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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.




Great British Car Journey

Boasting a collection of 130+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…


Creswell Crags

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



Buxton Crescent Spa Hotel

A stay at the Buxton Crescent is the perfect opportunity to sleep in a magnificent heritage building, with all the service and amenities of a 5-star…


Buxton Crescent Experience

Set in nine intimate rooms at The Buxton Crescent, this engaging visitor experience tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and…

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 ...


Paper wreaths and posies

Learn how to make paper flowers using recycled paper, card and wire and develop them into a seasonal wreath for your home.

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


Bolsover to Carr Vale Nature Reserve - Walking…

This lovely walk takes you out of Bolsover on quiet footpaths, offering wonderful views over the surrounding open countryside.

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

Whaley Bridge Town Trail

Take the time to find out more about the history of the town and the surrounding area. See how Whaley Bridge’s industry developed.

Edith Nesbit walk from New Mills

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

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.

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.

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…

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