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Places to Visit / Places to visit in 2006

The Peak District National Park is the most visited in Europe, but Derbyshire has hundreds of other great places to visit. The attractions below are just some of the most well known in Derbyshire.

Derwent Valley Visitors Centre
A great place to find out about the history of the industrial heritage, also there are plenty of walking trails.
 

Midland Railway Centre
Historic railway exhibits, and a three and a half mile working section of the Midlands Railway with regular steam train rides.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, also Elvaston Castle has many different events through out the year.
 

Carsington Water
Opened in May 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen. It offers a wide range of activities and walks.
 

Melbourne Hall
Situated in The National Forest, Melbourne Hall is beautifully preserved by the National Trust. It also offers some interesting walks.

Matlock
An all-year-round attraction with some stunning scenery, shops, amusements and plenty to see and do.

Chatsworth House & Gardens
Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House is one of the grandest and most visited stately homes in the country.

Donington Grand Prix Collection
The collection of grand prix racing cars represents the largest you will ever see, anywhere in the world. The collection holds some of the grand prix racing cars driven by some of the motor sport legends.

Gullivers Kingdom
This theme park provides the perfect day out for kids up to the age of 13. Also there are some rides for the big kid of the family as well.

Coors Visitors Centre
A really interesting day out for the whole family, formally the Bass Museum, provides the history of brewing industry. Through out the year there are many events for children.

Peak Cavern
In the Peak District village, Castleton offers amazing walks and as you get deep into the cliffs you'll find the largest cave entrance in Britain.

Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill
The 'Stonehenge of the Midlands', built around 3000 BC, is one of the most famous ancient sites in Derbyshire.

For more places to visit in and around Derbyshire use the tab at the top of the page. Visit Derbyshire also has comprehensive listings for accommodation, what's on, eating out and activities.

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