East Midlands Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit and explore throughout the East Midlands


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pretty Peak District town, home to the famous Bakewell Pudding and surrounded by stately homes and walking trails

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  • spa town
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attractive Derbyshire spa town, known for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, good Peak District touring base

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  • national park
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  • cycling
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  • nature
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  • walking
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  • wildlife

a stunning village set in the heart of the White Peak District and well placed for touring the area

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  • local history
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  • sport
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  • football

the Derby Silk Mill museum of industry lies in the Derwent Valley. West of the river are the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, home to Joseph Wright paintings, and the Gothic Derby Cathedral

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  • TV

the nearby Belvoir Castle has been used in many film and TV productions and with museums, theatre and a lively multi cultural ambiance

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  • historic city
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  • cathedral/abbey
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  • historic buildings
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  • museums
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  • architecture
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  • history

2000 years of history to explore, from its Roman origins, through medieval Britain with the building of the magnificent cathedral, to 21st Century engineering innovation

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  • independent shops
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  • boats

a charming market town full of history, culture, delicious food and independent retailers

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  • needlecraft

known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era and once the centre of the world’s lace industry