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Days out

Derbyshire and the Peak District offer a range of attractions... Page 22

48 hours

Check out our weekend favourites in this region... Page 50

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CONTENTS Welcome...................................................................................... 09 Derbyshire and the Peak District is a region like no other!

History all around....................................................................... 14 ©JASON BATTERHAM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; NATIONAL TRUST IMAGES/JOHN MILLAR/NATIONALTRUST.ORG.UK; PAVEL LOVESKY/ADOBE STOCK; STEVE BOND IMAGES/BRAMPTON BREWERY; TIM STRANGER/CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE

You can’t move for history here – this region’s past is England’s past.

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Ten things you must do........................................................... 20 There are loads of things to do here – make sure you don’t miss these.

Dovedale Stepping Stones

Let’s go there.............................................................................. 22 Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do here.

If you’re only here for 48 hours.............................................. 50 You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.

Like to shop? You’ll love it here............................................. 52 High street chains, one-off independents and quirky specialists – they’re all waiting for the shopaholic.

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Nightlife

You’ll find everything here, from craft beer to cocktails... Page 98

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Travel

This region is a walker’s paradise... Page 106

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Buxton Opera House

Ten reasons to love this region.............................................. 68 There are dozens of reasons to love Derbyshire and the Peak District – check out a few of our favourites.

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Rock climbing on Stanage Edge, Peak District

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A taste of Derbyshire – and the world.................................. 70 Top-end fine dining, adventurous independents and a great range of ethnic cuisine means you’ll never go hungry here.

A region at the heart of art....................................................... 88 Derbyshire and the Peak District continues to attract – and produce – leading lights of art and culture.

Welcome to the night............................................................... 98 Lively clubs, cosy pubs and a vibrant music scene – there’s plenty to do here after dark.

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Our sporting life.......................................................................104

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Whether you want to watch or take part, there’s plenty on offer here.

Getting here and getting around......................................... 106 Getting to and around this region couldn’t be easier.

Let’s explore..............................................................................108 There’s plenty to do and see here – but it’s also a great base for looking further afield.

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Peak Ales Visitor Centre Traditionally crafted in the beautiful Peak District, producing a simply magnificent pint

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ou may have read about the Peak Ales story – in 2003 Robert and Debra Evans had a carefully prepared plan – sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District, simple? Rob knew he only had one chance to get this right, working hard to find premises suitable to fit in with his dream. Chatsworth suggested he took a look at Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate, the barn buildings were in disrepair but the potential was obvious; the perfect location for a microbrewery had been discovered. Two years later and after many hurdles including planning, electricity, drainage, renovation, finance and resident barn owls, the first beer had been brewed and the owls had a purpose built nesting box – no other barn owls in Derbyshire have accommodation so grand! It had been an emotional journey. Mighty oaks grow from little acorns as they say and by 2012 it was becoming clear we’d hit capacity and keeping up with demand became a challenge, at the end of 2014 we

upgraded our brewing equipment to a 20-barrel plant and the main brewery moved to a purpose-built premise in the picturesque location of Ashford in the Water. Good things come to those who wait, and our relationship with Chatsworth and the Cunnery Barn didn’t end there. Another four years of hurdles similar to those we faced in the beginning, 2019 saw us complete a brand new project. We installed a 2.5-barrel pilot brewery, allowing us to experiment with new recipes and beer styles. We also installed a small gin still and Chatsworth Gin was born. Peak Ales Visitor Centre consists of the working brewery and distillery, a shop and tasting room. The venue is also available to hire for private functions and events. We hold various events throughout the year also, keep an eye on our social media for more information on these. We’re proud to be able to consistently supply quality products in and around the Peak District. Open daily until 4pm.

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elcome to Derbyshire and the Peak District and may we congratulate you on your great taste in destinations! We are so glad you chose to visit this wonderful place and we know you’ll be thinking the same by the end of your stay. From caverns and country houses to bike trails and beauty spots, this region is enriched with heritage and things to see and do. Our charming towns and villages are home to a superb variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms and many of them champion local produce from nearby farms and shops or drinks from local breweries and distilleries. Home to Chatsworth House and the World Heritage Derwent Valley Mills, the Peak District has thousands of stories to tell and an abundance of attractions where you can learn all about the area’s history.

Prefer the outdoors over indoors? Well we can cater for you too, of course! Our rolling hills and breathtaking backdrops are what we’re famous for! Choose from hiking, caving, climbing, cycling, weaselling or even abseiling around our extraordinary natural landscapes. However you like to spend your time, there really is something for everyone to enjoy here. Just make sure that you stay long enough to fit it all in! We’ve got an abundance of accommodation options including cosy B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels, rustic log cabins and more, all waiting to give you a warm, Derbyshire welcome. For more information, or for ideas and inspiration and a place to stay, visit our website, visitpeakdistrict.com, and share your pictures of your getaway with us using the hashtag #UniqueDistrict. Enjoy your stay and make sure you come back to visit soon! l

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“FROM CAVERNS AND COUNTRY HOUSES TO BIKE TRAILS AND BEAUTY SPOTS, THIS REGION IS ENRICHED WITH HERITAGE AND THINGS TO SEE AND DO”

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JOURNEY THROUGH STAFFORDSHIRE’S HIDDEN VALLEY Churnet Valley Railway is a delightful heritage railway located in the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands offering something for all the family. Featuring heritage steam and diesel locomotives, the 10-mile line is open to visitors on selected dates throughout the year. Sit back and relax in our 1950/60s carriages as you journey through beautiful countryside that takes in rolling hills, the River Churnet and the Caldon Canal.

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was the site of the first water-powered silk mill in Britain. In 1771 the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill was built at Cromford in the Derwent Valley, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. The importance of this development has led to Derwent Valley Mills being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 18th century saw the rise of the Industrial Revolution and many renowned Derbyshire Industrialists, such as Arkwright, emerged. They created the turning point from what was until then a largely rural economy, to the development of townships based on factory production methods. With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Derby became a centre for the British rail industry. A second industrial boom began in Derby when Rolls-Royce opened a car and aircraft factory in the town in 1907. To the north of the county, the creation of the Derby to Leeds railway by George Stephenson boosted Chesterfield’s population, by facilitating the transport of raw materials and manufactured goods. Historically, mining has played an important role in Derbyshire. Limestone has been p16

erbyshire is a county overflowing with history, from its Bronze Age settlements to nationally important buildings that have shaped the development of the world today as we know it. The first known settlement in Derbyshire was in Derby. The area is thought to date back to pre-Roman times where merchants and craftsmen settled on the bank of the River Derwent when it was too flooded to cross. The Romans are also credited with creating the county’s largest town, Chesterfield, giving it the name – Castra-feld – which literally means ‘standing walls in a field’. This suggests that when the Romans first arrived here they found pre-existing stone-built walls. However, subsequent archaeology has failed to find any trace of them. The Romans built along the River Derwent. One of the most prominent forts was Derventio (Derby) and a Roman road which ran from Derventio to Buxton. The official town of Derby, however, was not founded until AD 807 by the Danes. Derbyshire grew rapidly in the industrial era and was among the centres of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. In 1717, Derby

“WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE RAILWAYS IN THE 19TH CENTURY, DERBY BECAME A CENTRE FOR THE BRITISH RAIL INDUSTRY. A SECOND INDUSTRIAL BOOM BEGAN IN DERBY WHEN ROLLS-ROYCE OPENED A CAR AND AIRCRAFT FACTORY IN THE TOWN IN 1907”

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The famous crooked spire sits atop the Church of St Mary and All Saints in the Roman-founded city of Chesterfield


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The majestic Chatsworth House

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mined since Roman times and used to construct many of the buildings. Lead mining was prevalent in the Peak District; its heyday being the 18th century, which saw the greatest volume of ore recovered. However, from 1850 lead mining declined. North Derbyshire is littered with relics of the old lead mines to this day – shaft heads, old levels and a few old mine buildings. The history of north east and south Derbyshire is characterised by coal mining. In 1947, there were 68 collieries in Derbyshire; today there are none, with the last pit, Markham Colliery, closing in 1994. Alongside coal mining, south Derbyshire also boasted pottery as its other major industry. While mining has disappeared Derbyshire is still renowned for pottery, with Denby Pottery and Royal Crown Derby remaining in the county to this day. Alongside the industrial might of Derbyshire sits some of England’s finest aristocratic homes and estates such as Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Derbyshire is a county rich in history reflecting every aspect of England’s historical experience, from agriculture, mining, textiles to poverty, plague and prosperity. For history buffs, Derbyshire really does have it all. l

Learn all about the plague The weather vane at the museum is a black rat that reflects the main theme of the display – the famous outbreak of Bubonic Plague in Eyam in 1665. A third of the village population died, two hundred and sixty people within fourteen months. The villagers quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of the disease to other towns and villages. Their sacrifice may well have saved many thousands of lives in the north of England. This tragic story, including accounts of individual families is illustrated with dramatic paintings, graphics and models. The display includes remedies for the plague and the latest research into the nature of the disease. Silk, cotton, agriculture, shoes, lead and fluorspar mining and quarrying played their part in Eyam’s subsequent history. The display ends with a display of local minerals and fossils including a dramatic diorama of an old lead mine. There are two temporary exhibitions running throughout 2019. World War One based on the experiences of local servicemen and their families and the 100th anniversary of the boot and shoe makers strike. OPENING TIMES Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10 am-4:00 pm (last entry 3:30 pm)

www.eyam-museum.org.uk • contact@eyam-museum.org.uk

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Visit the birthplace of the modern factory system, established in 1771.

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There is no better place than the Derbyshire Peak District to enjoy a short break or a family holiday. Landal Darwin Forest is situated between Matlock and Bakewell and is ideally located in the Heart of England. The park has been a finalist in the Visit England Awards for Excellence and received the Visit England Gold Award for excelling in hospitality and service. Landal Darwin Forest combines luxury self-catering holiday accommodation with fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool, gym and spa. The woodland setting creates a peaceful location from which to fully relax and get closer to nature. It is the perfect place to stay for visiting scenic countryside, stately homes including Chatsworth House, picturesque villages and a wide range of local attractions.

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OPPOSITE PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Dovedale Stepping Stones; Family fun at Chatsworth; The crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield; Walk up Mam Tor for scenic views; BOTTOM The landlocked Victorian town of Matlock

[01] GHOSTLY TOUR OF BOLSOVER CASTLE

Not for the faint-hearted, the English Heritage castle has been named one of the most haunted sites in England, causing some staff to quit after their experiences. Some lucky (or some would say unlucky) visitors can even experience the apparition of the deceased Sir Charles Cavendish, proprietor of the property back in the 16th century.

[02] DELIGHT IN THE DAMBUSTERS A must for any history enthusiast. Ladybower Dam was the practice ground for Operation Chastise during World War II. A special squadron of Lancaster bombers used Ladybower as their practice runs to choreograph the dangerous and near impossible task of low-level flying at night, to attack the Möhne, Edersee and Sorpe dams in Germany with Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bomb.

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[03] CLIMB THE CROOKED SPIRE Visit Chesterfield’s iconic landmark and climb to the top of the largest church in Derbyshire. Climb around 144 steps to the top of the church. Look down over Chesterfield and the surrounding area from the top of the spire which now leans 9.5ft from its true centre. [04] WALK UP MAM TOR Enjoy a walk to the summit of Castleton’s most famous landmark to marvel in the scenic views of Winnats Pass and Castleton surrounded by rolling hills and idyllic countryside. The most notable feature of Mam Tor is the active landslip which is evidenced graphically by the severe damage to the, now closed, old Mam Tor Road. [05] VISIT THE CAVERNS Take a tour deep underground at Castleton’s

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caverns. Marvel at the stalactites hanging precariously from the cavern roof and explore the years of mining history that has taken place deep below the peaks and villages. [06] VISIT CHATSWORTH Explore the beautiful house and gardens of Chatsworth House. Discover artwork that dates back to the ancient Egyptians or simply imagine yourself awaiting the arrival of Mr Darcy in The Sculpture Gallery. [07] DOVEDALE STEPPING STONES Don’t forget your selfie stick when you visit the 158-acre Ilam Country Park. Enjoy a 50-minute walk and discover the ancient rocks, formed by the accumulation of dead sea creatures more than 350 million years ago, before braving the Dovedale stepping stones across the River Dore.

“CREATED ACCIDENTALLY IN THE TOWN OF BAKEWELL IN THE EARLY 1800s, THE ORIGINAL BAKEWELL PUDDING IS STILL MADE AND SOLD IN THE TOWN TODAY”

[09] EAT A BAKEWELL PUDDING Created accidentally in the town of Bakewell in the early 1800s, the original Bakewell Pudding (not to be confused with the much later Bakewell tart) is still made and sold in the town today. [10] MATLOCK BATH A seaside town without the seaside in the Derwent Valley. The landlocked Victorian town of Matlock Bath has everything you’d expect from a seaside town – fish and chips, candy floss, an aquarium, independent shops, ice cream, arcades and even a cable car up the cliff, but no beach! l

[08] PLAGUE VILLAGE Discover the fascinating yet tragic story of the village of Eyam which was struck by the bubonic plague in 1665. The village took the remarkable and selfless step of quarantining itself. The Plague in Eyam raged for 14 months and claimed the lives of at least 260 villagers. Today, the Plague is remembered in the village’s own museum and many of the original houses still stand bearing Blue Plaques.

