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Derbyshire is renowned for being a hugely diverse county with town and cities nestled in breathtaking countryside, and with industry and leisure working hand in hand.

Derbyshire is a beautiful county with a variety of stunning scenery, a wide array of interesting places to visit and things to do, whatever the time of year.


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Derbyshire is home to the Peak National Park which lies at the southern end of the Pennines, between Sheffield and Manchester, it's boundaries also spread into several other counties. The park covers over 500 square miles, three quarters of which lie within Derbyshire itself.

Heritage and History

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Derbyshire has a rich heritage and history. Chatsworth is one of Derbyshire's most loved historic houses and estates. It has something for everyone to do, from the famous art galleries, beautiful water features and amazing gardens and grounds, to the finest shops, food and drink.

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the picturesque landscape of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park.

Family Fun

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Derbyshire is home to Alton Towers Theme Park, one of the countries most famous and visited attractions! If you're looking for the perfect, fun day out for you and your family then this is it. You can experience rides such as the 'Rita - Queen of Speed' which will propel you from 0 - 100 in 2.5 seconds! The theme park also features its very own gardens which in the summer provide a beautiful walk around the grounds.

Alton Towers also has two hotels set in 500 acres of countryside. The hotels, Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Park Hotel, are perfect after a long day at the theme park and residents have the opportunity to relax in the spa, situated right next door.

Food and Drink

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When visiting Derbyshire and the Peak District, trying the local produce and food is all part of the experience - and luckily, we're spoilt for choice. There are plenty of fantastic farmers' markets and farm shops, passionate producers, local breweries, cosy pubs and great restaurants in Derbyshire and within the Peak District National Park.

Treat your tastebuds to local classics such as the famous Bakewell Pudding from the historic market town of Bakewell, sample delicious local cheese made in the village of Hartington, enjoy freshly-made Ashbourne Gingerbread, or try tasty local Derbyshire or Staffordshire Oatcakes - and see if you can taste the difference!

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