Tourism

Dry stone wall

Imagine rugged hills and mountains, romantic windswept moors, gently rolling farmland, wooded dales, lakeland views and majestic underground caverns.


Imagine bustling towns, picturesque villages and friendly hamlets packed with cottages built from local stone.

Imagine all of this, and you have Derbyshire.

You can find out more and plan your visit to Derbyshire by visiting Derbyshire's tourism website (opens in a new window).

Here are a few attractions to help you plan your visit:

Derwent Valley Mills

Derwent Valley Mills is a World Heritage Site.

Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.

Countryside sites

Whether you're looking for an exciting day out with the family or a quiet picnic spot, we offer a variety of countryside sites to fit the bill.

Why not come and explore our country parks, wildlife and amenities (including picnic sites, sites of interest and grasslands), visitor centres, woodland, waterways and wetlands and walks and trails.

Arts and entertainment

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has a varied and changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops for all the family throughout the year.

Find out more about what's on in the county's galleries and theatres on the artsderbyshire website (opens in a new window).

Leisure and recreation

Our Five Pits Trail is one of Sustrans and The Guardian's 40 best British bike rides (opens in a new window).

You can visit the local district and borough council websites for details on parks, leisure centres, swimming pools and car parking across the county. 

Information on other websites

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