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The Salt Cellar on Derwent Edge in the Peak District

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been passed down through 16 generations of the Devonshire family. Around the house, the family have collected artwork that spans a period of more than 4,000 years, with ancient Roman artwork, through to work by Rembrandt and Veronese to modern artists such as Lucian Freud. There are many rooms to explore, including the beautiful Sculpture Gallery famous for the memorable scene in the film Pride and Prejudice where Chatsworth was used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy. It is believed that Jane Austen actually based her idea of Pemberley on Chatsworth House as she wrote the novel while in nearby Bakewell. The Sculpture Gallery was used in the film’s scene where Lizzie Bennet sees the bust of Mr Darcy. You may also recognise the p28

hether you’re a history buff, nature lover or looking for something to get your adrenaline racing, Derbyshire and the Peak District is a brilliant place for a day out. Young or old, there’s something here for everyone. A visit to the region isn’t complete without a trip to the famous Chatsworth House in the Peak District. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House has something for every age, from the farm and adventure play area for younger ones, to the house and beautiful gardens for culture vultures. Made internationally famous thanks to its many film and TV appearances, Chatsworth House is renowned for its architecture, gardens, art and décor. The house, which is rich in history, has

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Travel back in time on Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway and enjoy our beautiful preserved steam and diesel trains as they meander through the valley. WIRKSWORTH

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Visit Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre to find the hidden gems within The National Forest You will find us located within Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DG Open Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm

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Boat Trips on the Beautiful Cromford Canal Sailing on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Weekends Tranquil, Idyllic and Relaxing The Perfect Day Out

Regular Powered Trips Adults £9.00 Children £5.00 Seniors £8.00 Family £24.00

Horse Drawn on Selected Days Return Fares:

Adults £14, Seniors £12, Children £8, Family £38 Single Fares:

Adults £9, Seniors £8, Children £5, Family £25

Further Information & Booking By Phone: 07552 055 455 By Email: bookings@birdswood.org Online: www.birdswood.org

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Countryside enjoy • explore • treasure

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Shipley Country Park

Elvaston Castle is a truly spectacular venue, steeped in history, created as a haven for a family line, its formal gardens and beautiful parkland still inspire and surprise today. Licenced for Weddings. 01629 533870

One of the region’s finest family parks set amongst rolling hills, wildflower meadows and lakes. Visitor Centre with arts and crafts shop and café, superb play facilities and seasonal events. 01629 533991

High Peak Trail – Middleton Top and Black Rocks

Cromford Canal – Wharf and High Peak Junction

Amazing views and fascinating heritage with easy trail access and excellent cycle hire at Middleton Top. Don’t miss the working beam engine and magnificent Black Rocks. 01629 533298

Relax, take a stroll and watch the world go by in this tranquil haven of heritage and wildlife. Discover the railway workshops or enjoy the canal on the historic narrowboat Birdswood. 01629 533298

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beautiful veiled Vestal Virgin sculpture from the same scene. Although admission is charged to visit the house and the 105-acre gardens, farm and adventure play area, the surrounding park is completely free to explore and a superb area of open space with fine scenery, woods and views of the house. It’s an excellent place for a relatively gentle walk or to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day. HADDON HALL Another architectural gem is Haddon Hall. The stately home is a magnificent example of a fortified manor house and hosts events and exhibitions that bring the stories of the past to life. Visitors can immerse themselves in 900 years of history, art and craftsmanship, along with the opportunity to stroll around the cascading Tudor gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District. From the Long Gallery, to the Great Hall and the medieval Chapel, with its beautifully carved alabaster retablo, Haddon Hall has also been the choice of many film directors, with three productions of Jane Eyre and The Princess Bride filmed on site. Bolsover Castle is another hotspot for

history buffs and Instagram-enthusiasts alike. A 17th-century aristocratic retreat, the castle sits on a ridge about the Vale of Scarsdale. There are no barriers inside the “Little Castle” – it is open for exploration. A cafe offers food and drink to fuel you for a wall walk – circular walls encompass the garden, allowing panoramic views of Bolsover Castle grounds and the Vale of Scarsdale. The Peak District also provides a natural playground for outdoor adventurists, with a plethora of cycling and walking routes for all abilities. Its stunning landscape provides opportunities for climbing and caving, while the Rivers Wye and Derwent provide ample opportunity to take in the stunning scenery by canoe or kayak. If water sports are your thing, then a trip to Carsington Water near Ashbourne is the place to head, offering sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, powerboating and fly fishing on the reservoir. Carsington Water is located within a Country Park which has great open spaces and perfect for a family day out. Here you can hire a bike, have a picnic, bring your own barbeque or eat at the award-winning visitor centre p35

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Discover more about Buxton’s spa history, our thermal waters and the restoration project that has bought back to life one of England’s finest Georgian buildings. For further details call or visit The Buxton Visitor Centre in The Pump Room. Opening Spring 2020 – one of the Peak District’s most anticipated new attractions.

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White Peak Distillery Discover the best hand-crafted whisky and gin during your fascinating tour of our award-winning distillery

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n mid-2016 we had no premises, no partners or staff, no permits or consents, nowhere near enough funding and no track record in the drinks and spirits industry. But I had a dream that I’d been carrying for years, of making whisky and other spirits in Derbyshire. I was fortunate to find some investors who liked my ideas, I met two great distillers and I found the perfect premises. I decided I’d reached my now.” – Max Vaughan Founder. White Peak Distillery is located on the banks of the River Derwent on the edge of Shining Cliff Woods, a site of special scientific interest offering a wealth of woodland walks. The Victorian buildings were once part of the former Johnson & Nephew wire works, which opened in the 1870s and this industrial heritage has been restored to house the new Distillery. The Distillery is built on the tradition of the copper pot still, whilst emphasising a progressive, new

direction; using live yeast blends with links to Derbyshire’s brewing heritage to create truly unique flavour.

We offer visitors an in-depth tour where you’ll experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of an authentic working distillery

“Distilling great whisky requires passion and patience. We’re building the foundations for the future of craft spirits in The Heart of England here in The Peak District.” We offer visitors an in-depth tour where you’ll experience the unique atmosphere, heat and smells of an authentic working distillery. Our distillers will take you behind the scenes in our still house and in our cask storage areas, to see how we make our single malt whisky and gin. Then it’s back to the tasting room to sample our range of craft spirits, including our awardwinning Shining Cliff gin. Shop, tasting room, tours – book in advance at www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk.

Contact details: White Peak Distillery, Derwent Wire Works, Matlock Road, Ambergate, Derby DE56 2HE 01773 856918 info@whitepeakdistillery.co.uk www.whitepeakdistillery.co.uk


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CAUDWELLS MILL CRAFTS AND CAFE

Relax in a beautiful riverside setting surrounded by stunning Derbyshire hills

Be fascinated by four floors of machinery in the historic water-powered Mill Museum and speciality flour shop. Shop for gorgeous gifts, crafts, cards, jewellery and homeware in the mill's huge former grain store. Meet the artisans in the old stables workshops: glass-maker, blacksmith, silversmith, stonemason, upholsterer. Enjoy great coffee and truly home-cooked, creative food lovingly-prepared daily in our busy kitchen. Lunch with far reaching views where ducks dabble and the occasional brilliant blue kingfisher flashes by. OPEN ALL YEAR ~ FREE ENTRANCE

Caudwells Mill and Craft Centre, Rowsley, near Bakewell, Derbyshire DE4 2EB Tel: 01629 733185

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Chesterfield Chesterfield is famous for the unique ‘Crooked Spire’ of its parish church, whichever way you turn your eye, it always seems to stand awry. Climb the tower and discover some of the legends that surround it or call at the museum and follow the story of Chesterfield from its first days as a Roman fort to the birth of the market town and growth of industry which brought railway pioneer George Stephenson to Chesterfield. If shopping is more your thing then head to the famous open air market where traders have been selling their wares since at least 1165, today you can buy almost anything it’s just a case of finding it among the stalls in the town centre. For more information on places to stay, eat and drink, things to see and do and how to make the most of your time whilst in the area see:

www.visitchesterfield.info


EXPLORE STROLL

A natural wonder of the Peak District

RELAX

All weather attraction

Guided Tours

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Crich Tramway Village

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restaurant. There is also a playground, courtyard shops, an interactive exhibition, bird hides and miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Younger visitors to Derbyshire will love a day out at Crich Tramway Village – an award-winning visitor attraction that welcomes dogs. Travel back in time to the early 1900s and ride the restored vintage trams through the unique period street and out into the open countryside. Watch as trams are restored from the workshop viewing gallery in the National Tramway Museum. From the horse-powered trams of the 1860s, to the electric-powered trams of the 1960s, this attraction showcases an entire century of tramway travel. The museum is also home to the Discovery Depot, a huge indoor play centre. White Peak Distillery Tour

RAIL ENTHUSIASTS For rail enthusiasts then a trip to Chesterfield is a must. It is the resting place of the father of the railways, George Stephenson – who died in Chesterfield in 1848 and is buried in the town’s Holy Trinity Church (not to be confused with the crooked spire church). He is buried in a vault behind the communion table, and the grave is marked merely by a rough slab of Derbyshire stone flooring on which appears the simple legend ‘G S 1848’. George Stephenson’s legacy lives on in the town.

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His statue stands outside Chesterfield station, you can meet him in the town’s museum, streets and buildings bear his name and there is a stained-glass east window in Holy Trinity Church that was given in memory of Stephenson by his son, Robert, also a famous engineer and who, incidentally, is buried in Westminster Abbey. Just four miles outside Chesterfield town centre, you’ll find Barrow Hill Roundhouse, the UK’s last surviving and fully restored train turntable. Throughout the year there are regular galas featuring working steam and diesel locomotives, which are often joined by a variety of visiting steam and modern diesel locomotives off the main line. The Roundhouse was awarded £1.2 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund for its exciting Moving Forward project and undergone huge restoration works in recent years. If you want an activity where you can also enjoy a delicious tipple, why not visit an award-winning distillery? White Peak Distillery produces Shining Cliff gin and single malt whisky on the edge of Shining Cliff Woods, an ancient woodland. You can partake in a tour of the distillery and enjoy a tasting session. Derbyshire Distillery in Chesterfield produces a range of hand-crafted gins and offers guided tours, gin masterclasses and gin tasting evenings. p41

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Visit Amber Valley, Visit Amber Valley, the Heart of Derbyshire. the Heart of Derbyshire.

Visit

Visit Nostalgia Nostalgia Climb Climb Admire Admire Discover Discover Relax Relax Tour Tour

Strutt’s North Mill at Belper, part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Strutt’s North Mill at Belper, part of the UNESCO Abounds at Crich Tramway Village and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Midland Railway — Butterley. Abounds at Crich Tramway Village and the The tower of a working windmill at Heage Windmill Midland Railway — Butterley. and watch the sails go around on a windy day. The tower of a working windmill at Heage Windmill Magnificent Kedleston Hall, Wingfield Manor and and watch the sails go around on a windy day. glorious Lea Gardens. Magnificent Kedleston Hall, Wingfield Manor and The beauty of the National Heritage Corridor® by glorious Lea Gardens. walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way. The beauty of the National Heritage Corridor® by In the splendid setting of Belper River Gardens walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way. or hire a boat to take up stream throughout the In the splendid setting of Belper River Gardens summer. or hire a boat to take up stream throughout the Denby Pottery Village and look for bargains summer. on our Individual Factory Shops Trail. Denby Pottery Village and look for bargains on our Individual Factory Shops Trail.

For more information… Tourism, Amber Valley Borough Council, For more information… Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT

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Open: Saturdays Open: and Sundaysand Saturdays April — October Sundays April — October (flour normally available) (flour normally available)

Chesterfield Road, Heage Belper, DE56 Chesterfield Road,2BH Heage Tel: 01773 853579 Belper, DE56 2BH Tel: 01773 853579 www.heagewindmill.org.uk

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Hollies Farm

LEEK & RUDYARD RAILWAY

Plant Centre

Leek and Rudyard railway is a narrow gauge railway offering a wonderful three-mile round journey alongside the historic Rudyard Lake

A nursery for plant lovers The best selection in Derbyshire with advice and personal attention from Robert and Linda Wells at their family run business. Enjoy a visit to remember in our beautiful display garden – set within glorious Peak District countryside. You can see our plants in a natural setting before choosing from the nursery. Both traditional and unusual, hard to find perennials are all grown on site.

Trains run from Rudyard Station to Hunthouse Wood, with an intermediate stop at The Dam, giving access to the lake visitor centre.

Nursery open every day (except Wednesday) 9AM – 5PM Display garden open March to October (no admission charge – wander at leisure) 01629 822 734 Uppertown, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2AW

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A breath of fresh air made at Lyme Set your own pace at Lyme with a gentle stroll through gardens in bloom, discover a classic stately home, or hike through ancient landscapes with dramatic views. These are the places that make us. nationaltrust.org.uk/Lyme

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In the heart of Ashbourne, ‘the gateway to the Peak District’, The Bike Barn is proud to offer cycle hire; only minutes away from the stunning, traffic free, Tissington Trail. With over 25 years of experience in the cycle trade, we cater for all your cycling needs so look no further than The Bike Barn, Ashbourne!

