Destination guide

The natural setting of Derbyshire is ready to explore

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

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport to and around Derbyshire

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre. 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 holiday accommodation are available around Derbyshire?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,275 holiday rentals around Derbyshire. From 1,563 Cottages to 1,563 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Derbyshire is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Matlock: 1,204 holiday rentals
  • Buxton: 1,488 holiday rentals
  • Bakewell: 1,304 holiday rentals
  • Hathersage: 621 holiday rentals
  • Hope Valley: 1,141 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Derbyshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Matlock: 1,204 holiday homes
  • Buxton: 1,488 holiday homes
  • Bakewell: 1,304 holiday homes
  • Hathersage: 621 holiday homes
  • Hope Valley: 1,141 holiday homes

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 holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Derbyshire are:

  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 905 holiday houses
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA): 82 holiday houses
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX): 763 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Derbyshire?

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

  • Treak Cliff Cavern: 1,582 holiday rentals
  • Hathersage Station: 1,520 holiday rentals
  • Peak District National Park Authority: 1,704 holiday rentals
  • The Crescent: 1,606 holiday rentals
  • Alfreton Golf Club: 1,205 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derbyshire listed on Stayz 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 homes.

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