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Places to Visit in Derbyshire, England.



Haddon Hall, Bakewell Derbyshire

The county of Derbyshire lies just north of the Midlands and is officially a part of ĎThe Heart of Englandí. Travel north and you will enter Yorkshire - Englandís largest county or to the east historic Nottinghamshire. The county is also handily placed for visiting Englands second and third Cities, Birmingham and Manchester respectively. With the Peak District (reputedly Englandís last wilderness) Derbyshire has been called the backbone of the country. Steep sided valleys, rocky crags and peatlands adorn the landscape here and a provide a fabulous backdrop to the many grand historic houses across the county. This is a county of contrasts with the elegant Spa town of Buxton to the beautifully set market town of Bakewell and the dramatic and picturesque town of Matlock Bath. There are many magnificent historic houses, castles and gardens worth visiting most of which you will find within this county section including Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, Kedleston Hall and Elvaston castle to mention just a few. There are also a plethora of country house and town house hotels all brimming with character where you can rest your weary legs after a tiring day's exploration.

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