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Perfectly located in the Heart of England the beautiful county of Derbyshire, encompasses the magnificent Peak District National Park and sits at the end of the Pennine Way.

Derbyshire is a beautiful county with some of the most diverse scenery in England . With a landscape that ranges from arable and rolling pastureland  through to the   magnificent purple heather covered  moorlands and stone walls of the Peak District, where rocky outcrops dominate this amazing scenery.

There is a challenge for walkers, climbers and cavers to explore this amazing terrain with spectacular views and hidden depths. The picturesque Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands are a haven for walking and cycling, experience peace and tranquility alongside gently flowing rivers set in scenic gorges and valleys.

This wonderful scenery can also be enjoyed by Land Rover safari, or by the air by hot air ballon, light aircraft, helicopter or glider- a treat not to be missed

Derbyshire has more than its share of magnificent National Trust and privately owned historic properties. Chatsworth House home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is a must, or try the stately homes of Kedleston, Haddon, Sudbury, Hardwick or Renishaw Halls. Step back in time with a visit to Calke Abbey and its amazing collections.

For thrills and spills we have Alton Towers, Gullivers Kingdom or Waterworld for you to enjoy. The district abounds with museums of all types from steam trains to tramway museums, stone centers to mining museums and caves, heritage centers to industrial and toy museums, working mills and potteries- all can be found here..

You may simply want to relax or try your hand at fishing, golfing, swimming, tennis, cycling, canoeing or pony trekking- all available in the area.

Carsington reservoir and water sports centre is well worth a visit, here you can fish, cycle, sail, canoe, walk, shop or eat- an excellent day out for all the family.

Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire are close by and a short drive is all that is needed to make the most that these counties also have to offer.

Derbyshire- A county full of history, culture, activities, crafts and scenery for you to explore and enjoy.

ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY LISTING

Adventure Playgrounds

Chatsworth House 01246 582204. Carsington Water 01629 540478.

Airports

East Midlands Airport Castle Donnington- 01332 852852. Birmingham Airport- 0870 7335511. Manchester Airport- 0161 489 3000.

Aquariums

Matlock Bath Aquarium - 01629 583624.

Hot Air Ballooning

 Heart of England Balloons- 0789 488219. Dragon Balloon Co. – 01159 473778. Belvoir Baloons –  01949 877566.                   .

Boat Trips

Canal boat trips, Froghall Wharf  01538 266486.

Book Shops

Scarthin Books of Cromford 01629 823272. Country Bookstore nr Bakewell  01629 813444. Book Thrift Ashbourne 01335 300299.

Bowling

Derby Super Bowl and Quasar 01332 270057. AMF Bowling Ilkeston 01159 322092.

Castles

Peveril Castle, Castleton 01433 620613. Bolsover Castle Bolsover 01246 823349.  Tutbury Castle  01283          . Wingfield Manor,South Wingfield 01773 832060.

Caves

Pooles Cavern Buxton 01298 26978, Speedwell Cavern Castleton .Treakcliffe Cavern Castleton 01433 620571. Blue John Cavern Castleton 01433 620638/620642. Great Masson Cavern Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath 01629 582365. Cresswell Craggs, Welbeck 01909 720378.

Caving

Perception 01733 314924

Canoeing

Perception 01733 314924. Carsington Water 01629 540478.

Catering

Top Nosh Caterers- 01335 348988/01335 390458 or 07719 908400/07812 481613.

Cinemas

UCI, Meteor Centre Derby 01332 347765. Showcase Osmaston Park Road Derby 01332 270300. Metro Cinema Green Lane Derby 01332 347765.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Joe Neville – 01629 582859. Yeaveley Shooting School 01335 330247.

Climbing Areas

Froggatt Edge nr Hathersage. Black Rocks nr Cromford . Matlock Bath.

Climbing Groups

Perception 01733 314924

Country Parks and Wildlife Attractions

Buxton Country Park-walks through woodland with centre. Chestnut Centre Chapel en le Frith-conservation centre, Ilam Country Park- National Trust woodland and park.Longshaw Estate nr Hathersage-Beautiful walks. Torrs Riverside Park and New Mills Heritage Centre Goyt Valley.

Cycle Hire and Trails

Tissington cycle hire- 01335 343156. Brownend Farm- 01538 308313. Carsington Water 01629 540478. Peak Cycle Hire- Waterhouse 01538 30860, Ashbourne- 01335 343156, Parsley Hay 01298 84493, Derwent- 01433 651261, Middleton Top- 01629 823204, Hayfield- 01663 746222.

