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Highlights in Derbyshire
- England’s most popular national park and opulence
- Shopping and dining in Derby
- Delicious Bakewell tart
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Derbyshire
Derbyshire combines the very best of the British countryside with thriving and beautiful cities and towns. To the north, find a holiday rental in England’s most popular national park, the Peak District, where it is at its wildest and best. To the west, lettings await you in Buxton, renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, and in the south of the county is its capital city – Derby – which is packed with history and fantastic pubs!Holiday rentals overlooking the sparkling med
Derbyshire boasts a wide range of holiday rentals. Choose a letting overlooking the atmospheric moorlands of the Peak District, with a garden brimming with prismatic flowers, or opt for a rental in a traditional stone building in the centre of one of Derbyshire’s many gorgeous towns, such as the spar town Buxton or the impossibly quaint town of Tissington.
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Derbyshire is home to the Peak District National Park with cragged hills, sweeping dales, and swathes of thickset woodland. Walk the moors and hills of the Peak District then pay a visit to the market towns of Bakewell and Buxton to try the delicious tart and mineral water, pure as the driven snow. Next, make a pitstop at Chatsworth House, the setting for Pride & Prejudice. For a city break, head for Derby and climb up the stairs to its cathedral tower or explore its museums that on the city’s roles in the Industrial Revolution.Derbyshire’s capital city
Situated in the south of the county, Derby is a great place for a cultural break and an ideal base to explore the delights of the nearby Peak District. For shoppers and diners, the city has everything from designer and mainstream shopping and mouth-watering international cuisine to live entertainment and real ale pubs. Culture buffs are guaranteed a fine afternoon at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, home to a fascinating and diverse range of internationally important collections.
Travellers and activities
From castles and amusement parks to show caves and heritage railways, there are so many great days out for families in Derbyshire. At Gulliver's Kingdom, sixty rides, attractions, shows and experiences await you and your children. The park is aged at younger children up to the age of 12. At Poole’s cavern, guides take you around vast limestone caverns and show you the spectacular LED-lit crystal stalactites that have lined the giant chambers over millions of years. At Midland Railway, heritage train rides transport you to a bygone era, with narrow gauge, miniature and model railways that your children will simply love!Derbyshire for hikers
The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire is one of Britain's most iconic landscapes, where lush, green hills, moors and mountains, idyllic rivers and deep gorges await the intrepid hiker. Don’t miss the Dragon’s Back range, a line of pinnacles that resemble the plates along the spine of a stegosaurus dinosaur. Take this exhilarating 10-kilometre walk which includes seven short, steep climbs to each summit. Start from Chrome Hill in Peak District National Park.
Derby is home to the first factory in the world, a silk mill opened in 1717!
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Chatsworth is set in the heart of the Peak District. This historic house brings you its fascinating stories and one of Europe's most significant art collections. Its wonderful garden house water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers, all set in Britain's most stunning country estate.2. Discover the Blue John Caverns
These limestone caverns produce a semi-precious stone consisting of vibrant yellow and blue crystalline bands, one of the scarcest minerals in the world found only in two caves in the entire world. Visitors can wander the rippling stone formations and stalagmites in a truly unique exploration experience.3. Visit Royal Crown Derby and go on its factory tour
This popular English fine bone china is made in Derby, and the factory tour aims to show "how artisans create the beautiful pieces that are cherished throughout the world", and it provides an insight into the traditions, history, and skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so unique.4. Tuck into a famous Bakewell Pudding
This world-famous and resoundingly delicious pudding comes from the historic town of Bakewell in Derbyshire. Work up an appetite before you tuck on with a stroll around the mellow stone buildings, medieval stone bridges and quaint courtyards that ordain this town.5. Soar high to the Heights of Abraham
The Heights of Abraham cable car takes you up to 1,000 feet, where a great afternoon of family fun awaits you, with children's play areas, two caves to visit, two cafes, a Punch & Judy show, and picnic areas with spectacular views over the Derbyshire countryside. In short, a great day's entertainment!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Derbyshire
With an average price of £148.42 per night, Derbyshire lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Derbyshire in March, January, and February which are the months that offer the most discounts, with average prices of £118.86, £124.59, and £124.84 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
Following the data observed in 2020, the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of October (£194.61), August (£161.14), and November (£160.95).
When going on holiday to Derbyshire, it is necessary to think ahead, as 74% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The accommodations in Derbyshire reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 3.2%. The second most requested month is September, with 3.75%, and the third is October with 13.8%.
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