4 of the BEST things to do in Derbyshire in 2020!

4 of the BEST things to do in Derbyshire in 2020!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

4. Rosliston Forestry Centre

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We wanted to make sure our list included both paid and free options for a day out – so last but certainly not least is Rosliston Forestry Centre – a Derbyshire attraction you may not have heard of. Rosliston Forestry Centre is a hidden gem in the heart of The National Forest in South Derbyshire offering lots of activities for great days out, from quiet walks to action-packed family fun activities. Come and see nature at its best. Rosliston’s mix of woodland and meadow, ponds and play areas offer the perfect playground for visitors of all ages and physical abilities, all year round. Spot the wildlife, join a guided walk or take advantage of our packed programme of events. WHERE: Rosliston Forestry Centre , Burton Road, Rosliston, DE12 8JX OPENING TIMES: Open every day of the year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 7.30am to 5pm. COST: Entrance is free but car parking charges apply – £1 for an hour, £3 for the day
Information for this article was sourced from Derbyshire Live. To view their full article please click HERE. We Are Derbyshire is a small and growing organisation that aims to become the hub for all Derbyshire goings on, we would love it if you visited our Homepage, which you can do by clicking HERE.

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