Posts Tagged ‘ Derbyshire ’

The East Midlands “Grand Tour”

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

A contemporary Grand Tour has been created but this time it takes in just galleries, museums and a stately home across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Chesterfield’s market heritage

Jul 25th, 2014 | By

Mention Chesterfield in Derbyshire to people and the famed crooked spire is what will probably come to mind.

Meet Meryl the caver this weekend

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By

Underneath the picturesque woodland on top of Alderley Edge, lies a huge network of abandoned copper mines. Over 20 miles of tunnels run through the sandstone outcrop. And this weekend you – and your dog – can visit them.

No lanes, no chlorine, just the great outdoors

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

It’s official, England has gone wild swimming crazy. From TV shows and books to charity competitions, it seems we can’t get enough of outdoor swimming spots

Austen’s England

Dec 28th, 2012 | By

January 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, the most popular novel from one of England’s best loved authors, Jane Austen

See in 2013 in style

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

From fireworks to banquets and from old Norse traditions to power kiting, VisitEngland rounds up some of the top activities for New Year’s Eve

England’s hottest new trend: literatours

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

VisitEngland looks at the growing trend for literature lovers to travel the nation in search for their favourite authors’ home towns and the places where they drew their inspiration from to create their bestselling novels and plays

Visit the tropical seas of Derbyshire

Apr 7th, 2011 | By

I kid you not!

A few weeks ago, I took a trip back in time: 330 million years ago, during the Lower Carboniferous – Britain was located just south of the equator and Derbyshire was a series of tropical seas, crisscrossed by deep water gulfs, shallow lagoons with fringing and patch reefs.