Our superb visitor guides are packed with useful articles and information.

Why not hire a cycle or even an e-bike for a fun day out in the beautiful Peak District countryside? Whether you need just one for yourself or cycles for your friends, family and even the dog, we have everything you need under one roof.

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Call us on 01335 300708 or email enquiries@thebikebarnashbourne.co.uk The Bike Barn, The Stables, Wellington Yard, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1GH

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Matlock Bath is also home to the Heights of Abraham, the oldest public tourist attraction in Derbyshire and originally commissioned as a pleasure ground in 1780. Originally, visitors had to wind their way up the steep paths and steps in order to admire the beautiful vista at the summit. Today, however, you are transported to the top by cable car. Upon disembarking after a short cable car ride, you are met with the Tree Tops Visitor Centre, where the Terrace Café and Vista Bar & Restaurant are amazing places to enjoy some food or a drink whilst marvelling at the views of the Derwent Valley beneath. At the summit you’ll also find the Great Masson and Rutland Caverns. You can enjoy a guided tour underground and learn what a day in the life of a 17th-century lead mining family was like as they worked tirelessly extracting the metal. There are also fossil exhibitions and the Tinker’s Shaft viewing point allows you to enjoy the stunning views. From high above the valley to deep below the Peak District, Derbyshire’s many caverns and caves are a must to explore. The most famous is The Blue John Cavern in Castleton in the heart of the Peak District. p49

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Younger visitors, or those with a spring in their step, can also get moving (and jumping, leaping and bouncing) at Oxygen Freejumping in Derby. At this ultimate trampoline park you’ll find hundreds of trampolines, as well as a giant air bag, reaction walls, foam pit and an absolutely fantastic Ninja Warrior obstacle course. But for something really different, however, the Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby is an annual event sure to delight. The Soapbox Derby itself is followed by evening entertainment and is a spectacle for all the family. If you’re really adventurous, it is open for anybody to enter… VICTORIAN SPA TOWN Matlock Bath is well worth a visit. A former Victorian spa town that is brimming with attractions that you’ll struggle to pack into one day alone. Home to fish and chip shops, candy floss sellers, amusement arcades, ice cream parlours and an aquarium, you could be fooled into thinking you’re by the seaside rather than on the banks of the River Derwent. It is also the location for Gulliver’s Kingdom, which features more than 20 rides and is guaranteed to provide a fun-packed day for the whole family, particularly those with young children.

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A great day out for all the family Come along and be transported back in time with our authentic village street. Experience the gentle rumble of trams passing by while you soak up the atmosphere. Whatever the weather, enjoy a fabulous day out packed with excitement, adventure, unlimited electric tram rides and a little learning along the way. Exhibitions • Woodland walk • Sculpture trail • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds • Family activities • Cafe • Refreshments • Shops

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Amazing indoor play area & coffee shop

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Matlock Farm Park is the ideal place to visit to enjoy the fresh air of the countryside, combined with fun indoor and outdoor interactive experiences with a wide range of friendly animals.

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Hollydale Barns

Situated on the edge of the Peak District within 15 minutes of Alton Towers.

Relax • Unwind • Enjoy Hollydale, Parlour and Pastures Barn have been restored to the highest standard. Each property has its very own sauna, hot tub, and patio heaters. Dogs are very welcome, the owners offer a pet sitting service. The games shack will provide hours of family fun with arcade games, pool, air hockey, karaoke, table football, book exchange and even a tuned piano and guitar. Book individually or as a group. Visit the Sykes website (www.sykescottages.co.uk) to view and book these exceptional properties and read the outstanding reviews.

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Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is famous throughout the world for its unique and large deposits of Blue John stone, and houses some of the most beautiful cave formations found in the UK. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour through our mine and caverns and see some of the finest stalactites and stalagmites in the Peak District with wonderful water worn chambers. Everyone’s welcome at our newly-refurbished visitor centre – entry is free and you’re welcome to browse the new museum, our well-stocked gift and jewellery shop and buy refreshments from the café. We’re located within some of the country’s most beautiful countryside. You can take in the breathtaking views from the nearby, world famous Mam Tor or visit the charming village of Castleton which is within easy walking distance. Please see our website for more details about the cavern, our special ‘Carols By Candlelight’ singalong event – as well as other events above and below ground at Treak Cliff, Castleton.

www.bluejohnstone.com

treakcliff@bluejohnstone.com • 01433 620 571 • 01433 621 487 Treak Cliff Cavern • Buxton Road • Castleton • Hope Valley • S33 8WP


BOLSOVER DISTRICT

Gateway to the Peak District Ideally situated at the heart of the country, nestling between the Peak District and Sherwood Forest, it offers a superb blend of spectacular scenery, historical features and quaint market towns. VISIT Bolsover Castle, Creswell Crags, Hardwick Hall, VISIT… Stainsby Mill. We are home to some of the region’s top tourist attractions. DI SCOVER the many traditional and independent DISCOVER…

shops and markets in our quaint and unique towns and villages and pick up a bargain or visit East Midlands Designer Outlet with over 65 stores, cafés and restaurants.

PLORE the district on foot, bike or car. We have EX EXPLORE…

miles of trails and paths for you to explore our beautiful rolling countryside, industrial heritage and wildlife.

RE LAX with a picnic in the splendid setting of Poulter RELAX… or Pleasley Country Parks, or in one of the many traditional countryside and village inns with a real ale, fresh orange juice and home cooked food.


GREAT DAYS OUT DAY 1 – DISCOVER BOLSOVER

DAY 2 – FROM PAST TO PRESENT

Set high on a hilltop with breathtaking views, visit Bolsover Castle to see its lavish rooms in the Little Castle, delight in the views from the wall walk, visit the exhibition in the Riding House or explore the extensive grounds.

Described as ‘more glass than wall’ Hardwick Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan houses in the country. Large glazed windows adorn the hall and inside the three floors take you on something of a magical mystery tour with elaborate rooms designed to wow. Outside you can explore the park, discovering breathtaking views or take a gentle stroll around the perfectly manicured and magnificent gardens.

For lunch visit the large café at the Castle or one of the many tea rooms or hostelries in the town. Wander into the town and browse around the many independent shops before heading down the hill to the Peter Filder and Carr Vale Nature Reserve, where you can take a gentle stroll around the trails and walkways and see a range of birds, wildlife and dragonflies.

DAY 3 – TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

Stop off for a spot of lunch at the 15th century Hardwick Inn before taking a short drive to the East Midlands Designer Outlet at Jct 28, M1. Shopaholics will be in for a treat with over 65 stores offering designer brands all with up to at least 60% off and numerous restaurants and cafés to rest those weary legs.

Home of the Ice Age Hunter, Creswell Crags is a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Marvel at the stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists in the visitor centre exhibition. Then walk through the meadow and see the limestone gorge, honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures, all set around a central lake. Stop off for a late lunch in the Visitor Centre café or take a picnic to Whitwell Woods, said to be the largest in Europe. Set in 420 acres, this lovely wood offers plenty of wide trails that are suitable for walking or cycling. With loads of wildlife and walks ranging from 7.5 to 2 miles with flat paths, you can meander around the network of trails enjoying the 20+ species of tree and the flora and fauna that adorn the woodland floor.

For more information visit www.bolsover.gov.uk


A great day out for all of the family with lots to see and do. Heritage train rides transport you to a bygone era. Explore two railway museums, the demonstration signal box, a Victorian railwayman’s church and much more. Plus there are narrow gauge, miniature and model railways, shops, buffets, children’s playground and country park. Tel. 01773 570 140 Email. enquiries@midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

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Visit Thornbridge Brewery Join us for Brewery Tours every Wednesday - Friday at 1pm and 3pm. Book online at Thornbridge.co.uk Taproom open: Monday & Tuesday 9-5pm Wednesday & Thursday 9-6pm, Friday 9-8pm, Saturday 10-8pm Taproom Socials Brewery fresh beer and street food at the Taproom on the last Wednesday and Saturday of every month. For more info and dates check our Facebook page. Riverside Brewery Buxton Road, Bakewell DE45 1GS 01629 815 999 www.thornbridge.co.uk

THORNBRIDGE HALL GARDENS

A thousand shades of green

Open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1st April to 24th September (inclusive) 9am-5pm and additionally on Tuesdays in June, July and August.

Explore the 12 acres of gardens surrounding Thornbridge Hall,

Adults/OAPS £7.00, under 16’s free of charge. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Carriage House Café. Come and buy our plants from the

set in the estate’s parkland. Enjoy light lunches, hot drinks and our award winning Thornbridge Beer in the licensed Nursery and meet our expert gardeners.

Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire DE45 1NZ (2 miles from Bakewell centre) thornbridgehall.co.uk

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RIGHT Matlock Bath is set in the beautiful gorge of the River Derwent; BELOW Learning the ropes at Go Ape

The Blue John Cavern is one of the four show caves in Castleton. The cave takes its name from the semi-precious mineral Blue John, which is still mined and made locally into jewellery. The deposit itself is about 250 million years old. As well as being the site of the semi-precious stone, in 1865 the Blue John Cavern was where magnesium was first used to light a photograph underground. The miners who work the remaining seams are also the guides for underground public tours. A journey into the Blue John Cavern is a feast for the eyes. You enter the mysterious Witch’s Cave where even richer deposits of Blue John Stone are revealed, and then descend even deeper where you will experience the wonder of underground limestone cave formations.

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SPEEDWELL CAVERN Nearby Speedwell Cavern can be explored by boat. Descend the 105 steps from the almost hidden cave entrance to the landing stage of an underground canal where you step on to a boat. From here you glide quietly through the 200-year-old lead mine 200 metres below the surface of the hill before entering a magnificent cathedral-like cavern containing the awesome Bottomless Pit – a huge subterranean lake. Close to Castleton, you’ll find the nearby historic spa town of Buxton which boasts Poole’s Cavern – an ancient natural limestone cavern, located just half a mile from the town centre in Buxton Country Park. Explore with expert guides these vast, beautifully illuminated rock sculpted galleries and marvel at the variety of crystal stalactites and stalagmites which are renowned as the finest underground scenery in the UK. Within Buxton Country Park you’ll also find Go Ape – one of the highest rope courses offering incredible views of the Peak District. Thrilling zip wires, Tarzan swings and challenging crossings make it a great attraction for families with children aged 10 and over.

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If swinging through the trees hasn’t cooled you down, then look no further than the pretty village of Hathersage in the Peak District, which boasts an open-air swimming pool. Dating back to 1936, this 100ft pool continues to be enjoyed by thousands of people every year. If open air swimming is your thing, then head over to Matlock Bath. The lido at Matlock Bath’s New Bath Hotel officially re-opened in 2019, exactly 85 years after swimmers first made a splash in it. The pool has been restored to its former glory as part of the £3 million hotel refurbishment. If history is your thing, then head over to Heage Windmill. The 18th-century Windmill is the only surviving six-sailed stone-built windmill in the country. It’s open for tours at the weekend where you can discover the fascinating history of the age-old practice of milling grain as well as witness some spectacular views towards the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Whether you’re an outdoors lover, history buff, thrill seeker or looking for some family fun there is a day out to suit all tastes here. l

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48 HOURS

IF YOU’RE ONLY HERE FOR 48 HOURS… You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it

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overing an area 2,625 km, with a substantial proportion of that being the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire is a county that really does have something to suit everyone. Whether you’re looking for a rural escape or the sights and sounds of city life, this region has it all and, believe it or not, it’s possible to get a taste of it all in just 48 hours. DAY ONE Start your break in Derby city centre. Put your most comfortable shoes on and indulge in a whistlestop tour of the great shopping on offer there at the ultra-modern intu Derby shopping centre, before heading to the stylish and independent shops in the Cathedral Quarter where you can also enjoy a spot of lunch at the many bars and cafes here. Once you’re all shopped out head to Bakewell. It’s approximately an hour’s drive away but you’ll take in the stunning vista of the Peak District and the virtually deserted roads so won’t have an opportunity to be bored or get road rage. A must for any Bakewell visitor is to sample the world-famous Bakewell Pudding. Head to The Bakewell Pudding Parlour, where you can either buy one to take away or enjoy one with a fresh pot of tea or coffee in the cafe. After you’re

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You can choose to visit either the house or the gardens or both during your visit. If you’re running short of time take a trip around the house, marvelling at the artwork that spans 4,000 years and rooms that have been left untouched for generations. Finish your 48 hours in Derbyshire in the historic market town of Chesterfield – home of the iconic church with the crooked spire. For tea, coffees and real ale lovers this is the place to be. Chatsworth Road boasts breweries, tea merchants, micro pubs and shops that sell everything for the enthusiastic home brewers. From traditional British to Derbyshire meets Spain, finish your 48 hours in Derbyshire at one of the top hotels in the area, Casa, for a superlative meal in its two-rosette award winning Cocina Restaurant. Afterwards, sit back and relax in one of the hotel’s balcony hot tubs and saunas and reflect on your jam-packed tour of Derbyshire and the Peak District. l

