Things To Do

Haddon Hall

A 12th Century medieval manor house and home of the Manners family since 1567. It has featured on screen in Pride & Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

Carsington Water

Opened in May 1992 and operated by Severn Trent Water. A visitors centre features exhibitions, information and souvenirs. Outdoor activities include sailing, kayaking, walking and cycling.

Alton Towers

Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort, Britain’s most-loved theme park with great kid’s attractions, white-knuckle roller coaster rides, special events and much, much more.

Blue John Cavern

The Blue John Cavern is a series of caverns and the finest source of Blue John in Great Britain. The most prized ornamental variety of Fluor-Spar can be used to create stunning jewellery.

Chatsworth Estate

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Explore the imposing house, discover water features and sculpture amongst 105 acres of grounds and browse Britain’s Best Farm Shop and Café.

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village, nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire, that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.


A dramatic limestone ravine, famous for its stunning scenery, wildlife and featuring the  much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove, Milldale, Biggin Dale and Wolfscote Hill & Dale.

Hardwick Hall

Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s. Its six towers make a dramatic skyline whilst inside rich tapestries, plaster friezes and alabaster fireplaces colour the rooms.

Kedleston Hall

A spectacular 1760’s Neo-classical mansion, framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam.

Matlock & Matlock Bath

Matlock became an instant hit when warm springs were discovered in 1698. Today the town boasts Victorian architecture, located in an imposing limestone gorge.