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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    • 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 Places Locals Love to Eat in Derby

      There are many places locals love to eat in Derby, which range from simple food stalls to converted pubs within UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In recent years, the dining scene has been transformed by the kind of talent and imagination that made this vibrant Midlands city’s fortunes in the first place. Many visitors ignore Derby in their hurry to reach...

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