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Things to do in Derbyshire

Derbyshire has 225 miles of the National Forest within its borders, plus a large area of the gorgeous Peak District National Park up north. The county is home to some great houses, including Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, Calke Abbey and Chatsworth House, all entrenched in history. There are also some spooky caverns and caves available to visit for a more alternative day out.

The most looked at attractions in Derbyshire in the last month are Conkers, The Heights of Abraham and Peak Cavern - The Devil's Arse.

In the last 30 days, Nature, Historical and Active were the most popular categories.


Did you know...
The Royal Shrovetide Football Match occurs every year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in Ashbourne. It can involve hundreds of players and dates back to medieval times.

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
HistoricalLandmarks and Monuments
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Indoors
Museums
Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House

Buxton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors
Entertainment
Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

Ticknall, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
HistoricalNature
Carsington Water

Carsington Water

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 3 - 4 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
ActiveNature
Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors
HistoricalKids
Conkers

Conkers

Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 3 - 4 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
KidsNature
Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags

Creswell, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Outdoors
Nature
Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

Crich, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 3 - 4 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
ActiveHistoricalMuseumsNatureTravel
Denby Visitor Centre

Denby Visitor Centre

Denby, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Outdoors
Go Ape! - Buxton

Go Ape! - Buxton

Buxton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Outdoors
Active
Gulliver's Kingdom

Gulliver's Kingdom

Matlock, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 3 - 4 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
ActiveTheme Parks
Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

Bakewell, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
Historical
Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors
Historical
Ladybooth Equestrian Centre

Ladybooth Equestrian Centre

Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Outdoors
ActiveKidsNature
Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens

Buxton, Derbyshire
Time Needed:
Type: Outdoors
Nature
Peak Cavern - The Devil's Arse

Peak Cavern - The Devil's Arse

Catleton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Underground
Nature
Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Castleton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Outdoors
Historical
Poole's Cavern & Country Park

Poole's Cavern & Country Park

Buxton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Underground
Nature
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Indoors
Historical
Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern

Castleton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Underground
Nature
Strutt's North Mill

Strutt's North Mill

Belper, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Indoors
HistoricalMuseums
The Chestnut Centre

The Chestnut Centre

Chapel-en-le-Firth, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Outdoors
Animals & Wildlife
The Heights of Abraham

The Heights of Abraham

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 2 - 3 hours
Type: Indoors, Outdoors, Underground
Nature
Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern

Castleton, Derbyshire
Time Needed: 1 - 2 hours
Type: Underground
Nature