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e are a nation of shoppers and, with 278,630 retail outlets in the UK, we’re never short of a shopping trip. Nowhere is this more the case than in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Begin your shopping trip at the gateway to the Peak District, Chesterfield. It’s the largest town in Derbyshire and boasts a retail occupancy rate well above the national average. High street favourites, like Marks and Spencer, H&M, Monsoon and Boots based in the town’s Vicar Lane and Pavements Shopping Centres, sit alongside a plethora of independent shops both in the town centre and along the popular Chatsworth Road. There’s even a gift shop in the Chesterfield’s worldfamous crooked spire church. The town is also home to an indoor market and one of the largest open-air markets with a history dating back to 1204. Selling everything from cutlery to carpets, shirts to shoes and pans to potatoes, whatever you want to buy, there’s a stall selling it somewhere – it’s just a matter of finding it among all the stalls packed into the town centre every Monday, Friday and Saturday all year round. Every Thursday the popular flea market comes to town, where you’ll have the chance to bag yourself a bargain or maybe a priceless antique in disguise. On the “FIND ORGANIC second Thursday of every month, the Flea Market joins VEGETABLES, RAREwith a Farmers Market. Find BREED MEAT, FISH, organic vegetables, rare-breed DERBYSHIRE HONEY, meat, fish, Derbyshire honey, HOME-MADE home-made cakes and cheese alongside quirky knick-knacks CAKES AND CHEESE and pre-loved treasures. The ALONGSIDE QUIRKY last Sunday of every month, KNICK-KNACKS AND Chesterfield Market Square plays host to the hugely popular PRE-LOVED TREASURES” Artisan Market. p56

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PICTURED Vanishing Point Records (right) and Adorn Jewellers (below) are just two of the many independent traders to be found in Chesterfield

If markets are your thing, then after Chesterfield, Bakewell is the place to head. The Peak District town is home to the farmers’ market, which regularly attracts more than 5,000 visitors and is held under cover on the last Saturday of every month. Organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council, the hugely popular market showcases high quality, local, traceable food and crafts from in and around the Peak District. Other popular Peak District and Derbyshire markets can be found in Ashbourne every Thursday and Saturday, with an artisan market on the second Sunday of each month, and Buxton, which boasts the highest market in England at 1020ft above sea level, every Tuesday and Saturday.

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INDEPENDENTS For independent shops, then it’s hard to beat Chesterfield. Located adjacent to the famous Chesterfield Market are a collection of narrow medieval streets which are known as the Shambles. Here you will find a range of independent shops including Adorn Jewellers, a beautiful independent jewellery boutique which currently holds the 2019 Chesterfield Retailer of the Year and Home and Gifts Retailer of the Year awards. More independent shops can be found in The Yards, such as the hip and trendy Urban Flamingo and Vanishing Point Records. It’s also home to cafes, making it the perfect destination for a mid-morning coffee or lunch. In The Yards you’ll also find a falcon and a puppy, installed as part of the Chesterfield Cultural Renaissance project. A great photo opportunity for a selfie! Once you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped in the town centre, head out to the Peak District, along Chatsworth Road, the gateway to the National Park from Chesterfield. Chatsworth Road is a popular out-of-town shopping destination with a wealth of independent shops, restaurants and cafes to explore. There are also many food and drink products on

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offer, from locally-brewed beer from Brampton Brewery and original Italian pasta sauces by Teresa Lambarelli’s to Northern Tea Merchants, a veritable emporium of a selection of teas and coffees from around the world; it’s even home to a tea room, the Pekoe Café, for a stop off ahead of your assault on the many shops the Peak District has to offer. If you’re just after something sweet, Rate Good Brownies have a selection of, well, rate good brownies! Peak Shopping Village in Rowsley, near Bakewell, nestles in the stunning countryside of the Peak District. All shops are dog friendly and it boasts national named retailers such as Pavers Shoes, Cotton Traders and Regatta mingle with stores such as Leading Labels, House of Brands, The Wool Room, The Gift Company and Big Top Toys. Enjoy great value and choice in fashion and accessories, home-ware and gifts, outdoor clothing and equipment and much more. The Peak Shopping Village also has a fantastic charity shop which is situated in the Grade 2-listed Old Station Building, which boasts delightful clothes, bric a brac and a vintage section. If you have your little ones with you, there’s also an indoor play facility suitable for 0-11 year olds. You even get free parking, giving you plenty of time to pop across the road to Caudwell’s Mill, a unique, Grade-2 listed historic working flour mill. As well as being able to see the mill in action, you can purchase a great range of flours from the Mill p58

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High Peak Bookstore and Café

Book browsing heaven With a welcoming café In the heart of the Peak

A Place for Everyone

Locally-roasted coffee and award-winning teas Delicious home-cooked food An extensive and eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles, most at less than half-price Themed children’s room with books galore! Wide selection of greeting cards Bird food and feeders for our feathered friends Large, free car park Well-behaved dogs welcome throughout the bookstore and café Helpful and friendly staff Regular events and attractions

Open daily: 9.30am-5.30pm Sundays: 10.30am-5.00pm

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shop. There is also a craft shop, picture gallery and glass gallery on site too. Not far from Rowsley are the market towns of Matlock and Bakewell. As well as its popular weekly indoor farmers’ market, Bakewell has a wide and interesting selection of small independent retailers. The Bakewell Big Top Toy Shop is renowned for its really difficult jigsaw puzzles. Bakewell is also a great location to pick up a souvenir of your time in the Peak District. However, for gifts, nearby Matlock Bath is the place to go. SHOPPING VILLAGE Matlock Bath is also home to the award-winning Masson Mills Shopping Village. Located in a former mill building, Masson Mills Shopping Village is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, and has 60 different retail concepts including designer clothes, jewellery, lingerie, golf, gifts, beer, whisky and food, ladies and men’s clothing, set over four floors, all under one roof. Here you can combine shopping with a spot of culture and history as the shopping village is adjoined to a working textile museum. To the west of the Peak District you’ll find the picturesque towns of Ashbourne and Buxton. A predominantly Georgian market town, the centre of

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“THE SHOPPING VILLAGE HAS 60 DIFFERENT RETAIL CONCEPTS INCLUDING DESIGNER CLOTHES, JEWELLERY, LINGERIE, GOLF, GIFTS, BEER, WHISKY AND FOOD, SET OVER FOUR FLOORS, ALL UNDER ONE ROOF”

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Ashbourne features a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. Surrounded by popular cycling and walking routes, including the Tissington Trail, Ashbourne has a number of specialist outdoor clothing and climbing equipment shops. Ashbourne also boasts award-winning, independent luxury fashion retailer Young Ideas which has stylish collections for men and women. Henmores is another must-visit for gorgeous clothing for men, women and children. Maison Du Biere stocks craft beer, real ale and craft cider from around the world and local companies White Peak and Derbyshire Distillery. The Cheddar Gorge will tempt you with English and locally-sourced foods including pies, cakes and cheese and Stepping Stones offers a wide range of children’s and ladies footwear. In nearby Church Broughton is Bare Necessities, an independent lingerie and swimwear boutique. And after all that shopping, visit award-winning Daltons Dairy and enjoy an ice cream whilst looking over the farm and beautiful countryside. The nearby spa town of Buxton offers another shopping experience altogether. There is a wide range of independent and unique shops in Buxton complementing the treasured national retailing p65

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Spend quality time at the home of Denby, our welcoming Pottery Village with its great selection of shops, restaurant and family-friendly activities to enjoy. Shop the largest collection of Denby in the world; tableware, serveware and cookware in the very latest patterns, with great discounts.

B OUR N E’ S K ITCHEN A family-friendly restaurant offering tasty breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks. Treat yourself to an indulgent Afternoon Tea, all served on Denby tableware. CR AFT ST UDIO A ND FACTORY TOURS Visit the Craft Studio for our regular craft activities. Take a factory tour to see our craftspeople using skills developed over 200 years and watch our craft potter in action. FACTORY TOURS: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11am & 1.30pm

SHOPPING Denby in every pattern, cookware, gifts and homeware, with savings up to 60% off RRP, Discover our Home & Lifestyle partners and our exciting Food & Drink partners. DE NBY FACTORY SHOP & CLEA R A NCE | GIF T SHOP FA RM SHOP | L A ITHWA ITE’ S W IN ES | P EON Y F LOW ERS DENBY COOKSHOP | DA RTINGTON CRYSTA L THE GA RDE N STA LL | F UR N ITUR E & HOM E STONE THE CROWS HOM E ACCESSOR IES | ECCO SHEDS BAGS, SCA RVE S, CA N DLES & M UCH MOR E. . .

We host regular events and family-friendly activities throughout the year. See website for details

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HARTINGTON CHEESE SHOP

Derbyshire Lingerie & Swimwear Boutique

Hartington Cheese in the beautiful village of Hartington, has been established as a shop for over 30 years – current owners have owned it since 2009. With the opening of two new outlets there is no excuse to not be able to buy a lovely piece of cheese for your table. We sell homemade chutneys, relishes, cheese biscuits etc, and over the next few months we will start introducing cheese and wine associated gifts so please be sure to keep coming back to visit. We can even make your special day even more special with a Wedding Cake made of cheese. See more on our website.

Order your Xmas cheese now. Market Place, Hartington, Nr. Buxton SK17 0AL Outlets at Cromford Mill and Market Street, Bakewell Tel: 01298 84935 www.hartingtoncheeseshop.co.uk

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Stepping Stones Shoes

Stepping Stones is an independent friendly shoe shop selling all styles of footwear for children and ladies. We offer a professional fitting service by trained staff and stock all sizes from baby size 1 to adult size 8. We stock lots of well known brands including Hush Puppies, Geox, Dr Martens, Bobux, Lelli Kelly, Rocketdog and Birkenstock.

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For the finest Blue John jewellery

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Take a piece of the Peak District home with you ASD Jewellers is an independent family business formed in 1977. We are based in Castleton in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. This village is home to the only known deposit of the beautiful mineral, Blue John. The stone was mined in Castleton nearly two thousand years ago by the Romans, who recognised it for its beauty. Today, ASD Jewellers produce a range of stunning jewellery, incorporating this enchanting mineral. ASD Jewellers design and produce all jewellery on the premises and now boast the largest collection of Blue John jewellery in the world. Inspiration for the styles stem from a great number of sources resulting in an extensive range which includes both traditional and contemporary designs available in 18ct, 9ct, yellow, rose or white gold and sterling silver. Although ASD Jewellers specialises in Blue John jewellery we have an extensive range of other gemstones available. These original and beautiful pieces can be purchased in many different ways – direct, on the internet, by post or by telephone or, alternatively, from our retail outlet in Castleton, which is open seven days a week, all year round. We are conveniently situated opposite the main car park and information centre.

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brands. Immerse yourself in the classical Georgian/ Regency architecture, charming arcades and pedestrianised streets and suddenly shopping becomes a more relaxing event. There are three distinct shopping areas in Buxton which are complemented by regular fairs and markets. The town’s Pavilion Gardens hosts more than 100 such events each year including antique fairs, book fairs, toy fairs, food and drink festivals and events, and classic car auctions. Wedding fairs and seasonal shopping events take place both at The Devonshire Dome and the Pavilion Gardens. The Springs Shopping Centre has been at the heart of Buxton’s retail offering since 1985. With a variety of stores, ranging from Waitrose to Dorothy Perkins to WH Smith, there’s something for everyone in this popular retail destination. CAVENDISH SHOPPING ARCADE Buxton’s oldest shopping centre is the Cavendish Shopping Arcade within the original thermal baths of Buxton. It is filled with a fantastic array of local independent shops offering homeware, giftware, food and several fashion stores, including Divine Trash, which sells a wide selection of women’s and men’s clothing brands, Atticusboo for gorgeous giftware and Charlotte’s Chocolates for hand-made chocolates – a chocolate lovers dream destination. This historic arcade is a must for visitors.

