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Each month Visit Derbyshire has featured articles throughout the website which prove very popular. These articles are about specific topics ranging from Alton Towers to Sailability. The following featured articles have already been featured or are on the website at present.

Ashbourne Highland Gathering (June 2007)
The annul Ashbourne Highland Gathering event held at the Ashbourne Recreation Ground attracts visitors and tourists alike from all over the globe...
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Places to Visit - Rain or Shine (June 2007)
We all know the good old British weather can catch us off guard, so here at Visit Derbyshire we have compiled a list of places to visit, rain or shine...
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Y-Not Festival (June 2007)
It's festival season in Derbyhsire Dales again. This time with a difference: over the weekend of 3-6 August, more than 30 bands and DJs will be playing at Y-Not Festival...
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Well Dressing (May 2007)
Well dressing is a custom practiced in rural England in which wells are decorated with designs created from flower petals...
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World Superbikes return to Donington Park (March 2007)
The hotly contested SBK World Superbike Championship returns to Donington Park...
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Shacklock’s Walk for Rainbows (March 2007)
On Sunday 22nd July 2007 people from across Derbyshire will be stepping out to raise money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice...
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Bakewell Show (February 2007)
There will be the usual old favourites which make Bakewell Show so popular with visitors - show jumping, champion animals....
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Wedding Venue - Kedleston Hall (January 2007)
Kedleston was built between 1759 and 1765 for the Curzon family, who have lived in the area since the 12th century...
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Shrovetide Football (November 2006)
Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday began in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and is one of the world's most grueling football games....
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The Peak District (October 2006)
From the high hills, craggy rock-faces and wild moorlands of England’s National Park, to the tranquil, tree-shaded dales and valleys...
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Magical History Tour - Stately Homes (October 2006)
Throughout the Peak District and Derbyshire, you will discover a host of stately homes...
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Dannah Farm Country House (August 2006)
The only accommodation in Derbyshire to have been awarded 5 stars from the AA, and a Little Gem Award from the RAC...
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Cycling in Derbyshire (April 2006)
From its invention in 1817 through to present day, the bicycle has had a huge impact on world history...
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Golfing in Derbyshire (March 2006)
Get your driver ready as Derbyshire hosts many of the best golf courses in the country with the sport having been played over several centuries...
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Camping in Derbyshire (February 2006)
The camping holiday in the 'Great Outdoors' has been a great Great British tradition for over 100 years, and with countryside as beautiful as the peaks and dales of Derbyshire it is easy to understand why...
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Places to visit in 2006 (January 2006)
The Peak District National Park is the most visited in Europe, but Derbyshire has hundreds of other great places to visit.
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Industrial Heritage (October 2005)
Derbyshire has a wealth of experience when it comes to industry, this including the various mill complexes, canal and railway lines. Many of which are still in use today...
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Peak District National Park Facts (October 2005)
The Derbyshire Peak District's stunning scenery and beautiful walks have attracted people for thousands of years...
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The National Forest (October 2005)
The National Forest is in the very Heart of England, across parts of, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire...
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Top 10 places to visit (September 2005)
The list shows you what we think are the best places to visit in and around Derbyshire...
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Cycling in and around Derbyshire (November 2004)
Derbyshire is a county with magnificent, natural beauty which provides a beautiful setting in which to enjoy a cycling break. There are footpaths, disused railway lines and sweeping country roads...
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Sailability (November 2004)
Swarkestone Sailing Club is situated a few miles south of Derby and is a small, friendly, family club. It has excellent disabled facilities and good access to the water...
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The Facts about Camping (December 2003)
Camping holidays have been popular for decades and today there are some 1.2 million people in the UK who choose camping as their choice of holiday or holiday accommodation...
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The Countryside Code (November 2003)
Derbyshire is beautiful, dramatic and 'wild' BUT it is also a living and working landscape with fragile and vulnerable inhabitants. By observing the Countryside Code...
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