11 of the best places to visit in Derby

1 Chatsworth house and grounds.
Must be the best kept stately houses in the country. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Well worth a visit when in Derby.

2 Dovedale with its ever-popular stepping stones.
A well known beauty spot on the river Dove and owned by the National Trust.

Free to visit and fun and accessible to everyone. Good parking and home made ice cream available too.

3 Matlock Bath.
Often described as like being at the seaside, but without the sea. There are river walks, cable cars and the Heights of Abraham to discover.
Always a great day out.

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4 Calke Abbey
Located near Tickall in Derbyshire. Originally and Augustinian priory dating from 12th Century.
A National Trust Building

5 Crich Tramway Museum.
Located at Crich within the Tramway Village, which contains an old style sweet shop, cafe, pub and tram depot.

6 Hardwick Hall
A beautiful and architecturally significant country house in an Elizabethan style.

7 Kedleston Hall
Another National Trust English Country house of note.

8 Haddon Hall
The Duke of Rutland’s stately home, which includes a grand Tudor hall and fine Elizabethan gardens.

9 Midland Railway Centre
A heritage railway near Ripley in Derbyshire, which includes a fabulous train ride.

10 Speedwell Cavern
One of four show caves in Castleton in Deerbyshire.

11 Sudbury Hall
A fine restoration grade 1 listed building in Sudbury, Derbyshire, which houses the National Trust Museum of Childhood.

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