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For die-hard shopping fans however, no visit to Derbyshire is complete without a trip to Derby city centre. With more than 140 stores, intu Derby is one of the top shopping destinations in the East Midlands. For the fashion conscious there is an array of stylish retailers including Monsoon, River Island, New Look, Phase Eight, Zara, Moss Bros and Infinities. Intu Derby also offers a world of entertainment and a food haven, too. Outside intu Derby head to the Cathedral Quarter, Derby city centre’s premier destination, providing excellent shopping as well as a memorable and engaging shopping experience. Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, comprising Iron Gate and Sadler Gate, mixes a friendly atmosphere and beautiful historic surroundings with vintage boutiques, high-quality shopping outlets, health and beauty establishments, a bustling market and an abundance of excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues. What’s more, you will also find a plethora of events and activities throughout the year to keep you entertained. Derby city centre is quite compact and virtually completely pedestrianised enabling you to concentrate on the task in hand – shopping. There are a good range of high street stores lining the Victorian buildings of pedestrianised Cornmarket and Victoria Street. Babington Buildings on nearby St Peter’s Street house a large and popular Waterstones bookshop. p67

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If you want to bag a bargain during your stay in Derbyshire and the Peak District, the region is home to some excellent factory outlets including The East Midlands Designer Outlet (McArthur Glen) at South Normanton. It is the leading designer outlet in the Midlands, where you can find your favourite labels including Kurt Geiger, Boss, Radley, Gap, Next, Converse and Jaeger, with price reductions of up to 60 per cent all year round. Easy to reach by car from the M1 and East Midlands Airport, East Midlands Designer Outlet offers endless entertainment, from cafes, a children’s play area and entertaining events throughout the year. PICTURESQUE BELPER The picturesque Derbyshire town of Belper is home to De Bradelei Stores, based in a beautifullyrestored historic hosiery manufacturing mill. Here you’ll find a huge range of high street fashion names, shoes and gifts with discounted prices alongside current season fashions from niche and boutique designer brands. In Burton-on-Trent, The Octagon Shopping Centre boasts a wide range of retailers ranging from food outlets and restaurants to fashion and hairdressing. If homeware is more your thing, then Derbyshire is also home to two of the best-known china and pottery brands in the world – Denby and Royal Crown Derby. Head to Denby and the Denby Visitor Centre home of the 200-year-old pottery brand for

“IF HOMEWARE IS MORE YOUR THING, THEN DERBYSHIRE IS ALSO HOME TO TWO OF THE BEST-KNOWN CHINA AND POTTERY BRANDS IN THE WORLD”

the chance to bag a bargain. The famous Denby Factory Shop offers up to 70 per cent off recommended retail prices on pottery, glass, textiles and the new Denby cookware, including pans, knives, bakeware, utensils and cast-iron ware. Visitors can also enjoy tours of the famous factory, watch a free cookery demonstration, enjoy a meal or snack in Bourne’s Kitchen and browse the cookery, garden, gift and home stores. Regular events include food and gift fayres. Derby is the home of Royal Crown Derby china, one of the world’s best-known English fine bone china manufacturers and every piece it produces is manufactured from start to finish solely in England. Here you’ll also find the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre has been created to provide an insight into the traditions, the history, and the skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so special. The Visitor Centre comprises a retail shop (with outlet prices), the 1750 Tea Room, the Royal Crown Derby Museum (which holds one of the largest Debry porcelain collections) and an Exhibition together with factory tours offered to experience the hand-crafted process. A visit to Royal Crown Derby is a great day out – rain or shine! Whether your tastes are high street, luxury, designer, traditional market, shopping centre, bargain basement, factory shop or quirky independent, you can be confident that Derbyshire and the Peak District has it all for a great shopping trip. l

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OPPOSITE PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT The Peak District National Park; Haddon Hall has featured in several films and TV shows; Family fun at Chatsworth; Sample local produce while here; LEFT Historic Hardwick Hall; BOTTOM Get outdoors in the beautiful Peak District

[01] ITS HISTORY

Derbyshire has a fabulous array of historic buildings from castles and grand country houses to an entire village at Eyam – the site of a plague outbreak in 1665. The county also boasts its own UNESCO world heritage site at Cromford Mill – the first waterpowered cotton mill dating back to 1771.

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[02] THE PEAK DISTRICT Not only was the Peak District the UK’s first National Park, it is the world’s second most visited National Park. It literally has something for everyone, from breathtaking views and opportunities for outdoor activities to fabulous places to eat, stay and drink.

advantage of one of the biggest open-air markets in the country, located in the town of Chesterfield or head for the big high street names in Derby city centre.

[03] LOCATION Derbyshire’s central location means it’s brilliantly connected by road, rail or air. Neighbouring cities Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds are within an hour’s travel and you’re never more than 20 minutes from the beautiful Peak District.

[06] FOOD & DRINK Derbyshire’s local produce is guaranteed to get your tastebuds tingling. The county is home to the world-famous Bakewell Pudding, Derbyshire oatcakes and blue cheeses amongst other foodie delights. For a local tipple, try White Peak Distillery or Derbyshire Distillery’s creative range of hand-crafted spirits and beer lovers won’t be disappointed with a Brampton Brewery brew.

[04] FAMILY ATTRACTIONS There are many great attractions in the county for every interest and age. For a small town, Matlock Bath really does have it all for families; Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park, Matlock Bath Aquarium, Heights of Abraham, a museum and everything you’d expect from a seaside town – arcades, candy floss and fish and chips – without the seaside.

[07] EVENTS There’s an event for everyone. Annual food festivals at Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall are a must for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. While the Derby Festé and Buxton International Festival are two of the UK’s leading art and literary festivals. Music lovers aren’t forgotten either; Derbyshire is host to 10 music festivals celebrating all genres of music.

[05] SHOPPING The towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Chesterfield and Ashbourne are bustling with independent shops full of unique gifts, jewellery, fashion and home furnishings. Take

[08] ITS TV AND FILM APPEARANCES Haddon Hall has featured in several films and TV shows, Elvaston Castle has appeared in Women in Love; Kedleston Hall in The Duchess. Repton School was used in the film

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and TV versions of Goodbye, Mr Chips. Most famous of all, however, is Chatsworth House, which not only boasts Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice to its credit, but was the subject of its own TV series. And you can visit them all. [09] ARCHITECTURE Chesterfield boasts Derbyshire’s largest, and most iconic, church – The Crooked Spire – accident or design? You decide. Chesterfield is also notable for its black and white buildings, built in the early 20th century in the Tudor Revival style. [10] OUTDOOR LIFE The Peak District provides a perfect location for walking, fell running, fishing, cycling, climbing, caving and water sports. l

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winding chestnut-tree-lined driveway. As well as one Michelin star, the restaurant has collected a clutch of culinary accolades for its imaginative cuisine. As you would expect, they cook with the season making use of the very best of British produce which might include Derbyshire spring lamb, Yorkshire forced rhubarb, Yorkshire game, Cornish crab and Scottish shellfish. It even has its own beehives in the extensive grounds and the harvested honey is used in dishes in the restaurant. For more relaxed dining, Derbyshire is packed with pubs which are always a popular stopping off point after a walk. As well as a good pint, many also serve fabulous home-cooked food. Other Peak District pubs that are well worth a visit for their great home-cooked food if you’re walking, cycling or simply enjoying the area’s scenery, include The Bridge Inn at Calver, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, The Bulls Head at Ashford in the Water, The Chequers Inn at Froggatt, The Moon Inn at Stoney Middleton, Packhorse Inn in Little Longstone, The Robin Hood Inn in Baslow, p74

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hether it’s a classic English pub meal or an authentic fine dining experience, Derbyshire and the Peak District is home to a fantastic array of places to eat during your stay. Start your culinary journey in Bakewell in the Peak District. Thanks to its very own dessert – the Bakewell Pudding (not to be confused with the tart) – the town is considered to be the food capital of Derbyshire. The family-run Bakewell Pudding Parlour bakery and cafe has been serving the delicious dessert for more than 20 years, keeping to the traditional recipe. FINE DINING Four miles away from Bakewell sits the small village of Baslow which is home to two stunning hotel restaurants; Fischer’s Baslow Hall and The Cavendish Hotel, which offers superb views across the Chatsworth Estate and a beautiful setting for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Fischer’s Baslow Hall stands at the top of a

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The Lamb Inn www.goodfoodpeakdistrict.co.uk

Hayfield Road, Chinley SK23 6AL

Located halfway between Chinley and Hayfield on the A624

01663 750 519

There are plenty of reasons to add The Lamb Inn in Chinley to your list of places to visit in Derbyshire. Locals know it as a stellar country pub where a warm welcome is guaranteed, but that’s only half the story. First-rate food and expertly selected real ales ensure visitors return to this muchloved bolthole time and again. The pub’s pretty surrounds are the perfect spot for taking time out of your day. Inside, you can expect all the usual comforts of a traditional local – low-beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, wood-burning stoves and warm lighting. The kitchen at The Lamb Inn operates a menu that blends the best of traditional British and modern European fare. You might see the likes of honey and mustard ham hock with sautéed new potatoes, and tomato and mozzarella salad with basil oil dressing, or three-hour slow-roasted shoulder of Derbyshire lamb accompanied by creamy mash, minty gravy and seasonal veg.

It won’t be long before you return to The Lamb Inn.

THE EATING HOUSE The Eating House at the Derbyshire Craft Centre, is set in lovely Calver village with stunning views of Curbar Edge. It serves a mouth-watering range of freshly-prepared, home-made food, hot and cold. There are also options for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and children. Enjoy bubble and squeak with poached egg and home-boiled ham, a seafood platter, an English picnic platter or our tasty soup and sandwich combo. There is an amazing range of home-made cakes and our teas and coffees are all Fair Trade. Sit in the cosy stone walled café or outside on the patio area where dogs are also welcome. GET IN TOUCH: DERBYSHIRE CRAFT CENTRE, CALVER BRIDGE, CALVER, HOPE VALLEY S32 3XA

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The Devonshire Arms, Beeley

“PEAK DISTRICT PUBS THAT ARE WELL WORTH A VISIT FOR THEIR GREAT HOME-COOKED FOOD INCLUDE THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS AT BEELEY AND THE PACKHORSE INN IN LITTLE LONGSTONE”

The Duncombe Arms in Ashbourne and The Derwentwater Arms in Hope Valley. If you’re looking for a Mediterranean dining experience then the market town of Chesterfield has it all – authentic Italian, Greek, Turkish and Spanish restaurants sit alongside the more traditional gastropubs and good selection of Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants. The town’s foodie scene has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years with new restaurants, cafes and gastropubs opening regularly and celebrated in the annual Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards. If you like Spanish food, be sure to visit the award-winning Casa hotel in Chesterfield where Spain meets Derbyshire in its Cocina restaurant and Barca Bar. The hotel mixes Spanish ingredients with locally-grown produce to create authentic Spanish dishes, including paella and tapas. If you’re a tapas lover, then a trip to Tapas Terrace and Bar in Cromford for an authentic Spanish meal is well worth it. For a full modern Italian experience, Nonnas Chesterfield on Chatsworth Road offers fresh seasonal ingredients and in the nicer weather you can dine al fresco on their terrace. And for a more relaxed bite to eat in Chesterfield town centre try Sorbo Lounge, the Market Pub and Bottle & Thyme. Wonderful cafes and tea rooms abound in

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Chesterfield. Find yourself transported back to a different era at H&F Vintage Tea Rooms on New Beetwell Street. For tea and coffee connoisseurs, then a trip to the Pekoe Café at Northern Tea Merchants on Chatsworth Road is a must. As well as serving up extensive array of fine teas and coffees there’s a delicious selection of sandwiches, salads, afternoon tea and tempting sweet treats. QUIRKY TEA ROOMS If afternoon tea is your thing, then the region has it all, from quirky tea rooms, to historic houses. Try Stephensons Tea and Coffee House in Chesterfield town centre, The Three Roofs Café in Castleton for its delicious cakes and breads made at its own on-site bakery, and Café in The Park in Matlock, Edensor Tea Cottage in Bakewell and Callow Hall in Ashbourne. Beaurepaire Patisserie in Belper won the title of Tearoom/Café of the Year in the 2018 Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards. The patisserie has quaint and cosy tea rooms upstairs, hosting a daily changing menu and gluten-free options. For culinary variety, however, Derby city centre can’t be beaten. By day you’ll find a lively cafe culture, with outdoor seating set amongst historic buildings and attractive streets. At night it transforms into a hive of activity with a p79

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With locations throughout the region including 10 Takeaways, 3 Restaurants and The Thorn Tree Inn Pub, you can’t say we’re not generous when it comes to giving you plenty of places to enjoy ‘THE’ classic British favourite Fish and Chips. For full details of store location please visit

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HOTEL Whether you’re dining in our award-winning restaurant Cocina or sampling delicious tapas in Barca Bar, Casa hotel provides the perfect setting for a romantic meal, a special occasion or an informal dinner with friends.

Sample our stunning menu that makes the very best of locally sourced produce used to create delicious flavours that will satisfy every taste. Our bread is freshly baked each day in house and our eggs arrive fresh from the owner’s farm as do the finest cuts of meat ready to be cooked to perfection on our authentic Josper charcoal oven. Open Monday - Thursday 6.30pm - 9:30pm Friday 6pm - 9.30pm Saturday 6pm - 10pm Sunday 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9pm

Barca, our stylish bar, is a comfortable place to meet and eat, with fresh coffee, tapas and signature cocktails served throughout the day and late into the evening. Whether it’s a quick snack and use of our complimentary Wi-Fi before a meeting, or a celebratory drink with friends, Barca’s vibrant atmosphere enhances all occasions. Food is available from 11:30am – 10:30pm.

Casa Hotel, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, S41 7JB Tel: 01246 245999 www.casahotels.co.uk

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Step back in time and enjoy Victorian elegance at Hodgkinsons Hotel & Restaurant Breakfast

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By reservation for parties of four or more – Sunday 12.00pm-3.00pm

Tuesday-Saturday 6.30pm-8.30pm

Reservations required 01629-582170 | Open to residents and non-residents enquiries@hodgkinsons-hotel.co.uk | hodgkinsons-hotel.co.uk 150 South Parade, Matlock Bath DE4 3NR | 01629-582170

T H E PAC K H O RS E I NN The Packhorse Inn lies near Monsal Dale in the beautiful Peak District and has served as a watering hole for locals and travellers alike since 1787. Roaring fires and a great atmosphere welcome you in this cosy and tiny pub that has changed little in years.

