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December events

The Best of Grohl - Real Time, Chesterfield

The Best of Grohl is the ultimate rock show dedicated to the legendary rock icon Dave Grohl. This four-piece powerhouse..... See more >
13 Marsden St, Chesterfield S40 1JY
Fri 13 Dec

Things to do around Derbyshire

If you're planning a day out in Derbyshire, this charming county in South East England offers a wealth of activities for all ages. From historic sites to outdoor adventures, here are some delightful options:

1. Trace along winding Winnats Pass:
- Cutting through the green valleys of the Peak District National Park, the steep Winnats Pass is perfect for racing cyclists and adventurous trekkers. Explore numerous footpaths that offer different angles of this stunning pass. At its end, discover four tourist caves, with Speedwell Cavern being the most unusual. Descend over 100 steps to reach the flooded miners' tunnel and tour around impressive displays of fluorspar, stalactites, and stalagmites. Look out for the mysterious "bottomless pit" and other natural vertical shafts that seem like portals into other worlds.

2. Explore Poole’s Cavern:
- As far as underground adventures go, Poole’s Cavern is among the most fascinating things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Nature has worked its magic over millions of years to produce vast limestone caverns, each adorned with crystal formations jutting from the walls. Take a guided tour through the "rooms" and learn about the caverns' extensive history. Don't miss the adjacent Buxton Country Park for woodland treks, zip wires, and aerial walkways.

3. Nibble at an original Bakewell Pudding:
- Have you ever had food so good that it's immortalized by name? The original Bakewell Pudding is one such delight. Visit the charming village of Bakewell and indulge in this sweet treat. Explore the picturesque streets, visit the historic Bakewell Old House Museum, and enjoy the view from the medieval Bakewell Bridge.

4. Visit the generational Renishaw Hall:
- Renishaw Hall, near Sheffield, is a historic country house with beautiful gardens. Explore the Italianate gardens, woodland walks, and the impressive hall itself. Don't miss the Sculpture Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of contemporary art. It's a delightful blend of history, art, and natural beauty.

5. Celebrate the arts at Buxton International Festival:
- Buxton hosts an annual International Festival, celebrating music, opera, literature, and more. Enjoy performances in the stunning Buxton Opera House, explore the town's architecture, and immerse yourself in cultural events. It's a unique experience in the heart of the Peak District.

Remember, Derbyshire's mix of natural wonders, historic landmarks, and cultural events promises an unforgettable day out!