If you're after stunning countryside, charming rural villages and family fun, Derbyshire is place for you. Situated in the middle of the country, with the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain within the county, you soon realise there's so much more to a good retreat than the coastline. Book one of our hotels in Derbyshire to be in the best position to explore the Peak District. Here you'll discover history spanning more than 200,000 years. Bonus points given if you have an encounter with a dinosaur. This is highly likely.
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Book a hotel in Derbyshire and you're in the perfect position to take in the mighty Peak District. Our Pick of the Peaks: If you're a walker or birdwatcher, head to Dovedale. It's one of the most visited places within the Peaks, but for good reason. The walks give you dazzling panoramas and you may be lucky enough to see wild birds of prey. Lucky you again - it's only 6.9 miles from our Ashbourne Hotel. More into history? Head to Arbor Low Stone Circle, a rock formation that dates back to the Bronze Age. If you've got kids, why not go for a scenic cable car ride on The Heights of Abraham? At the top, there's a park, exhibits and caves to explore, and our Alfreton Hotel is a quick 25-minute drive away.
Things to do in Derbyshire
Just when you've had enough of the Peak District, there's plenty more on offer. Take a trip to Chatsworth House, home to Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. There's over 30 rooms, and kids will love it because there's a farmyard and playground on site. When you're done, you're a half-hour's drive from our Chesterfield Hotel. For something different, head to Matlock. It's a quaint, riverside town and only 8.3 miles from our Alfreton Hotel. Super-active families, it's amusement park Gulliver's Kingdom for you, or visit the model village and have a go on the waterslide in Dinosaur Kingdom.