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Places to Visit / Top 10 places to visit

The Peak District National Park is the most visited in Europe, but Derbyshire has hundreds of other great places to visit. The list below shows you what we think are the best places to visit in and around Derbyshire.

1. Chatsworth House - 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.

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

3. Carsington Water - A very popular tourist attraction which was opened in May 1992 by Her Majesty the Queen. It offers a wide range of activities and walks.

4. Alton Towers - Set in Staffordshire, right next to Derbyshire, Alton Towers is the most visited theme park in Britain and has some of the best, mind-blowing rides.

5. Crich Tramway Village - Set right next to Matlock, it is the perfect day out for all the family and was voted BBC East Midlands Today 'BEST DAY OUT 2005'.

6. Heights of Abraham - Along with visiting Matlock, the Heights of Abraham will give you that stunning view and an experience you'll never forget.

7. Bolsover Castle - Extensively restored in the early 1990's, Bolsover Castle is a remarkable place to see and visit which dates back to the 17th century.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. M & C Collection of Historic Motorcycles - A wide range of classic motorcycles ranging back to 1900, a perfect day out for motorcycle fans.

For more places to visit in and around Derbyshire, see our places to visit listings.

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