Attractions in Derbyshire
POOLES CAVERN & BUXTON COUNTRY PARK
Green Lane, Buxton, Derbys, SK17 9DH
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...
Museum & Gallery
High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA
Discover Derbyshire's Museum of the Year 2011 and 2012, and East Midlands Museum of the Year 2013. Enjoy our warm, family friendly environment, wonderful social history displays, beautiful gardens, tempting tea room and amazing views across the...
STEEPLE GRANGE LIGHT RAILWAY
4 Oak Tree Gardens, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5WA
An opportunity to ride on a unique narrow gauge railway built on part of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway branch to Middleton by Wirksworth. The railway uses former mining and quarrying locomotives and rolling stock and climbs up a st...
DENBY POTTERY VISITOR CENTRE
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...
STRUTT'S NORTH MILL
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Belper North Mill Trust, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire
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 colle...
Steam Rally • Camping
ELVASTON CASTLE STEAM RALLY AND CAMPING
Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby, DE72 3EP
Pre-paid weekend £45.00, Rally weekend £60.00
Elvaston Steam Rally (Supporting Local Charities) Elvaston Steam Rally is an annual event held on the first full weekend of July. Proceeds from the event are donated to local charities. There’s something for all the family. Steam Engines, Vi...
NATIONAL STONE CENTRE
Porter Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS
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 fossils
BLUE JOHN CAVERN
Mamtor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA - Please follow the brown signs to the cavern.
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. Traditi
Museums & Galleries
NEW MILLS HERITAGE & INFORMATION CENTRE
Rock Mill Lane, New Mills, High Peak, SK22 3BN
New Mills Heritage Centre is home to a small but perfectly formed museum that visitors say is just right for finding out more about the spectacular natural features and fascinating history of the town. Display boards, a mock mine, an engraver'...
Stately Homes & Gardens
Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 1LE
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century.