A choice of five cask ales are available, mostly from the award-winning local Thornbridge Brewery which has made this pub a regular in the Good Beer Guide.

Food is from ever changing blackboards with an emphasis on local foods such as buffalo, venison, cheeses from nearby Hartington, local game and puddings from Bakewell.

Open every day for food & drink but always book when you want to visit this quintessential English pub.

T. 01629 640 471 Main Street, Little Longstone DE45 1NN

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plethora of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. From domestic to international cuisine, the Cathedral Quarter has it all. Vegetarians should head to the Wonky Table, where a popular vegetarian evening is hosted on the first Wednesday of each month. Lovers of international food should visit The Spice Lounge on Friar Gate. The award-winning restaurant delivers not only great food, but excellent customer service, too, earning it the title of ‘Best Customer Service’ at the Derby Food and Drink Awards in previous years. Fusion of India is also worth a visit. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS For vegetarians, Matlock is a hidden gem, boasting a great variety of food at restaurants in this small market town, including Stones, The Green Way Café and Maazi Indian Restaurant. The award-winning Stones not only has great food but also occupies a pictureperfect spot with lovely views over the River Derwent. Chesterfield is also host to a number of vegetarian and vegan cafes which are great for lunch, including Organic Kitchen, The Lilypad Café and Thyme to Eat which are all in the town centre. Alongside traditional English and European food, Derbyshire is also home to a huge variety of international restaurants. For authentic cuisine then

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Anoki (Indian) in Burton, Simply Thai in Buxton, Le Mistral in Wirksworth, The Turquoise Kitchen in Derby and Odyssey Greek Restaurant in Chesterfield are all a must-try. As well as many independent restaurants and cafes, Derbyshire is home to the family-friendly chains, including Pizza Express, Nandos, Carluccio’s, Pizza Hut and Frankie & Benny’s, to name but a few that you’ll find in Derby City Centre and the bigger towns of Chesterfield and Buxton. If you have little ones, then the region has some great child-friendly places. Try Einstein’s on Holywell Street in Chesterfield for great food and plenty of entertainment for the kids courtesy of a great library of board games which are free to use. The Germanthemed bar serves up pizzas and traditional German favourites like Spätzle and meatballs, schnitzel, world beers, local ales and cocktails. The Elm Tree at Heath on the outskirts of Chesterfield, boasts great food and a fantastic kids outdoor play area as does the Six Halts at Clay Cross. To the south of the region, try the dog-friendly Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant in Ashbourne, which boasts a children’s adventure play area and a separate toddler play area. Amalfi White in Melbourne has a great children’s menu, a p83

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If you’re looking for a place to bring family and friends together, the newly refurbished terrace area overlooking the spectacular Peak District is surely the place to head for. Whether you’re enjoying balmy summer evenings or wanting a cosy winter night in front of an open fire with menus to compliment, the Red Lion will not disappoint. Under the guidance of our head chef, the menus include delightful pub classics with a refreshing twist along with crafted dishes all accompanied by an extensive drinks menu that includes real ales from local breweries. Lunch served daily 12pm – 6pm Sunday Lunch served 12pm – 8.30pm Dinner served 6pm – 9pm

01246 566142 dine@peakedgehotel.co.uk Darley Road, Stone Edge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 0LW www.peakedgehotel.co.uk


The Royal Oak Ashbourne Derbyshire

The Royal Oak near Ashbourne is an independent pub, restaurant and hotel with the addition of a separate function house with its own garden. As a former Georgian coaching house the “Royal Oak” has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years. That hospitality continues today with great food and drink, genuine welcome, professional and friendly service. Offering hearty home cooked meals, daily specials board and a delicious roast dinner on a Sunday, it’s no wonder The Royal Oak is a firm favourite for all the family! Open everyday from 12:00pm

www.royaloakashbourne.co.uk The Royal Oak, Hanging Bridge, Mayfield, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BN • T. 01335 300090 • E. info@royaloakashbourne.co.uk

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Tel: +44 (0)1332 780838 Email: reception@horsleylodge.co.uk www.horsleylodge.co.uk Horsley Lodge Golf Club, Smalley Mill Road, Horsley, Derbyshire DE21 5BL

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Stylish village bistro nestled in the beautiful village of Spinkhill We are proud to be in independent bistro open every day from 8.45am for coffee, cake, brunch, lunch and evening meals. Our cosy and relaxed surroundings make the perfect place to enjoy time with your favourite people. From 12 o’clock our chefs fire up the stone baked pizza oven to make delicious made-to-order pizzas which are also available to take away.

glass Quote “WTD&P” for a free of prosecco when booking. Call to book 01246 432315 26 College Road, Spinkhill S21 3YB www.angelandharlequinbistro.co.uk

www.theshoulderofmuttonosmaston.com The Shoulder of Mutton • Osmaston • Near Ashbourne • Derbyshire • DE6 1LW • Tel. 01335 342371 • Email. paulcranstone@btconnect.com

Hosts Paul and Tina welcome visitors to The Shoulder of Mutton, a traditional village pub in the archetypal English village of Osmaston with its Duck pond, Church and thatched cottages. Now in their 27th year and having maintained that traditional village pub feel, you can enjoy the light airy lounge and cosy main bar, perfect for that relaxing lunch or evening meal. The pub serves a varied menu of hot and cold bar meals and snacks that combine the best of English home cooking with influences from abroad. A traditional roast is served on Sundays along with our full menu. There is something for everyone whether walking, riding, entertaining guests or just out with the family. If you’re working and only have a short lunch break, no problem, just call us and we will have your order ready for you when you arrive. With real fires in the winter and large gardens for the summer this is the perfect place to spend a few relaxing hours.

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marvellous play area in the garden and unisex baby facilities. The Lamb Inn in Chinley, the High Peak, is a great country pub to enjoy real ales and good food, while The Tickled Trout at Barlow also offers a great kids menu, alongside pizzas to write home about! Hassop Station Café boasts a children’s play area, wendy houses and a large canopied seating area as well as plenty of passing cyclists on the Monsal Trail to get the kids’ attention. The Cock Inn, Ashbourne won the Family Dining category at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2018. The beautiful building is steeped in history and is sure to interest children and adults alike. Also in Ashbourne, The Coach and Horses is a good local pub that serves hearty food and has a lively crowd at night. Maison Du Biere, sells craft beer, real ale and craft cider from its bottle shop, but visitors can also enjoy a tipple in the adjoining tap room. In nearby Osmaston, The Shoulder of Mutton pub offers a warm welcome and guests can enjoy a varied menu of hot and cold meals and snacks that combine English home cooking with p87

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Alison House is a stunning hotel set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage site. The licensed bar and restaurant serves both lunches and dinners with an emphasis on using locally-sourced quality ingredients complemented by a reasonably-priced comprehensive wine list. We are the perfect venue for parties, christenings and all celebrations and licensed for civil ceremonies and weddings too. Tel. 01629 8222 211 www.alison-house-hotel.co.uk www.facebook.com/AlisonHouseHotelCromford

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Located in the heart of the bustling market town of Ashbourne, The Coach & Horses is a traditional pub which is popular with locals and visitors alike. Sit back and enjoy live music every weekend. With its bar area with an open fire it is the perfect location to enjoy delicious home cooked food and drink with an ever-changing selection of cask ales as well as beers, spirits and wines. The cosy beer garden is perfect to sit and enjoy the atmosphere in the warmer months.

Our Sunday roasts are served every Sunday 12-5pm with a choice of meats, vegetables, giant Yorkshire pudding and homemade gravy.

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The Crispin Inn The Crispin Inn, a popular Peak District pub in the unspoilt village of Great Longstone, close to Chatsworth House, The Monsal Trail and the market town of Bakewell offers an award-winning cellar and good pub food served daily.

• Well behaved dogs welcome • Beer garden • Open fires • Large car park • Locally-sourced foods where possible www.thecrispingreatlongstone.co.uk info@thecrispingreatlongstone.co.uk

Quality pub-food & snacks served every day from 12-2.30pm and again 6-9pm. Main Street • Great Longstone • Derbyshire DE45 1TZ • 01629 640 237

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The Barrel Inn

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Ascend to new heights and visit the Barrel Inn at Bretton. The Barrel Inn, a traditional Derbyshire country inn, dates back to 1597 and stands at the head of Bretton Clough, in the heart of the Peak District. Being one of only five properties in this small hamlet, on a table of land some 1300 feet above sea level, The Barrel Inn proudly claims to be the highest pub in Derbyshire. Its panoramic views of the majestic Hope Valley and the Peak District National Park are magnificent and on a clear day you are able to enjoy views over five counties. The pub serves a fine selection of well-kept real ales and delicious, freshly-cooked, mostly locally-sourced food, every day. Old worldly charm – peaceful oak-beamed bar, real log fires, flagstone floors, studded doors in low doorways, beamed ceilings and polished copper and brass – have all been retained to enhance the overall charm and friendliness of the Inn. Enjoy the spectacular views when the weather permits on the front terrace. With luxury on site accommodation we offer the perfect location for a relaxing break and an excellent base for those spending time, on holiday, walking or cycling through the beautiful Peak District.

Bretton, Near Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QD

T. 01433 630 856

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influences from abroad. The Royal Oak in Mayfield, near Ashbourne, is a former Georgian coaching house where guests can enjoy hearty home-made meals and the perfect Sunday roast. Kids – big and small won’t be disappointed by Mad Hatter Tea Room & Cocktail Bar in Matlock. Its freakshakes are a sight for the senses!

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INTIMATE DINING If you’re looking for something a little bit more intimate and more conducive to a child-free romantic evening meal, then the region has that as well. The White Horse at Woolley Moor offers exquisite food, views and accommodation while The Hunloke Arms in Wingerworth offers quirky cocktails and delicious wood-fired pizzas. Be warned, this place gets packed at weekends! For superlative food with a view, then head to Losehill House Hotel in Castleton, the Lighthouse Restaurant in Boylestone, the Fox and Goose Inn in Chesterfield and The Boardwalk Bar & Dining in Willington. The Boardwalk overlooks Europe’s largest inland marina – Mercia Marina, which is nestled in a tranquil haven between the South Derbyshire villages of Willington and Findern. Or, head to Darleys in Derby – a two-rosette, Michelin-recommended restaurant with a newly-refurbished terraced outside eating area by the water’s edge of the River Derwent. If you are searching for something a little different then you must visit The Terrace Restaurant at the H Boutique Hotel. With superb décor, this is one of the most impressive restaurants in Bakewell. The restaurant’s imaginative menus feature delicious fresh produce from hand-picked local suppliers, bringing diners real flavours of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Whether young or old, bistro or bar, fine dining or finger food, vegetarian, gluten-free or a committed carnivore, the region really does have eateries to suit every taste, pocket and age. Or, you could just make the most of the fabulous scenery the Derbyshire and Peak District has to offer by packing up a picnic of the finest local produce and head off for a day out. l

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A REGION AT THE HEART OF ART! Derbyshire and the Peak District continues to attract – and produce – leading lights of art and culture

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erbyshire and the Peak District have a rich history of creativity and innovation, born out of it being the birthplace of many famous names from the past and present. Ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who hails from the Derbyshire market town of Chesterfield, is renowned for his internationally acclaimed ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation at the Tower of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the World War I. His work can be viewed at Chatsworth House and Derby Royal Hospital. From modern day artists to the past, Derby-born English landscape and portrait painter Joseph Wright (1734-1797) is considered one of the most interesting and important painters of the late 18th century. He defined the 18th century, the age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. Derby Museums is home to the world’s largest collection of Wright’s work. However, his art has also graced the walls of some of the world’s most famous galleries, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. In Derby City Museum and Art Gallery you will find a large collection of Wright’s paintings, collected by the museum over the past 130 years with the help of generous public and private donations.

CULTURAL & CREATIVE HISTORY Derby Museums is a charitable trust responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of the City. The Trust manages three sites: Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and they are all absolutely free to visit. The Silk Mill is currently being refurbished and is due to reopen in its restored glory in 2020. The cradle of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution is evident from Derby through Belper to Cromford, the home of Derwent Valley Mills, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the East Midlands. The Derwent Valley saw the birth of the factory system and the Industrial Revolution. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands on the site of the world’s first factory, while Belper North Mill, a Grade 1-listed mill, is recognised as one of the most important buildings from the Industrial Revolution in the world. Strutt’s Mill Museum, which is also based in Belper, tells the fascinating stories of cotton spinning, stocking making, the mill workers and how the small town of Belper was transformed into the world’s first factory community. Not far from Belper, Cromford is the home of the world’s first successful water-powered cottonspinning mill, which was built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright. He continued to develop the mills, warehouses and workshops until around 1790. These

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now form the Cromford Mills site and presents a remarkable picture of an early textile factory complex. Derbyshire counts a number of firsts amongst its rich history. Elvaston Castle was the first country park to be opened in the UK and the Arboretum in Derby was the first publicly-owned, landscaped, urban recreational park in England. The Peak District National Park was also the UK’s first National Park. It paved the way for other National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty around the UK to be designated as public access for countryside users. As well as stunning scenery, the Peak District abounds with historical country houses, the most famous being Chatsworth House. Made internationally famous thanks to its many film and TV appearances, it is renowned for its architecture, gardens, art and décor. There are many rooms to p93

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contemporary fine art and creative hub Original and affordable paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, jewellery and a large collection of unique, locally made gifts for sale. A varied programme of exhibitions, workshops, art events and live music. Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat - 10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday - 11.30am to 4.30pm Closed on Thursdays Open every day in July Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton SK17 6PY 01298 937375 07977 956707 thegreenmangallery.com hello@thegreenmangallery.com

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Gorgeous art and unusual gifts in beautiful Buxton. Look no further than Isla Fine Art Cards & Gifts

We all like to discover new experiences on holiday, and interesting and stylish shops are no exception.

