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Things To See & Do

From countryside walks and scenic trails to award-winning attractions and quaint country villages, there are endless things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Things To See & Do in the Peak District & Derbyshire

If you're looking for great days out and the best things to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire, look no further. From stately homes and historic castles to show caverns, world-class heritage sites, distilleries and high-wire adventures, we have a host of unmissable attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

Get here by bus. Hop on, hop off the open-top Peak Sightseer bus service. Running at weekends until 24th December.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is of course well-known for its natural beauty, and no visit here is complete without spending some time in the great outdoors. Explore Britain's original National Park and discover beautiful cycling trails and walking routes for all abilities, or have a go with a hands-on experience such as climbing, caving and horse-riding. Find more great things to see and do in the Peak District and Derbyshire below.

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Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

The Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town.


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Bike Garage

Bike Garage has been providing mountain bike hire since 2010 from its workshop in Bamford. Voted best cycle hire in the Peak District by Tripadvisor…


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Matlock Farm Park

Come on down to Matlock Farm Park, the ideal place for families to visit to enjoy the fresh air and have fun with our friendly animals.


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Bluebells Dairy

A family farm with calves, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, a pony, a donkey and guinea pigs for everyone to come and meet.


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Quackers Café at Thornbridge Estate

Free to park, you can sit and enjoy a breakfast sandwich, coffee and cake, or a spot of light lunch in Quackers Cafe.


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Cromford Mills

Explore the history of Cromford Mills and discover the captivating story of how the Derwent Valley changed the world in the 18th Century with the…


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Haddon Hall

Take a step back in time and experience the wonder of Medieval and Elizabethan architecture as you explore Haddon Hall, one of the country’s most…


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The Pavilion Gardens

The Gardens are enjoyed by over 500,000 people every year. The combination of walks, lakes, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a…


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Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 150+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…


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Go Ape Buxton

The UK's number one forest adventure in the heart of the Peak District. Located on the edge of this beautiful spa town, our high ropes experience at…


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Rapid Horizons Ltd

Explore your adventurous side with Rapid Horizons, the premier provider of outdoor water sport activities and paddlesport courses nestled in the…


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Chatsworth Garden

Chatsworth is welcoming visitors with more than 50,000 new flowering perennials, shrubs and trees as well as a huge, new stone sculpture called…


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