We are big fans of Derbyshire. From the stunning green valleys and craggy heights of the Peak District to the quaint stone villages of Bakewell and Buxton, the county offers beautiful scenery, quirky towns and more fresh air than you could shake a stick at. Romantics can amble between rivers and dales, and into unspoilt countryside with wild deer and flowers. Step under ancient oak trees at Calke Abbey, with its grand historic house; head to the caves near Mam Tor and see the home of Blue John Stone; or take a leisurely cycle around Carsington Water. You can check out live concerts and theatre at Derby Assembly Rooms or the Buxton Opera House – a venue with real character.