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Derbyshire Dales

Dovedale, Bradford Dale, Manifold Dale, Edale, Berresford Dale, Lathkill Dale, Millers Dale, Milldale.

Dentist

Ashbourne Dental Practice 01335 345645.

Doctor

Health Centre, Compton Ashbourne. 01335 343784.

Dry Ski Slopes

Kidsgrove Ski Centre, Hanley, Stoke 01782 784908. Tamworth Snowdome 0990 000011.

Factory Shops

Courtaulds Textiles, Alfreton 01773 831035. David Nieper Alfreton 01773 833335, Pretty Perfects Alfreton 01773 521929. End of line Furniture, Ambergate 01773 821532. Coats Viyella Clothing Ambergate 01773 853473. Brettles Belper 01773 821532. De Bradelie Mill Shop  Belper 01773 829830. Jaeger Knitwear Belper 01773 829830. Dartington Crystal Denby 01773 513116. Denby Pottery  Denby 01773 740799. The Fabric Factory Langley Mill- 01773 718911, Langley Furniture, Heanor -01773 765544. Coppice Side Pottery  Langley Mill 01773 716854. Dayclear Lighting Langley Mill 01773 763787. One Stop Factory Shop Langley Mill 01773 717111. John Smedley, Lea 01629 534571. Derwent House Factory Shop, Milford- 01773 880404. Charnos, Riddings 01773 540408. Coats Viyella Somercotes 01773 607523.

Farm and Craft Shops

The Studio,Alfreton 01773 836907. Artists Cottage Studio 01773 821910. Crich Pottery and Gallery 01773 853171. Ram Furniture Crich 01773 857092. Yew Tree Studio Heage 01773 857301. The Old Pine Factory Heage 01773 570692. Little London Galley, Holloway 01629 534825.Alan Ward Pottery ,Holloway 01629 534284. Riddings Pottery 01773 603181.

Fishing

Course Fishing- A52 Brailsford (Bailiff operated), Course Fishing Markeaton and Alvaston Lakes,Derby -01332 340081. Carsington Water Fly and Bank- 01629 540478.  Lake-Alton Manor Farm Wirksworth- 01629 822318. Yeavely Estate lake-01335 330247 . River fly- River Dove, Rocester-01889 590347. River Dove, Doveridge- 01889 565986. Course River Derwent Belper- 01773 822525. Course Boylestone Top Farm- tickets at the bank. River Derwent, Matlock 01773 856616. River Wye, Monsall Dale – 01629 640484. River/fly Charles Cotton Hotel 01298 84229.

Food Shopping

Gateway Belper, Safeway Belper, Sainsbury Ashbourne- 01335 347601, Co-op Ashbourne,Sommerfield Ashbourne 01335 342645,Tesco Mickleover(do home deliveries), Morrisons Derby.Spa Shop Hulland Ward.

Furniture Makers

Nigel Griffiths Oak furniture, Grangemill- 01629 650720, Ram Furniture Crich- 01773 857092.

Galleries     

Victorian Gallery Ashbourne- 01335 348189, Ferrers Centre Staunton Harold (16 workshops), Derbyshire Craft Centre, Baslow- 01433 631231. Derek Top Gallery, Rowsley 01629 735580. The Bank Top Studio, Crowdicote 01298 836742. Ashbourne Contemporary Art Gallery 01335 346742.

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Gardens and Garden Centres

Stapley Water Gardens, Nantwich Cheshire- 01270 623868. Lea Rhodedendron Gardens, Nr Matlock 01629 534380. Fairways Garden Centre Ashbourne- 01335 347900. Dunge Valley Hidden Gardens, Kettleshulme-01637 733787. Biddulph Grange Gardens, Nr Stoke  01782 517999. Tissington Nursery, Nr Ashbourne- 01335 390650. Grange Craft Garden Centre, Mickleover 01332 514350. The Herb Garden, Pilsley- 01246 854268. Chatsworth Garden Centre, Beeley-01629 734004.

Go Karting

Swains Centre, Buxton-01298 71037

Golf

Brailsford Golf Course and Driving range , Brailsford-01335 360096. Clifton Golf Course, Clifton -01335 342078. Matlock Golf Club- 01629 582191. Leek Golf Club, Leek- 01538 384767. Allestree Golf Course, Derby- 01332 550616. Sinfin Golf Course, Derby- 01332 766462. Kedleston Park Golf Club,Quarndon- 01332 840035.Mickleover Golf Club, Derby-01332 513339. Morley Hayes Golf Club- 01332 780480. Strutt Club -indoor golf, Belper -01773 820088.

