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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.



Dovedale Cottages

Pretty country cottage, lovingly restored. Nestling in an idyllic and peaceful setting. Warm, cosy, full of character. Wonderful rambles from door to…



White Peak Distillery

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


Buxton Visitor Centre and Buxton Crescent…

Welcome to Buxton’s Visitor Centre at the Pump Room, providing you with information on great places to visit and experiences to enjoy in our town and…



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…

Heritage, Arts & Culture Events



Japan Fest Welcomes Asia at Cromford Mills

Enter a celebration of Asian culture with “Japan Fast Welcomes Asia” Free Event


Buxton Regency Ball 2024 at Buxton Crescent…

Back for its third year, the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Regency Ball 2024 takes place in the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 28th September.


Derby Feste

Festé returns with spectacular outdoor circus and dance, dazzling acrobatics, and the return of its iconic procession, across Derby City locations…


Simon Armitage at The Foxlowe Arts Centre.

SIMON ARMITAGE Reading from 'Sir Gawain & The Green Knight' + book signing

Heritage, Arts & Culture Trails


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.

Belper Heritage Walk

Learn more about this industrial community and how it has changed in the past 200 years.

Buxton Heritage Trail

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

Walk through the Derwent Valley Mills World…

A delightful 6 mile or 8 mile walk through some of the key places within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

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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