Spa town at the heart of the Peak District, blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a wealth of shops and a thriving arts scene. There is a splendid Crescent, ornamental gardens, an Opera House and the largest unsupported dome in the country, the Devonshire Dome, which at over 150ft in diameter is larger than eve that of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
The county town of Derbyshire, a former spa town situated on the River Derwent. The modern town is divided neatly in two; the main town radiates out from the river crossing opposite the railway station and Matlock Bath spreads out along the gorge to the south. The town has a full range of shops and facilities and the Grand Pavilion at Matlock Bath houses the Peak District Lead Mining Museum and has recently been purchased by the community after years of neglect.
Synonymous with the famous dessert, Bakewell is also a vibrant rural community with a well-known Monday market.
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house contains one of the most important private art collections in Britain, with works spanning 4,000 years. With 30 rooms to explore and over 105 acres of landscaped gardens, there is something to discover at every turn.
Thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District, combines a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore and the wide, elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.