Glass Workshops

Derwent Crystal, Ashbourne- 01335 345219.

Gliding

Helicopter Flights

Pennine Helicopters- 01457 877833, 0161 7893030.

Heritage Centres

Wirksworth Heritage Centre- 01629 825225. Derby Heritage Centre-01332 299321.

Hill Walking

Perception- 01733 314924.

Historic Houses and Gardens

Chatsworth House nr Bakewell- 01246 582204. Haddon Hall nr Bakewell-01629 812855. Hardwick Old Hall nr Chesterfield- 01246 850431. Hardwick Hall- 01246 850430. Lyme Hall, Disley- 01457 853175. Sudbury Hall-01283 585305 . Calke Abbey Ticknall- 01283 734798.Tissington Hall- 01335 352200.Eyam Hall, Hope Valley-. Renishaw Hall -. Kedleston Hall- 01332 842191. Peveril Castle, Buxton-. Winster Market Hall-.Bolsover Castle- 01246 822844. The Herb Garden, Hardstoft- 01246 854268. Chesterfield Crooked Spire- 01246 345777. Stainsby Mill 01246 850430. Hardwick Inn- 01246 850245.

Horse Riding

Haddon Horse Riding Stables, Bakewell- 01629 813723, Ringer Villa Equestrian Centre-01246 810456. Spring Paddock Riding School, Charlesworth-01457 853175.Tissington Trekking Centre nr Ashbourne-01335 350276. Amber Hills Equestrian, Belper 01773 824080. BarleyFields Equestrian, Etwall- 01283 734798. Birchwood Riding Centre, Somercotes-01773 604305. Brimmington Equestrian Centre, Chesterfield-01246 235465. Buxton Riding School-01298 72319. Delowen Stud, Duffield- 01332 843622.Elvaston Castle Riding Centre- 01332 751927. Field Farm Riding Stables, Shipley- 01773 713164. Breaston Equestrian Centre- 01332 872934.

Hospitals

  Derby Royal Hospital 01332 340131.

Ice Skating

Nottingham Ice Rink- 01159 501938

Industrial Museums

Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Belper Mill- 01773 880474. Derby Industrial Museum, The Old Silk Mill- 01332 255308. Peak District Mining Museum- 01629 583834. The Arkwirght Society, Cromford Mill- 01629 824297.

Light Aircraft

Derby Aeroclub, Eggington- 01283 733803.

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Market Towns

Ashbourne- Thursday and Saturday. Bakewell- Monday. Chesterfield- Monday,Friday,Saturday. Matlock- Tuesday, Friday. Ripley-Friday, Saturday.Buxton- Tuesday,Saturday. Chapel en le Frith- Thursday. Glossop- Thursday, Friday, Saturday. New Mills- Friday, Saturday. Long Eaton- Friday, Saturday. Wirsworth- Tuesday.

Microlight Flights

Ram Air- 0797 4466923

Mill Centres

Cauldwells Flour Mill, Rowsley- 01629 734374, Belper Industrial Mill- , Cromford Mill-.

Mining Museums

Peak District Mining Museum-01629 583834 . National Stone Centre Wirksworth-01629 825403. Middleton Top Engine House, Wirksworth-.Magpie Mine Nr Bakewell-. Great Masson Cavern, Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath-. Good Luck Mine, Via Gellia nr Cromford-. Temple Mine-.

Miscellaneous

Crooked Spire, Chesterfield(St. Marys and all Saints)- 01246 206506. Derby Cathedral 01332 341201. Derby  County Football Club- 01332 202202. The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath, Cable Car rides -01629 582365. Shipley Country Park, Heanor- 01773 719961.Wind in the Willows Rowsley- .  Robin Hood Visitor Centre Nottingham-.

