Destination guide

The natural setting of Derbyshire is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Derbyshire. Travelers 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-sees 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Derbyshire a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation to and around Derbyshire

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city center. 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 around Derbyshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,219 holiday lettings near Derbyshire. From 1,140 Cottages to 1,140 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Derbyshire 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:

  • Bakewell: 1,356 holiday homes
  • Hope Valley: 1,128 holiday homes
  • Belper: 695 holiday homes
  • Edale: 513 holiday homes
  • Ashford in the Water: 997 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Derbyshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bakewell: 1,356 holiday lettings
  • Hope Valley: 1,128 holiday lettings
  • Belper: 695 holiday lettings
  • Edale: 513 holiday lettings
  • Ashford in the Water: 997 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Derbyshire are:

  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 799 self catering accommodations
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA): 88 self catering accommodations
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA): 416 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Derbyshire?

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

  • Derby Midland Station: 846 holiday rentals
  • Tideswell School of Food: 1,690 holiday rentals
  • Dove Holes Station: 1,755 holiday rentals
  • Dronfield Station: 1,333 holiday rentals
  • Willington Station: 708 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 accommodations.

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