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Derbyshire is blessed with many things – and one thing that the county isn't short of is tourist attractions. From the stunning stately homes of Chatsworth, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey to theme parks, museums, cable cars and even an aquarium, there is a lot to be discovered

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate complete with peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. The house and stables feature many abandoned areas, vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when many country houses did not survive to tell their story. There are plenty of things to do, including walks around the nature reserve and fun family activities in Squirt's Stable.

WHERE: Calke Abbey , Calke, DE73 7LE


Dovedale is a renowned beauty spot with stunning scenery and many walks. A dramatic limestone ravine, busy with wildlife and rare wild flowers Impressive rock outcrops, tranquil woodlands and of course the much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove.

WHERE: The Dovedale car park can be found in Ilam, near Ashbourne, DE6 2AY

Heights of Abraham

Since first opening its gates in the late 18th century, the Heights of Abraham has become one of the Peak District's most popular destinations. It is set within 60 acres of woodland and includes its famous cable cars, cavern tours, exhibitions, play areas and walking trails.

WHERE: Heights of Abraham , Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT

Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall, the country home of the Lords Vernon, offers 17th century craftsmanship with the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. Meanwhile the Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages, exploring the childhoods of years gone by.

WHERE : Sudbury Hall , Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT

Gulliver's Kingdom

Theme park Gulliver's Kingdom is specially designed for families and children aged between 2 and 13. It has a wide range of rides and attractions, from the Western World and pirates play area to the log flume and Drop Tower.

WHERE: Gulliver's Kingdom, Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PG

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth is one of the treasure houses of England, with fine furniture, sculpture, tapestry, paintings and other works of art. Set in beautiful surroundings, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, it attracts admiring visitors from all over the world. Laid out by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 1760s, the 1,000-acre park is mostly open to the public free of charge throughout the year. The grass is grazed by sheep and cattle and a large herd of deer, which can usually be seen as you walk through the park. Whether you want to admire the splendour of the house, explore the garden, meet the animals in the farmyard or enjoy afternoon tea and shopping in the stables, there's something for everybody at Chatsworth.

WHERE:Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire - (Image: Derby Telegraph)

Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort has been a world-renowned haven of fun and adventure for almost 200 years! Despite what you may think, the castle-like structure in the heart of the theme park isn't fake and isn't a castle - It's 100% authentic and was once the stately home of a wealthy family. If you're interested in the history of the original site of Alton Towers, click the link below for our Heritage page.

WHERE: Alton Towers Resort, Farley Lane, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

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