Hartington Distance: 3.5 miles from the Park. Set in the central section of the Dove Valley, this picturesque village set around a pretty duck pond is a gem. With farmland to its doorstep, the village is home to the famous The Old Cheese Shop, as well as tea rooms, cafés, pubs and shops and is also [...]


Tissington Distance: 5 miles from the Park. Whichever way you enter the Jacobean village of Tissington, you get a pleasant surprise. 
It’s as near to a rural idyll as you can get. An elegant avenue of lime trees leads to pretty cottages with broad wayside lawns on one side of the village and approaching from the other [...]


Brassington Distance: 7 miles from the Park. An attractive limestone village, set on a hillside with winding little streets, Brassington is in a remote corner of Derbyshire. The rough ground to the east, west and north of the village has the hillocks and hollows of hundreds of abandoned mines. There are many strange rock formations round the [...]


Ilam Distance: 8 miles from the Park. The picturesque English village of Ilam (pronounced eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold among spectacular hills, close to the famous Dovedale Gorge. It has Alpine-style cottages, a mansion and a winding river and is set against the soft green backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and tumbling pastures.


Ashford-In-The-Water Distance: 9 miles from the Park. Picturesque Ashford in the Water’s much-photographed medieval Sheepwash Bridge has been named by VisitEngland as the best location in the country to play Poohsticks. With its lovely limestone cottages and beautifully-tended gardens, it’s now hard to imagine that the village was once the centre of production for Ashford Black Marble.


Cromford Distance: 10 miles from the Park. Cromford is steeped in industrial history and often called the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Sir Richard Arkwright established a water-powered cotton spinning mill here in 1771. Set in a valley surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs, bordered by the River Derwent to the east and vast quarries to the [...]


Edensor Distance: 12 miles from the Park. Specially commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire, the custom-built village of Edensor (pronounced ‘Enza’) in Chatsworth Park features a delightful hotch-potch of traditional house designs, from mock Tudor to Swiss cottage. The 6th Duke decided to demolish the old estate village and rebuild it out of sight in the [...]


Eyam Distance: 15 miles from the Park. Eyam is one of the best-preserved villages in the vicinity; it went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was rife to prevent it spreading. As a result it is known as the ‘plague village’ the museum tells its fascinating story.  Eyam Moor is a fine area for walking, with [...]

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