Derbyshire is home to some of the countries to attractions…But which should be top of your list?
Derbyshire is blessed with many things – and one thing that the county isn’t short of is tourist attractions. From the stunning stately homes of Chatsworth, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey to theme parks, museums, cable cars and even an aquarium, there is a lot to be discovered.
And not all the attractions cost a fortune to visit – as Derbyshire is home to some spectacular scenery, such as Dovedale, which, apart from car parking, is completely free.
1. Bolsover Castle
With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as it entertains families. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk. Start your visit in the exhibition in the Riding House then run wild in extensive grounds and fun play area.
WHERE: Bolsover Castle , Castle Street, Bolsover, S44 6PR
OPENING TIMES: Daily 10am to 4pm until 31st march
COST: Tickets for non-members of English Heritage cost £11.80 for adults, £7.10 for children and £10.60 for concessions.
2. Peak Cavern
Nestled in the hills of Castleton, Derbyshire, Peak Cavern offers two unique underground experiences not to be forgotten. Dare you take a walk into the notorious Peak Cavern? You can also see Peak Cavern’s historic rope-making works on your fully guided tour of the cave.
WHERE: Peak Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WA
OPENING TIMES: April to October – Daily 10am to 5pm, November to March – Weekends 10am and 5pm
COST: Available here
3. Heage Windmill
Heage Windmill is the only six-sailed stone tower windmill in England and produces flour. Visitors can take a guided tour of the mill to discover its history and how stoneground flour is traditionally milled.
WHERE: Heage Windmill , Chesterfield Rd, Belper DE56 2BH
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 4pm on weekends and bank holidays from April until the end of October.
COST: Adult – £4, concessions – £3.50, children aged 5 to 16 – £2, buy-one-get-one-free for children aged 5-16.