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Derbyshire is an increasingly popular destination for taking holidays in the UK. The area is full of great destination and attractions with a Peak District Holiday a particular favorite amongst those who visit Derbyshire. There are a number of distinct areas in Derbyshire all with there own attractions and charms. Here is our guide to some of those beautiful and distinct areas.


The Northern Peaks

The Peak District north of Bakewell is a beautiful area with its river valleys and green rolling hills that gently rise up to Kinder Plateau’s high moorland. There are a number of pretty picture post card villages in the area such as Gt. Longstone, Ashford-in-the-Water and Taddington. Popular towns in the area include Castleton famed for its ancient Norman Castle and show caves such as Devil’s Arse and Blue John and the town of Tisdeswell which is centered around its church which is often referred to as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’.


The Derwent Valley

The Derwent Valley is one of the most popular areas in the whole of Derbyshire thanks to its beauty, attractions and villages like Youlgreave, Monyash and Winster. The town of Bakewell, home of the Bakewell Tart, is a popular destination amongst tourist as is the famous Chatsworth House, one of the most popular stately homes in England.


The Western Dales

The Western Dales feature popular tourist towns such as Buxton and Ashbourne and villages like Alstonefield, Hartington and Crowecote. There are a number of walking routes throughout the area which will take you too many of these pretty towns and villages and through the beautiful countryside along the way.

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The Peak District Fringes

The Peak District Fringes are one of the regions best kept secrets. The area is usually much quieter than other parts of Derbyshire and the Peak District as it is off the tourist trail, yet it offers stunning countryside and a number of great tourist attractions. Some of the most popular towns in the fringes include Chesterfield with its market square and Bolsover with its fascinating castle. There are a number of great things to see and do in the area from sailing to cycling and great theme parks including Alton Towers regarded as the best theme park in the country.


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