If you are looking for a quirky or unusual present, then you must visit Isla Fine Art Cards & Gifts in Buxton. This shop and gallery is a true emporium of delights, it is packed with an eclectic mix of original art and prints by local artists alongside handmade items by local artisans, designers and makers, including hand-blown glass, jewellery, homewares, ceramics and needlefelt work.

Alongside a wealth of local products, there are art and design-inspired gifts and greetings cards. There is also a fantastic range of humorous cards. Isla provides excellent customer service, a comprehensive website and a shop combining old-world charm and modern effieciency.

Taking a leaf out of William Morris’s book, there is nothing in this shop which Isla does not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

Isla Fine Art Cards & Gifts

4b The Colonnade, Buxton SK17 6AL Tel : 01298 938492

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Bakewell Old House Museum Award-winning museum with activities for the whole family. Lots to see and do with a dressing up box, RAT Trail and courtyard games for children. Over 9,000 items to view. Weekly guided walks.

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years of history Open daily 11am–4pm, 25th March–5th November Parking for blue badge holders

www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk 01629 813642

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Erewash Museum

Derbyshire Museum of the Year Erewash Museum is a popular museum with exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the borough. Home for the museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions which was used as a family home and as school accommodation before converting to a museum in the 1980s. Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley and take refreshments in our Victorian style tea room. A varied programme of events and exhibitions run throughout the year with something to suit everyone.

www.erewashmuseum.co.uk High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA Telephone 0115 907 1141

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explore within the house, including the magnificent Painted Hall, regal state rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth is also home to one of the most important private collections in Britain. From Elizabethan needlework and Enlightenment scientific instruments, to Old Master drawings and 21stcentury art and sculpture, the Devonshire Collection is a record of one family’s eclectic tastes and interests over 400 years. In March 2018, a decade-long £32.7m restoration of the 500-year-old house was finally completed, bringing it into the 21st century. Nearby, Haddon Hall in Bakewell is a castellated medieval manor house built around two courtyards, which has remained unchanged since the reign of Henry VIII. It has some of the finest untouched interiors, including the Long Gallery, Great Hall and Chapel. Equally impressive is Casterne Hall, a Grade 2 manor house stunningly set in its own grounds near Ashbourne in the Peak District National Park. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful houses

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in the area and features in Simon Jenkins’ book, ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’. Like a huge glass lantern, Hardwick Hall, at Doe Lea near Chesterfield, dominates the surrounding area. The house, which was built in 1597, was a magnificent statement of the wealth and authority of its owner, Bess of Hardwick. Designed by Robert Smythson, the house is remarkable for being almost unchanged since Bess lived here, giving a rare insight into the formality of courtly life of the Elizabethan age. There are outstanding collections of 16th-century embroidery, tapestries, furniture and portraits within the Hall. While, outside, walled courtyards enclose fine gardens, orchards and a herb garden, and the surrounding country park contains rare breeds of cattle and sheep. The remains of Hardwick Old Hall, which Bess continued to use after her new house was built, still stand in the grounds of the estate today. OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES Many of the county’s historic houses and properties also double up as outdoor venues regularly playing host to musical performances, cinema events (including the p95

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ever popular outdoor cinemas), festivals and plays. Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Belper River Gardens are but a few historic and picturesque venues that play host to live outdoor performances of operas, Shakespeare’s plays and brilliant music acts. Chatsworth House is also host to the three-day Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud, a literary festival with a difference held in September throughout the House and Gardens. Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for art, the event is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers. Festivals abound in the Peak District. The annual Dronfield Arts Festival is a four-day celebration of the arts. An eclectic mix of some of the best regional and national arts organised by the Dronfield Heritage Trust returns each May Day bank holiday weekend. For cycling and vintage enthusiasts, the Eroica Britannia Festival is an absolute must. The three-day family adventure of all things handsome – music, glorious vintage, shopping, food, drink, camping and cycling – is held in the heart of the Peak District. OPERA & FESTIVALS Buxton is also home to the outstandingly beautiful Matcham-designed Buxton Opera House. It hosts the annual Buxton International Festival, which is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals. Described as ‘a happy marriage of opera, music and books,’ Buxton International Festival features the most promising up-and-coming, and also internationally established, artists and literary figures in a packed two-week programme. Buxton is also home to the impressive Museum and Galleries which has recently undergone extensive redevelopment. The ‘Wonders of the Peak’ exhibition is a must-see journey through time and place where you can explore Peak District lives and landscapes. And for memories of the Peak District landscapes, then The Derwent Gallery in Grindleford is the place to head. It’s packed with the work of local artists who have captured the beauty of the Peak District in a range of media. Art lovers looking for hidden gems away from galleries and museums should head to Chesterfield in the north of the region. It is home to a Dame Barbara Hepworth sculpture – ‘Curved Reclining Form’ (Rosewall). It currently lives behind the Royal Mail building on the route from the town centre to Queen’s Park but will be moving to the brand new Chesterfield Waterside development, which is due to commence construction in 2019. More than 60 works of art have sprung up around Chesterfield Borough in the past few years. The Chesterfield Art Trail features work from more than three dozen artists. p97

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RICHARD WHITTLESTONE wildlife gallery Exquisite originals. Limited edition prints. Greetings cards. Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm Open every day November and December. Broomes Barns, Chatsworth, Derbyshire DE45 1PF 01246 582720 www.richardwhittlestone.co.uk

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ARTS & CULTURE

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For something a little more contemporary, head to West Studios in Chesterfield. It works closely with the local creative community to support local creative businesses, makers, independent artists and students of Chesterfield College in the creative and digital areas. As well as a gallery shop, featuring the work of local artists, there are regular exhibitions which showcase the work of talented artists from the local community. THEATRE Chesterfield is also home to the Pomegranate Theatre. A Victorian building with a 546-seat auditorium, it was first opened as the Stephenson Memorial Hall as a tribute to George Stephenson, an English civil and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world. George Stephenson died in Chesterfield in 1848, where he is buried, and the Hall was opened in 1879 in his memory. As well as a stage, inside, the Pomegranate Theatre you’ll find a cinema screen for a full range of shows, music acts, films and displays. Derby City Centre is a must for theatre-goers. It is home to Derby Theatre, or Derby Playhouse as it was previously known. Opened in 1975, it is renowned for brilliant and diverse performances and

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shows – from Shawshank Redemption to Alice in Wonderland. It’s also the place for aspiring actors, writers and producers in the local area, with regular workshops, classes and even open mic nights. Contemporary art and film buffs are well-served in the city at QUAD, while Derby is also described as the City of Festivals. Derby LIVE provides some truly incredible venues for live music, shows and just about any other type of entertainment, including Derby Feste and Folk festivals. For music and festival lovers, Derbyshire is the place to be. It is home to award-winning small festivals where the acts are unknown and exciting, and the food and drink is local and artisan. The award-winning Y Not Festival in Pikehall is a family-friendly festival which attracts big names, like the Libertines, Madness and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, every year. Whether you’re a festival or theatregoer, opera or history buff, art critic or lover, Derbyshire and the Peak District has it all. Home to impressive art, museums, theatres, festivals, galleries and historic properties, you’ll never be short of an opportunity to immerse yourself in arts and culture when you visit the region. l

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NIGHTLIFE

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partying. But if you need to slow the pace, sneak off to its exclusive laid-back Havana Club Bar and enjoy some of the world’s finest rums and table service all night long. If you’re looking for the thrill of the roulette table, then the Genting Casino at Riverlights is a large venue offering with all of the classics you’d expect from a decent city centre casino as well as a restaurant and two bars. The Cathedral Quarter is Derby City centre’s premier destination for night life. In the evening, the Cathedral Quarter is transformed into a hive of activity with a plethora of bars, pubs and nightclubs in which to socialise or dance the night away. Bogart’s Bar at Cathedral Quarter Hotel, offers intuitive dry gins and spirits amongst others. An intimate city centre bar, lounge food is also available, as is a “cocktail party package”, should you be planning a special evening! The Cathedral Quarter is also home to BEAR. By day a coffee house, by night a kitchen and bar boasting an ever-changing craft beer menu alongside a wide range of drinks shaken, stirred or muddled fresh at the bar. Also nestled in the Cathedral Quarter is The Distillery, an independent and contemporary p101

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hether it’s bars, clubs, casinos, pubs, dancing, music or restaurants, the region’s towns and cities come alive at night and are guaranteed to have something to suit everyone’s taste. For the young at heart, Derby is the place to be for nightlife thanks to a large student population which means that the city centre can get quite lively, particularly on a Friday and Saturday night. It has more than its fair share of bars and pubs as well as one or two clubs, including the Blue Note Nightclub, which has been the pinnacle of night life in Derby for more than 30 years, playing host to many of the city’s most talented DJs. NIGHTCLUBS MOSH, in Derby, is an alternative nightclub where you can experience a huge genre of music, from Indie, Urban and Dance to Pop and Punk across the club’s three floors. For a taste of Cuban music, then Revolución de Cuba, located on The Strand right in the heart of Derby, is the place. Its cocktail menu and very special Cantina menu will give you a taste of Cuban life alongside live music and late night

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NIGHTLIFE

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bar and kitchen, which aims to ‘echo, revive and emulate’ the traditional elements of bar tending, using some of the finest distilled spirits from across the world. Split over two levels, you will find a warm and welcoming rustic charm downstairs and an intimate, refined cocktail and whisky lounge upstairs. It also holds regular special events, including the popular Whisky Sessions every Thursday evening, showcasing musical talent from the area with a relaxed and humble atmosphere. REAL ALE PUBS The Flower Pot is a landmark real ale pub, hotel and nationally-recognised live music venue, located in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter, which has live music is popular with an older crowd. There is a door charge when the live bands are on. Other real ale pubs in and around Derby include The Exeter Arms and Mr Grundy’s Tavern. Mr Grundy’s Tavern is located within the beautiful Georgian House Hotel on the famous “Derby Mile” – should you be up for a challenge! Slow the pace right down at the Showcase Derby Cinema de Lux. It is a 12-screen cinema which features RealD 3D, Sony 4K Digital Projection, and the Director’s Hall, an exclusive, intimate auditorium that offers film lovers the perfect setting in which to

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enjoy the latest in blockbuster entertainment. In the Director’s Hall you also have access to the exclusive Director’s Lounge, a great place for a cocktail or snack. The market town of Chesterfield also boasts two cinemas – Cineworld and a screen at the town’s Pomegranate Theatre on Corporation Street in the town centre, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer as you settle down to watch a film or a show in the grand Victorian theatre. If craft ales are your thing, then The Rectory in Chesterfield sits adjacent to the town’s famous Crooked Spire. It offers award-winning craft ales alongside a fine cocktail selection. The interior is something of a spectacle, complete with a confession box and a deer head above the fireplace. It’s the perfect place to sit back and unwind. At Bottle and Thyme, great rustic food meets botanical cocktails. It offers a locally-sourced menu, specialty coffee, a vast range of cocktails and live music. A five minute walk takes you to Corporation Street – the hub of Chesterfield town’s nightlife scene. The area boasts a plethora of pubs, bars and restaurants including the hugely popular Einstein’s, the town’s first German-themed bar, which has an extensive range of world beers, local ales and cocktails as well as delicious food. The Market Pub in the town centre is a traditional pub serving a vast range of real ales, alongside more than 100 wines, gins and p103

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whiskies. The food is seasonal, locally-sourced and home-cooked. There is always something happening at The Market Pub, with nights dedicated to gourmet food, tastings, quizzes and live music. Chesterfield also has a plethora of real ale pubs and micropubs located around the eclectic Chatsworth Road area. Choose from Real Ale Corner, Rose & Crown Chesterfield Alehouse, and The Tap House to name but a few. As well as real ale, the award-winning Tramway Tavern offers a wide range of World and Belgian beers from breweries such as St. Bernardus, BrewDog, Goose Island, Schneider Weiss and Delirium, alongside fine wines, whiskies and spirits. Across the road, you’ll find a different drinking experience at Nonnas, Maison Mes Amis and Junction which boast cocktail bars that are popular with the town’s sophisticated older crowd. Chatsworth Road also plays host to The Crafty Dog, a venue fusing diverse food and drink with 30 beers on tap and a menu crafted form locallysourced ingredients. For fans of live music, then a trip to Real Time Music, The Avenue or the Winding Wheel is a must. Real Time Music is Chesterfield’s leading live music venue, with many of the UK’s top tribute bands appearing as well as the best in original rock, blues, metal and indie.

