Destination guide

The natural setting of Derbyshire is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Derbyshire. Travellers especially like the shopping, sporting events and restaurants in this romantic and welcoming city. Beauchief Abbey and Newstead Abbey are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Derbyshire

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Derbyshire a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Gulliver's Kingdom (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Crich Tramway Village (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Peak District National Park Authority (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Ashbourne Golf Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Denby Pottery (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Derbyshire

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Derbyshire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Heights of Abraham (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lea Gardens (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Carsington Water (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Dovedale National Nature Reserve (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Derbyshire

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Nottingham (NQT), which is 26.6 mi (42.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Matlock Station, Matlock Bath Station and Cromford Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Derbyshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,348 holiday rentals near Derbyshire. From 1,142 Cottages to 1,142 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Derbyshire for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Derbyshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Derbyshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Buxton: 1,572 holiday rentals
  • Glossop: 611 holiday rentals
  • North East Derbyshire District: 1,136 holiday rentals
  • Cromford: 746 holiday rentals
  • Bakewell: 1,406 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Derbyshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Derbyshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Derbyshire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Buxton: 1,572 holiday homes
  • Glossop: 611 holiday homes
  • Cromford: 746 holiday homes
  • Bakewell: 1,406 holiday homes
  • Matlock: 1,300 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Derbyshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Derbyshire are:

  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 755 holiday houses
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA): 79 holiday houses
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA): 430 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Derbyshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Derbyshire. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Crescent: 1,689 holiday rentals
  • Hardwick Hall: 1,173 holiday rentals
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith Station: 1,850 holiday rentals
  • Hathersage Station: 1,583 holiday rentals
  • Buxton Station: 1,623 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derbyshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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