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Heritage, Arts & Culture

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is bursting with heritage, arts and culture, with a fine choice of museums, galleries and visitor attractions in all corners of the country.

The area is famously connected to the Industrial Revolution and is home to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. There’s a wealth of museums to explore, plus places to visit that have inspired generations of writers, artists and creatives, including Charlotte Bronte and Joseph Wright.

With so many heritage attractions and places to visit, you will be spoiled for choice. Enjoy live theatre and up to the minute cinema, arts and festivals and local events celebrating the Peak District and Derbyshire’s unique cultural offer.




White Peak Distillery

Established in 2016, White Peak Distillery is the first full-scale, craft distillery in the Peak District region.


Thornbridge Estate

Thornbridge Hall is a Grade II listed stately home in the heart of the Peak District. It is surrounded by 12 acres of quintessentially English…



Heights of Abraham

Take a cable car flight to the Heights of Abraham 60-acre hilltop park, with cavern tours, exhibitions, adventure play and much more.


Creswell Crags

Wooly mammoths roamed the lands around Creswell Crags, and nomadic Neanderthal man sought shelter in Creswell Crags’ caves whilst they were following…

Heritage, Arts & Culture Events




Hardwick Wintertide at Hardwick Hall

Share a special winter with the family at Hardwick Wintertide this year, chase lights and shadows around the hall as you tour by lantern light.


Christmas on the Thornbridge Estate

Christmas on the Thornbridge Estate is a magical time ...


Wreath Making Workshop at The National Trust Ilam…

Creating a handmade wreath is a wonderfully festive activity to get into the Christmas spirit. National Trust Ilam Park Winter Events

Heritage, Arts & Culture Offers


Special Offer

Wildhive Callow Hall ~ Pol Roger Dinner

Join the entertaining George Prideaux for dinner in the Dovedale Room with carefully curated wine pairings.

Heritage, Arts & Culture Trails


Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk

An interesting 6 or 8 mile walk through woods and fields to visit Chatsworth House in its setting beside the River Derwent

Buxton Heritage Trail

Explore Buxton’s historic buildings and places following the Buxton Heritage Trail. QR Codes providing interactive content are available along the…

Edith Nesbit walk from New Mills

Discover the countryside that inspired Edith Nesbit's famous book 'The Railway Children'

Heritage Highlights of Ashbourne Walk

This easy circular walk takes in the heritage highlights of Ashbourne in less than 2 miles, walking on well-made paths, streets and lanes, with no…

Heritage, Arts & Culture Itineraries


What to See & Do: 48 hours in Buxton

This itinerary based in the historic spa and market town of Buxton, famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture.

Castles, Markets & Spires

Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

City Heritage, Culture and Cocktails!

Visit Derby, the UK’s most central city, with a rich history of creativity and making, a busy cultural calendar, a varied shopping offer and the…

Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

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