The county of Derbyshire in England’s East Midlands is famed for being the home of Peak District National Park, the Pennine Hills and part of England’s National Forest. Derbyshire, however, offers plenty of other things to do besides adventures in the vast, untamed wilderness. History enthusiasts can tour the Chatsworth House mansion, the medieval Haddon Hall manor or the stately Elizabethan Hardwick Hall. Families will love visiting the period-accurate Crich Tramway Village.

The magical Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park offers family-friendly adventure with rides, games, food and fun. Matlock Farm Park offers animal adventures and play barns for the kids. Interesting museums also abound, including the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Cromford Mills and the Fossil Museum at the Heights of Abraham. On the Peak Rail, you can take a nostalgic ride through the countryside on an authentic vintage train. For a cultural experience, take in a show at the Buxton Opera House.

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  • Derby

    The city of Derby in Derbyshire County sits along the shores of the River Derwent and is famed for its museums, art galleries, sporting franchises and living museums. For football fans looking to cheer on the home team, the iPro Stadium is the home of the Derby County Football Club. Kids will thrill to the living museum at the Markeaton...

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  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Derby

    Some of the best places to go shopping in Derby include modern air-conditioned shopping malls and outdoor street markets. Like many cities around the world, you’ll find a mix of high-street chain stores and independent retailers selling unique products. Cathedral Quarter and the car-free streets of St Peter’s Quarter are pleasant places to shop in Derby. You can browse fresh produce...

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  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Derby

    Derby can be just as fun after sunset as it is during the day. After dinner, you can expect the night to be just getting started in this city on the banks of the River Derwent. While it may lack the glamor of bigger British cities, a large student population gives Derby an eclectic nightlife scene. Whether you’re traveling solo...

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