Places to Visit in Derbyshire

Home to elegant residences, natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife, Derbyshire is the perfect location for a motorhome holiday. Take long, leisurely walks through lush green valleys or set up camp in beautifully enclosing woodlands. Delve into the great outdoors as you enjoy all the count has to offer.

Derbyshire is home to the Peak District – loved by many for its breath-taking views, buzzing market towns and quaint villages. Enjoy high moorland plateaus in the north, or deep dales and rolling green hills in the south – wherever you choose to go within the Peak District, it is a walker’s paradise. Head to Winnats Pass, meander along the steep-sided valley as you take in the awe-inspiring site of its limestone ridges. Take your motorhome to a campsite in Poolsbrook Country Park and explore the surrounding 165-acres of woodlands, meadows and lakes.

Bring your binoculars and head to Darley Park in Derby to watch kingfishers, shrews, otters, and an abundance of other wildlife. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you enjoy the park’s delightful butterfly garden or relax with a picnic by the Derwent riverside. Admire the park’s Hydrangea collection – the largest in Britain and third largest in the world. Or delve into the park’s woodland areas, with wide expanses of wildflower meadows. In the summer, check out the largest free open-air concert in Europe, which is hosted in the park and ends with a spectacular firework display.

Discover the rich mining and pottery heritage in Swadlincote as you wander through its quiet streets. Visit stately homes like Chatsworth House and discover over 4,000 years’ worth of quality artwork – from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculptures, to outstanding modern day artists like Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash. Head to Bakewell, the home of the bakewell tart, to savour these scrumptious puddings. When you’re satisfied, browse the town’s market stalls or spend an afternoon taking in the beautiful sights of mellow stone buildings, the medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards that make Bakewell a haven for painters and photographers alike.

A sunset over Winnats Pass
Winnats Pass
An aerial view of the Peak District
Peak District
Flowers blooming in Darley Park
A road hit by sunlight getting lost in the distance

What to do in Derbyshire With Your Motorhome