Derbyshire is famous for the Peak District National Park, staggeringly grand country estates, and terrific shopping. It's geographically central making it convenient to reach from anywhere in the UK. You don't have to go far to feel removed from the rush and stress of your daily life, so if a day hiking the hills sounds too strenuous, make your way to Britain's oldest public park: the Arboretum in Derby.
A visit to Chatsworth House is a treat for all the senses, and if stately homes are your thing, there are also Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle in Chesterfield to enjoy. Bakewell, Buxton, and Ashbourne are just three of many bustling market towns which are a must to visit. The latter is an especially good base if you plan on visiting Alton Towers theme park.
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