donington-park.co.uk. About 6 miles north east of Swadlincote.

Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit

Attractions Donington Grand Prix Collection, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2RP. Tel: 01332 811027. 130 exhibits within 5 halls depicting motor sport history from the turn of the century to the present day. Location: About 6 miles north east of Swadlincote.

Donington Grand Prix Collection

Attractions Ashby Museum, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1HU. Tel: +44 (0)1530-560090. Ashby Museum was established in 1982 in a small cottage in Lower Church Street. In 1991 it relocated to its present home in North Street, where it shares the old National School building with the town Library and Tourist Information Centre. www.ashbydelazouchmuseum.org.uk. Location: About 3 miles east of Swadlincote.

Ashby Museum

Attractions Calke Abbey, Ticknall, near Melbourne, Leicestershire, DE73 7LE. Tel: 01332 863822. Baroque mansion built in 1701-3 which has remained virtually unaltered since the death of the last baronet, Sir Vauncey Harpur- Crewe in 1924. Set in 750 acres of beautiful parkland, 18th century stable block, Gothic-style church, walled gardens and restaurant. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles east of Swadlincote.

Calke Abbey

Attractions Snibston Discovery Park, Ashby Road, Coalville, LE67 3LN. Tel: 01530 278444. Award - winning tourist attraction. 100 acre site to explore a mixture of science, nature, history and technology. Inside - explore ways of travelling in the Transport gallery, discover working conditions at a 19th century coalface and much more. Outside - join miners in a surface Colliery tour, let off steam in a Science Play, have fun in wild water creating a dam or powering a waterwheel. Location: About 8 miles east of Swadlincote.

Snibston Discovery Park

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Visitor attractions and information for Whaley Bridge

Attractions Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire SK12 2NX. Tel: 01663 762023. One of the grandest buildings in Cheshire, Lyme Park was originally a Tudor house and transformed into an Italianate palace by the Venetian architect Leoni. The house is set in several hundred acres of parkland and woodland where deer abound. It is bordered by a sunken Dutch garden, rose gardens and a great conservatory set above an attractive lake. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles west of Whaley Bridge.

Lyme Park

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road (A625) Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak Derbyshire SK23 0QS. Tel: 01298 814099. Conservation Park, Otter Haven & Owl Sanctuary - houses Europe's largest collection of multi -specied otters & owls including Britain's only pair of giant otters. About 3 miles east of Whaley Bridge.

The Chestnut Centre

Attractions Torrs Millennium Walkway, New Mills, Derbyshire. The walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge at Torrs, New Mills. The gorge is an area of exceptional natural beauty and unique industrial archaeological heritage. An elevated 160m long cantilevered walkway provides the important ‘missing link’ for the Mid Shires Way, allowing people to walk the whole scenic, 275 mile trail. About 3 miles north of Whaley Bridge.

Torrs Millennium Walkway

Whaley Bridge Hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Wirksworth

Attractions Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP. Telephone: 01773 854321. Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from the around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. www.tramway.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Wirksworth.

Crich Tramway Village

Cromford Mill

Attractions The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ. Tel: 01629 823256. The world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill in 1771. Tours for visitors are available. Today there is a range of shops available at Cromford Mill. www.cromfordmill.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Wirksworth.

Arkwrights Mill

Guest House bed and breakfast in Wirksworth

Visitor attractions and information for Youlgreave

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 7 miles north east of Youlgreave.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA. Tel: 01629 812855. Haddon Hall, two miles south of Bakewell on the banks of the River Wye, is one of the finest medieval manor houses in England. Haddon Hall is a unique example of building styles from the 12th to the 17th centuries. www.haddonhall.co.uk. About 3 miles north east of Youlgreave.

Haddon Hall

Attractions Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB. Tel: 01629 734374. Here on the banks of the river Wye lies Caudwell's Mill, a unique grade II listed historic roller flour mill. A mill has stood on the site for at least 400 years, the present mill was built in 1874 and is turbine-driven. About 3 miles north east of Youlgreave.

Caudwell's Mill Rowsley

Attractions Old House Museum, Cunningham Place, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Tel: 01629 813642. This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire. The displays are full of memories and interest for everyone. We attract visitors from all over the world, as well as from our local area. www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk.About 3 miles north of Youlgreave.

Attractions The famous henge of Arbor Low is a fine example of a stone circle and can be found 3 miles along the Long Rake west of Youlgreave. Arbor Low is a powerful place to visit at any time of the year. More About 2 miles west of Youlgreave.

Arbor Low

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