Situated in the East Midlands of England about 130 miles outside of London, Derbyshire is a stunning county filled with nature, history and delicious food. With a population of around 1 million people across the 2,625 square kilometres it encompasses, this is a great place to visit.
Much of the county lies within the Peak District National Park, a huge natural reserve that is home to a wide range of natural British wildlife. The National Trust Derbyshire is responsible for keeping a large portion of the park fresh and ready for visitors, as well as caring for other attractions within the county. These include Chatsworth House, a stunning country estate in the Peak District, Hardwick Castle, an Elizabethan stately home, Kedleston Hall, an 18th-century mansion and much more. If all that historical exploration has you feeling peckish, look no further than the Peak District Farmers Market. Treat yourself to a traditional Bakewell Pudding or a Derbyshire oatcake. If you don’t have a sweet tooth there are plenty of gastropubs in the area that serve hearty meals, or you can have a spot of afternoon tea in one of the elegant cafés.
If it's raining, why not head to the town of Derby. Check out the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Derby Cathedral or the Pickford House Museum. The Derbyshire Wayfarer travel card is an excellent resource that helps visitors travel around the county by public transport for a discounted price. It’s a great way to get out there and explore what secret gems Derbyshire has to discover.