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Derbyshire is a county in the heart of England. Well known for being a hugely diverse county with towns and cities nestled in breath-taking countryside, this East Midlands county is all about the great outdoors. Enjoy fantastic walking holidays, staying in characteristic self catering country cottages.

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MARCH - MAY High 12.76°c Low 4.83°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 19.47°c Low 11.79°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 13.3°c Low 7.56°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 6.42°c Low 1.44°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Derbyshire

The area is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages and historic houses. From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, Derbyshire has just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country to go walking. Couple the fantastic scenery with amazing local Food & Drink, it’s almost certain to become one of your favourite destinations!


Bakewell is one of the most famous towns in Derbyshire and is known for its weekly markets and, of course, the Bakewell Pudding! Walking around the quaint cobbled streets and enjoy a walk along the River Wye taking in the picturesque weirs along the way. Bakewell market fills the town with hustle, bustle and some great local produce. The town is also known for its great selection of unique shops, where you can browse the shabby chic trinkets, books and local cheese ‘til your heart’s content!


Derby is the UK's most central city, a great place for a cultural break and a great base to explore nearby Peak District delights. It has much to attract the visitor with its excellent shopping facilities, including an upmarket mix of quality, independent niche retailers, cafes, restaurants and bars. Derby has museums, galleries and has a growing reputation on the national cultural scene.


Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire. Described as "the gateway” to the Peak District National Park, Buxton has the highest elevation (about 1,000 feet 300 m above sea level) of any market town in England. Landmarks include Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring, famously bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. With a wealth of independent and high street shopping opportunities, an ever-expanding choice of cafés, bars and restaurants, and a year-round programme of fairs and markets, this town has much to offer.


There are many fantastic things to love about Derbyshire - the countryside, the little towns and villages dotted about the county and the many landmarks and sites of historic interest it has to offer. But what about the food and drink? There are lots of great dishes which have their roots and origins in Derbyshire - some of which you may have sampled plenty of times and others which you may never have tried before. Try the renowned Bakewell pudding, Derbyshire oatcakes and Buxton pudding.


Derbyshire is at the centre of an excellent rail network and is well served by express coach services. Three major airports, East Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester Airport are within easy reach.