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Destination guide

Explore Derbyshire's dramatic Peak District

Without a doubt, the biggest draw to Derbyshire is its impressive Peak District, a national park characterized by the craggy hilltops of the Pennines and the wild moorland. It's best visited in the summer, when the walking trails and equestrian bridleways get bathed in glorious sunshine. Further south, the landscape might not be as evocative, but its rolling green meadows are scenic nonetheless. If you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental here, you can peel back the layers of Britain's past at the elegant Elizabethan estates, complete with manicured English gardens and ancient castles. So, sold on a vacation to Derbyshire?

Things to do

Delve into Britain's past in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is bursting at the seams with attractions, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most notable is the 19th-century Arkwright's Mill, which was the first place to spin cotton using water power and the start of what would become the Industrial Revolution. The county is littered with stately homes, like Chatsworth House which has been in the Cavendish family since the 16th century, or the elegant Elizabethan Hardwick Hall. Even older buildings dot the Derbyshire countryside, like Peveril Castle which was built almost 1,000 years ago.

Activities

Great hiking in Derbyshire

If you're coming for the great outdoors, it doesn't get any better than the Peak District. The pretty Derbyshire vacation rentals around the craggy hills and moors in this national park ideally place you for rambling the footpaths or mountain biking. Horseback riders can let loose on the scenic bridleways, while extreme sports nuts can go climbing up challenging cliff faces or bouldering along Stanage Edge. If you don't mind the hit to your bank balance, a pleasure flight is one of the most exciting ways to take in the Derbyshire countryside and Peak District.

Weather

Experience all 4 seasons in 1 day in Derbyshire

The weather is Britain is famously changeable and Derbyshire is no exception. You can easily experience all 4 seasons whatever time of year you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental. That said, the summertime sees your best chances of fine climes and you'll often get days between July and August that reach the high 70s. It's the busy season, so if you're looking to save a few dollars, you could pick up a rental in late spring or early fall, when the temperature can still be warm and the prices drop off considerably.

Natural features

Look out for British wildlife in Derbyshire

You can experience some Britain's most rugged landscapes of sweeping dales and woodland when you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental. On the face of it, there doesn't look to be much in the way of wildlife, but if you dig around a little there's plenty to be found, like deer up on the moorland. A pair of binoculars comes in handy when you're looking out for birds of prey. The rivers also teem with life like otters, which scamper around in the waters and contend with kingfishers to catch fish, or herons which wade around in the shallows.

How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Derbyshire?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,986 vacation rentals around Derbyshire. From 1,233 cottage rentals to 1,558 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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