Museums

Derby Museum and Art Gallery- 01332 716659. The Revolution House, Old Whittington- 01246 345727. Pickfords House Museum, Derby- 01332 255363. Moira Furnace Museum, Moira- 01283 224667. Lea wood Pump House-. Bass Museum, Burton on Trent- 01283 511000. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery- 01298 24658. Chesterfield Museum-01246 345727. Eyam Museum, Hope Valley- 01433 631371. DH Lawrence House Museum- 01159 254891.  Newstead Abbey Museum, Nr Nottingham-  01623 455900. Museum of Nottingham Lace- 01159 846914. Costume Museum, Castlegate, Nottingham- 01159 153500. Nottingham Castle- Museum and Art Gallery-. Great Central Railway, Nottingham- 01159 405705. Galleries of Justice Nottingham- 01159 520535. Tramway Museum, Crich- 01773 853215. Midland Railway Museum, Ripley- 01773 570140. Peak Rail, Matlock- 01629 580381. Derwent Vally Industrial Museum, Belper- 01773 880474. Cauldwells Flour Mill, Rowsley- 01629 734374. Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath- 01629 583834. Middleton Top Engine House-. Cromford Mill – 01629 824297. Bakewell Old House Museum  - 01629 813642. Donnington Grand Prix Collection-  01332 811207. Red House Stables,Darley Dale- 01629 733583. Wirksworth  Heritage Centre – 01629 825225. Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood -01283 585337. Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke- 01782 319232. Spode Museum,Stoke- 01782 744011. Pottereis Museum, Hanley -01782 232323.

National Trust

Kedleston Hall- 01332 842191, Calke Abbey- 01332 863822. Hardwick Old Hall- 01246 850431. Lyme Hall, Disley- 01663 762023. Sudbury Hall- 01283 585337.Hardwick Hall- 01246 850430.

Paintball

Wild Park Leisure- 01335 360485

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Potteries

Rookes Pottery, Hartington- 01298 84650, Denby Pottery and Visitor Centre nr Ripley- 01773 740799. Royal Crown Derby- 01332 712841. Royal Doulton, Stoke on Trent- 01782 292434.Wedgewood Factory Shop, Stoke- 01782 316161. Wedgewood Visitor Centre-01782 204218. Staffordshire Enamels, Lomgton- 01782 596596. Royal Winton, Stoke- 01782 598811.Portmeirion Factory Shops- 01782 326412. Royal Staffordshire Tableware- 01782 834631. Minton- 01782 293121. Moorcroft- 01782 207943. Aynesley China- 01782 593536.

Post Offices

Co-op ,Ashbourne. Market Place Ashbourne. Co-op Belper. Spa Sop Hulland Ward.

Quad Bikes

Swains Centre, Buxton- 01298 71037. Wild Park Leisure 01335 360485.

Race Courses

Uttoxeter Race Course- .

Railway Centres

Midland Railway, Butterley 01773 570140. Peak Rail Matlock- 01629 580381.

Rollor Skating

Rollorworld, Derby- 01332 345828

Shopping Centres

McCarthur Glen Outlet Stores, Alfreton -01773 545000. Peak Village, Rowsley-01629 735826.

Swimming Pools , Sports Centres and Water Theme Parks

Waterworld Aqua Park, Stoke- 01782 283838. Ashbourne Leisure Centre- 01335 343712. Belper Leisure Centre- 01773 825285. Moor Lane Leisure and Sports centre, Derby- 01332 341736. Matlock Swimming Pool- 01629 582843.

Squash

Ashbourne Leisure Centre- 01335 343712, Belper Leisure Centre-01773 825285. Moorways Leisure Centre- 01332 363686. Queens Liesure Centre- 01332 716620.

Taxis

Ashbourne Taxis- 01335 324414. Greenway Cars- 01335 342964. Belper Cars- 01773 828384. Chads Cars 01332 280555. Dee Jay Taxis and Mini Bus -01629 822072.

Theatres

Buxton Opera House- 01298 72190. Theatre Royal Nottingham-01159 895555. Derby Playhouse- 01332 363275. Pomegranite Theatre Chesterfield. 01246 .Assembly Rooms, Derby- 01332 255800.

Theme Parks

Alton Towers, Cheadle , Gullivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath-01629 57100. Drayton Manor, Tamworth -01827 287979. Waterworld, Stoke- 01782 283838.

Tourist Information Centres 

Ashbourne -01335 343666. Bakewell- 01629 813227. Buxton- 01298 25106. Castleton - 01433 620679. Matlock- 01629 583388. Matlock Bath- 01629 55082.

Villages of Particular Interest

Tissington, Osmaston,Ashford in the Water, Hartington, Ilam, Hathersage, Eyam.

Vintage Coach Service- Chesterfield, Bolsover, Hardwick

01246 345777- advance bookings or conductor on the day.(1948 vintage Bedfrod bus)

Watersports

Carsington Water, canoeing, sailing, fishing – 01629 540478 . Perception 01733 314924.

Well Dressings

Tissington- May.  Kniveton-July.

Zoo’s and Open Farms

Bently Fields Open Farm, Alkmonton- 01335 330240. Blackbrook Zoological Park- 01538 308293. Fresh Fields Donkey Rescue- 01298 79775. Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire -01827 880250.

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