Located in the heart of the bustling market town of Ashbourne, The Coach & Horses is a traditional pub which is popular with locals and visitors alike. Sit back and enjoy live music every weekend. With its bar area with an open fire it is the perfect location to enjoy delicious home cooked food and drink with an ever-changing selection of cask ales as well as beers, spirits and wines. The cosy beer garden is perfect to sit and enjoy the atmosphere in the warmer months.

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From town to country, you’ll find a vibrant nightlife scene in the Peak District town of Buxton, popular with the many students who are based at the town’s University of Derby campus. COCKTAIL BARS The Monk Cocktail Bar has venues in Buxton, Matlock and Chesterfield, where they serve delicious cocktails, craft beers, world wines and artisanal charcuterie. Indulge in a cocktail or two before heading off to see a band or a performance at the beautifullyrestored Buxton Opera House which hosts a full programme of drama, dance, concerts and comedy. It’s the focal point for festivities including the Buxton International Festival during July. Throughout the year, however, regular gigs are held in many of the pubs and bars across the town. The open mic ‘Royal Rock Night’ at Buxton’s Queen’s Head is a firm favourite on the live music scene in Buxton. Literally anything goes and it’s the unexpected that makes this night so much fun. The Fishpond in Matlock Bath has become synonymous with live music and entertainment. Its 150-capacity ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment and its stage has been graced by the likes of Ben Ottewell, Nine Below Zero, Joe Lycett, Sally Barker and Paul Sinha to name a few. Every Friday The Fishpond has live music in the bar from 9pm free of charge. You can expect the

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weird and the wonderful as Fridays are alternative music nights and quite literally anything goes from folk, country, storytelling, balkhan, retro, jazz, gypsy, funk, acoustic, solo, vinyl DJs and bands. It also serves up a mean pizza. Fancy a giggle? Then The Loft in Matlock plays host to the award-winning Manford’s Comedy Club which takes place on the first Friday of the month. If you like stand-up comedy, then this is not a night to miss. Renowned comedian, Jason Manford sends four of the very best from the comedy circuit who are guaranteed to have you laughing throughout the night. Dale Road is the hub of Matlock’s nightlife. Rubigo, a wine and tapas bar opened in early 2018 and has become recognised for its great food and selection of gins. Twenty Ten is a well-established bar that offers food in the daytime and transforms into a lively bar and live music venue in the evening, offering 241 cocktails all day every day and known for its quirky craft keg wall. Tipsy Toad is a cocktail bar in Matlock that has changed up the standard 2-4-1 cocktail offering. Instead, Tipsy Toad offers you the chance to win your happy hour drink for free through a game of heads or tails – available between 5 and 7pm every day. Whatever you fancy for your night out, be it a real ale pub, fancy cocktail bar, live comedy, music, a show or dancing the night away, you are sure to be able to find it in Derbyshire and the Peak District. l

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250m velodrome at Derby Arena in Pride Park. Derby City Centre is a hotbed of high profile sport. Great Britain’s first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics came courtesy of City of Derby swimmer Adam Peaty, who become the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold since 1988. Derby is also home Derby County FC and Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Outside Derby, first-class cricket is brought to Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park every year with the week-long Festival of Cricket. Chesterfield also boasts its own football team, which plays at the Proact Stadium. The club relocated from its historic Saltergate home in the town centre in 2010 to the

ootball, cricket and motor racing dominate Derbyshire’s sporting scene. It’s considered the home of British motor racing thanks to Donnington Park Circuit, which hosts the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, Touring Cars and British Superbikes. However, having the stunning landscape of the Peak District, the county is also hugely popular with cyclists. Chesterfield town centre was the start and finish point for the stage four of the 2017 OVO Energy Women’s Tour, where it welcomed the world’s top female cyclists. The cycling facilities are outstanding in Derbyshire, and are considered to be some of the best in the country. It even has its own

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purpose-built stadium on the edge of the town. Prior to moving, Chesterfield FC boasted one of the oldest football grounds in England at the time of its closure and was used in many of the scenes in the controversial Brian Clough biopic The Damned United. If you’re looking for a football match with a difference, however, then head to Ashbourne in the Peak District for its Royal Shrovetide Football played every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Played over two eight-hour periods, the goals are three miles apart and there are very few rules. It’s great fun to watch but taking part is not for the faint hearted! The Peak District is a natural sports ground for high adrenalin activities including caving, climbing, kayaking and fell running. YHA Castleton hosts the popular RunYHA each year where runners from all over the country take part in the three-day fell running competition, which culminates in a half marathon against

the spectacular back drop of the Peak District. You’ll find other half marathons at Ashbourne, Buxton, Derby and Tissington and full marathons at Chesterfield, Glossop and Matlock each year. If four legs are more your thing, then Chatsworth International Horse Trials is one of the most prestigious one-day events in the calendar. Held within the grounds of Chatsworth

House every May, the Horse Trials attract the very best of eventing talent from around the world, welcome more than 500 horses including international riders with their top horses and their Olympic horses of the future. Whether it’s spectating or taking part, legs or wheels, Derbyshire has it all when it comes to sport and a full calendar of events throughout the year. l

In the heart of Ashbourne, ‘the gateway to the Peak District’, The Bike Barn is proud to offer cycle hire; only minutes away from the stunning, traffic free, Tissington Trail. With over 25 years of experience in the cycle trade, we cater for all your cycling needs so look no further than The Bike Barn, Ashbourne!

Why not hire a cycle or even an e-bike for a fun day out in the beautiful Peak District countryside? Whether you need just one for yourself or cycles for your friends, family and even the dog, we have everything you will need under one roof. Call us on 01335 300708 or email enquiries@thebikebarnashbourne.co.uk The Bike Barn, The Stables, Wellington Yard, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1GH

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George Stephenson statue, Chesterfield train station

GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND! Getting to and around this region couldn’t be easier

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GETTING HERE Whether you arrive by road, rail or air, as counties go Derbyshire has to be one of the most well connected. BY ROAD The M1 is an important and well-used motorway, running along the eastern edge of Derbyshire and connecting the north of England to London, making the surrounding areas a popular location for businesses. Head off the motorway and you’ll find good A roads connecting the county. The market town of Chesterfield is within 10 mins of junction 29 of the M1 and from here the A623 takes you directly into the Peak District National Park, home to Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton and numerous other picturesque towns and villages. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT Both Derby and Chesterfield both have mainline train stations with regular trains arriving from throughout the UK. Direct trains run from Scotland to the South West and from East to West. The nation’s capital, London, is also less than a two-hour rail journey, while the major cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds take only around an hour to get to by rail. The area is very well covered by bus networks, with many of the services running on a frequent basis. National Express runs a regular bus from London to Derby and Chesterfield, plus there are many other routes onto Derbyshire’s other towns.

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BY AIR The county is also within easy reach of four major airports – Nottingham East Midlands, Doncaster, Birmingham and Manchester. Manchester Airport, Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham all have connected train and bus stations which, in around an hour, will transport you to the heart of the county.

GETTING AROUND BY CAR Derbyshire has many important A roads which allow visitors an easy way to explore the county along with enjoying the picturesque scenery. The Peak District is characterised by single lane rural roads, which make getting around slower but worth it for the stunning scenery you’ll encounter. The A619 will take you into the

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north west of the county, while the A38, a major A-class trunk road from junction 27 of the M1, will take you into the city of Derby passing by a number of Derbyshire towns en route. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT If you’re relying on public transport during your stay in the county, then Derbyshire County Council’s website has an excellent journey planner function featuring bus and train timetables. There are connecting train services to the county’s towns and villages, making exploring the county straightforward and hasslefree. You’ll also find bus links running directly from Derby and Chesterfield train stations direct to many of the area’s popular tourist attractions, including Chatsworth House.

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ALTERNATIVE MEANS Derbyshire’s rural charm and reasonably quiet roads have wooed many tourists who enjoy cycling and walking holidays. The county is home to three National Cycle Network Routes – 6, 54 and 68 – which are safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes that connect to major towns and Derby city centre. If you prefer to get around on foot, Derbyshire also boasts a number of walks. The Peak District and Derbyshire is one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations. There is a walking route for everyone, from challenging treks up hills and crags to simple circular walks. l

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LET’S EXPLORE! There’s plenty to do and see here – but it’s also a great base for looking further afield

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boasts a multi-screen cinema and food court. More shops and stores can also be found in Sheffield City Centre, as well as a plethora of museums, galleries and the Winter Garden, the largest urban glass house in Europe which houses over 2,000 species of plants from all around the world. For shopaholics Manchester, to the west of Derbyshire, is a must. Designer lovers should head to Manchester’s King Street or luxury department stores Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. The city also has some great museums, galleries, historic landmarks and, of course, two worldfamous Premier League football teams. Explore the stories of famous footballers throughout history, from Pele to Pickles, at the National Football Museum in the city centre. For family fun, then Staffordshire, around 45 minutes South West of the Peak District, is the place to head. It is home to Alton Towers which, arguably, offers something for everyone. As well as the theme park, boasting some of the most technological and thrilling rollercoasters in the UK, including the world’s first virtual reality rollercoaster and the UK’s first rollercoaster restaurant, Alton Towers Resort is also home to a water park, two nine-hole golf courses, CBeebies Land, a spa and Tree Top Quest. But, for a visit that’s truly out of this world when you’re visiting Derbyshire, then head to Leicestershire’s National Space Centre. Interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, makes a visit to this award-winning attraction a day of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun for all ages. l

erbyshire’s central location cannot be beaten. In fact, Morton, a small village in Derbyshire, is one of a number of places that claims to be the centre of England. The county’s central location puts it within easy travelling distance of its neighbouring counties. If you’ve got a little bit of extra time on your hands, then take the opportunity to venture further afield and experience what lies beyond Derbyshire. To the south lies Nottinghamshire where you can explore the legend of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws. Visit the actual Major Oak, estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 years old, at the 450-acre Sherwood Forest Country Park in Edwinstowe. Acknowledged as the largest oak in Britain, it is believed to be where Robin Hood and his merry men planned their daring escapades. The spirit of Robin Hood also lives on in Nottingham City Centre. Explore the Galleries of Justice Museum with one of history’s most notorious villains – the Sheriff of Nottingham. Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, discover England’s shocking history of crime and punishment. Robin Hood is also waiting for you at Nottingham’s medieval castle – home of the Sheriff of Nottingham, where you can venture down 300 steps to deep underground to explore the man-made labyrinth of caves and tunnels beneath the city. To the north of Derbyshire, shoppers will also delight at Meadowhall, which is located just three miles outside the City of Steel, Sheffield. Meadowhall is home to more than 230 retailers, this out-of-town indoor shopping centre also

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All our train services have an on-board buffet coach serving a selection of cold refreshments and snacks, and a coach specially adapted for wheelchair users. Various special events are held throughout the year, perfect for the family or enthusiast to enjoy, or why not get your hands on the controls of a steam locomotive and participate in one of our hugely popular steam experience courses?

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In addition to the normal timetabled train service, Peak Rail has a fine reputation for dining, with our highly acclaimed Palatine Restaurant train, where you can enjoy the luxury of Pullman-style dining as the train leisurely travels along the line.

If you feel you would like to experience the thrill of a bygone era then why not pay us a visit at Peak Rail and enjoy the delights of travelling on a steam train which our heritage railway operates throughout the year.

Peak Rail believes in the old fashioned values of quality and service and you are guaranteed to be pampered for the duration of your trip, whilst being served a sumptuous Sunday lunch, cream or afternoon tea, in our lovinglyrestored coaches seating a maximum of 79 with fully-licensed bar.

The line, which has been re-instated mostly by volunteers, forms part of the old Midland Railway line between Manchester Central and London St. Pancras which was closed in 1968 and is currently operated on 4 miles of track between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Platform 2.

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Railway enthusiasts If you are starting your journey at Rowsley South Station then why not pay a visit to the Heritage Shunters Trust who have a large collection of ex-British diesels or the LMS Carriage Association who restore and operate LMS coaching stock. Other groups are the Renown Repulse Restoration group and The Ashover Light Railway. Here also you will find a 60ft working turntable.

The station facilities include a buffet serving mouth-watering bacon rolls, home-made meals and cakes, whilst the shop strives to serve both visitors and railway enthusiasts alike with a vast range of both railway-orientated merchandise and souvenir gifts. You can break your journey by paying a visit to Darley Dale Station and visit our small museum which illustrates the history of the former Midland Railway Line.

Telephone: 01629 580 381

Once you have reached Matlock Platform 2 then you can take a short walk into Matlock centre or visit our shop on Platform 1 which has a variety of secondhand railway books and gifts.

Please visit our website for operating times

www.peakrail.co.uk

Email: peakrail@peakrail.co.uk

MATLOCK STATION, MATLOCK, DERBYSHIRE DE 4 3NA


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Welcome to Derbyshire & the Peak District  

Unique, beautifully designed, high-quality visitor guide, which is available in leading hotel bedrooms. For those enjoying a break, or stayi...

Welcome to Derbyshire & the Peak District  

Unique, beautifully designed, high-quality visitor guide, which is available in leading hotel bedrooms. For those enjoying a break, or stayi...