Derbyshire is a county in the English Midlands part of the United Kingdom.

Cities, towns and villages

Map of Derbyshire




Other destinations


The varied landscape of Derbyshire makes it an attractive destination for sightseers, particularly hikers. The south is a low level sandstone valley dominated by the river Trent basin while the north and central west of the county is classic limestone hills and valleys. The high level include moorland dotted with gritstone and basalt outcrops while the lower area are rolling hills and deep valleys with small picturesque villages that a hobbit would feel at home in. The eastern part of the county consists of a rural and urban landscape influence by its industrial, mainly coal mining, past.

Derbyshire also has many historical attractions from stately homes to early indusial heritage building.


Derby people do have a noticeable accent but this is easily understood. You may be greeted by Ey Up Mi Duck, do not be concerned it is not an insult but a friendly greeting.

Get in

By train

By plane

By car

The M1 from London and Leeds runs along the eastern edge of Derbyshire while the A6 crosses from north west to south east of the county.

By bus

Coach services are operated by National Express to Derby from around the country. Trent Barton connects the Derby to Chesterfield and Nottingham at very regular intervals on weekdays and weekends. The 'Transpeak' bus service by High Peak connects Derby with the Peak District and Manchester.

Get around

By bus

By train



Country houses

Other historic buildings


Heritage of transport




There are many great country inns serving English pub food making exploring the villages very rewarding.

The tea rooms serve some excellent cakes. Cream tea (scones, clotted cream and jam) makes a pleasant afternoon break, but also look out for locally made Bakewell pudding and Bakewell tarts.

Also do not miss checking out the local Fish & Chips takeaways, not just for fish and fries but also for the steak and kidney pies, chicken and mushroom, battered sausages and mushy peas.

The city of Derby also has some excellent Indian restaurants.


The county has a large number of pubs in the towns and in the country serving numerous brands of real ale.

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