Tourist Attractions etc in Derbyshire
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Derbyshire Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of Derbyshire...

Derbyshire Tourist Attractions

Establishment PhotoHIGHFIELDS HAPPY HENSTourist Attraction
Heage Lane, Etwall, DE65 6LS
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Highfields is a special farm - it provides training for young people with Special needs - the hens, sheep and cows are part of the therapy of love and understanding.

Our customers make it all possible by buying our produce - all are welcome to look around and see how good food should be produced.

Opening Times: Open all year round, Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 17.00; Closed Sundays, Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

Admission: £5.50 per person, under 2 years free of charge. Tuesdays term time only parent and toddler special £2.50.
Tel: 01283 732083    Fax: 01283 732083
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blank tabPOOLES CAVERN & BUXTON COUNTRY PARKTourist Attraction
Green Lane, Buxton, Derbys, SK17 9DH
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Limestone, water and millions of years created this spectacular natural cavern, rich in history and legend.

See Derbyshire's longest stalactite and the incredible "Poached Egg" Chamber. Set in beautiful woodland with trails to Grinlow viewpoint.

Take a journey back through time and follow in the footsteps of poets, royalty, outlaws, Romans and Celts into an amazing underworld of crystals, rock and water.

Follow our expert guides into Derbyshire's most spectacular natural cavern deep beneath Buxton Country Park. Childrens play area, Visitor Centre, exhibitions, restaurant and gift shop. Limited disabled access - phone for details.

Also available GO APE high wire forest adventure course. Please see our website for special events, admission costs and opening times.
Tel: 01298 26978    Fax: 01298 73563
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Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby, DE72 3EP
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Elvaston Steam Rally is an annual event, which has been running since 1976. Each year it gets larger and more popular. The money raised by this event goes to local charities.

The rally consists of many varied exhibits from around the UK and includes the following: Steam engines, Tractors, Stationary engines, Historic cars and motorbikes, miniature steam engines, Trade, craft, autojumble, and charity stalls, Vintage caravans, Fairground rides, Commercial and military vehicles, Events in the arena etc.

The all inclusive price for camping covers you and your party (2 Adults, 2 Children) for camping and admission on both days of the rally, Saturday and Sunday. Please check our website for the latest information on camping. Rally date 2nd & 3rd July 2016.
Tel: 07504 045197 (General) 07969 264879 (Camping)
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blank tabBLUE JOHN CAVERNTourist Attraction
Mamtor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA - Please follow the brown signs to the cavern.
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BLUE JOHN CAFE...enjoy Hot and Cold Meals, Refreshments and Home-baked Cakes...The Blue John Cavern is a world famous, beautiful and ornate fluorspar.

The mineral has been mined for centuries and continues to be so in the winter months. Traditional methods of turning Blue John are still used. The skill of our craftsmen enables the visitor to view this unique stone at its best.

Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Blue John can be seen in its natural state along with stalactites, stalagmites and huge caverns.

See the Waterfall Cavern and the Grand Crystallised Cavern with its multi-coloured dome. Visit Lord Mulgraves' dining room, and in the Variegated Cavern (approx. 200ft high and 30ft wide).

Please see our website for special offers and opening times.
Tel: 01433 620638
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blank tabNATIONAL STONE CENTRETourist Attraction
Porter Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS
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Telling the Story of Stone - history, science, technology, art, environment - in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District.

A dramatic site steeped in industrial history, ecology, displaying 330 million year old fossil tropical reefs. The centre also runs training courses and teaches dry stone walling.

We also have a small cafe on site in our discovery centre. Limited wheelchair access - the exhibition centre is easily accessible and has bathroom facilities, however not all areas are accessible. Ideal for schools and coach parties.
Tel: 01629 824833
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blank tabDENBY POTTERY VISITOR CENTRETourist Attraction
Derby Road, Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX

Denby Visitor Centre is next to the pottery in an attractive courtyard. Shops include the Denby Home Store, extensive Factory Shop full of Denby bargains at up to 60% off RRP, gift shops, garden and cookery shops, Dartington Crystal and Bourne's Restaurant. Pottery tours daily Feb-Oct, include paint a plate and make a frog. Small Denby museum and twice daily free Cookery Demonstrations. Open daily throughout the year. Free centre entry and free parking.
Tel: 01773 740799
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blank tabSTRUTT'S NORTH MILLTourist Attraction
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Belper North Mill Trust, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire
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In 1804 William Strutt built North Mill, then the world's most technologically advanced, 'fire-proof', building.

We now display, by original and replica machinery, the history of cotton spinning, 'Brettles' renown silk and cotton hosiery collection, Derbyshire's unique chevening and accounts of framework knitting and nailmaking. Schools programme.

The renown Belper River Gardens and Strutt industrial housing are nearby.

Free car parking.
Tel: 01773 880474    Fax: 01773 880474
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Derby Gaol & Pie Shoppe

51 Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1DF
Tel: 01332 366651

Situated in the depths of the original dungeons of the Derbyshire County Gaol dating back to 1756, the Derby Gaol offers a reminder of the city's grisly past. See the condemned cells and learn of England's last revolution (The Pentrich Rebellion) which resulted in the last hanging, drawing and quartering in the country. Survivors can sample traditional fayre in the Gaol's Pie Shoppe, located in the cell-block where an open fire roars during winter months.

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Carsington Water

near Ashbourne
Tel: 01629 540696      E-mail:    

Carsington Water covers 750 acres and offers some of the best sailing in the country. Set in the spectacular scenery of the southern Peak District there are footpaths and cycle routes around the lake and nearby scope for climbing, caving, abseiling and brilliant walks and mountain biking. Carsington Water is located between Matlock and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. It is off of the B5035 Ashbourne to Wirksworth Road and the Watersports Centre is on the North Side of the lake near to the main Visitors Centre. Free Car Parking is available for Carsington Sports and Leisure users next to the Centre.

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Bumpi's Big Adventure

23 Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8GW
Tel: 01332 204292

Bumpi's Big Adventure Indoor Play and Blue Cloud Cafe. Learning and development through magical adventure play. It is a fantastic adventure play experience incorporating a three-tier adventure play structure. For children up to 4' 9" (144cm). Our qualified staff are dedicated to help fire the imagination, encourage physical exercise and social interaction of all children. Parent and toddler mornings Monday to Friday. Babies free. ROSPA certified.

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Darley Mill Pottery

4 Cotton Mill Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DZ
Tel: 01332 343070

Family run pottery studio and showroom. Handmade original designs made on the premises. Specialists in techniques of: throwing on the potters wheel, slab building, soda-glazed, lustreware and Earthstone TM ceramics. Collectors 'one-offs' and special birthday and wedding gifts made by Craft Potters Association accredited makers: Andrew Mason and May Ling Beadsmoore.

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Little Chester Heritage Centre

St Paul's Church, Mansfield Road, Derby
Tel: 01332 363354     E-mail:

About 80 AD the Romans built a fort beside the River Derwent at Little Chester and called it Derventio. They occupied the area until at least 350 AD and during that time a town grew up around the fort. After 500 AD Anglo-Saxons settled in the area and some of their burials have been found at Little Chester. During the 8th century the region became the kingdom of Mercia and the town of Northworthy, later Derby, became established about 1 mile down river.

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The Dolls House Emporium

Codnor Gate Business Park, High Holborn Road, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3YD
Tel: 0845 434 9201    Fax: 01773 513772

The Dolls House Emporium is the world's leading supplier of over 25 dolls houses and 2,500 accessories. All of our display houses are built, decorated, lit and fully furnished. We stock a range of products only available in-store and you can also pick up our free mail order catalogue.

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Paint a Pot

Markeaton Craft Village, Markeaton Park, Derby, DE22 3BG
Tel: 01332 202652

Paint a Pot is a ceramics studio based in the Craft Village of Markeaton Park, Derby. We have a wide range of blank pottery shapes for you to decorate. Great for any age and you don't need any great artistic talent. Birthday Parties - a party full of creative fun suitable for all ages. Our package includes: party invitations, party host, every child will paint their own pot, drinks and biscuits, a unique gift for the birthday child. Pack-a-Party - If you can't come to us, we can come to you or prepare a party box for you to collect.

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Rawdon Road, nr Swadlincote,  Derbyshire, DE12 6GA
Tel: 01283 216633

Award winning attraction at the Heart of the National Forest. A fantastic mix of indoor and outdoor experiences suitable for young or old including barefoot walk, art gallery and balloon rides.

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Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre

194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ
Tel: 01332 712833/885

Take a factory tour and see many traditional hand skills passed down through generations of craftsmen and artists. We can assure you a fascinating glimpse into the modern day working of an historic past. Come and see masterpieces in the making!

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Bagshawe Cavern

12 Bradwell Head Road, Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 9HD
Tel: 01433 620540

Bagshawe was found accidentally in 1806 by lead miners and was named after Sir William Bagshawe who owned the land when it was discovered. New areas of the cavern are still been discovered today even after nearly 200 years since it was originally found. Once used as a show cave but now used exclusively for adventure caving trips.

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Speedwell & Peak Cavern Ltd

Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA
Tel: 01433 620512     Fax: 01433 621888     Email:

Delve into the murky depths of the Bottomless Pit, an underground lake in a magnificent cathedral-like chamber, at Speedwell Cavern. After arriving at the cave's almost hidden entrance, visitors climb down steps to an underground canal where they get onto the guide's boat. This 200-year-old lead mine opens into a network of natural caverns and underground rivers which visitors can float along on a boat. Unravel the mysteries of the Devil's Arse (S33 8WS) and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.

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Heights of Abraham Caverns

Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PD
Tel: 01629 582365     E-mail:

At the Heights of Abraham discover fun and activities for all ages- from the spectacular cable car ride high above Matlock Bath to an underground exploration of our two amazing show caverns. Within the grounds there are adventure play areas, woodland walks, gift shops, the Who Why What! exhibition, Hi Cafe and Woodlanders licensed restaurant, all with stunning views of the Derbyshire Dales for you to enjoy.

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Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions

110 North Parade, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NS
Tel: 01629 583624

Large thermal pool containing various species of carp. Also indoor aquarium, hologram gallery, petrifying well, gemstone collection, local history exhibition.

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