We are located in the beautful county of Derbyshire. Home to the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales.
Derbyshire is located in the East Midlands and is generally regarded as being in the center of the UK. One if the villages, (Coton in the Elms) houses Church Flatts Farm which is cited as being further away from the sea than any other point in the UK. Derbyshire is one the the UK’s most popular destinations for travellers and visitors, as it has a unique blend of stunning scenery, idyllic locations, and plenty of excitement too for those seeking outdoor activities
Derbyshire was undoubtedly setted in prehistoric times, limestone caves discovered in the Creswell Crags were used by prehistoric man as communities appeared along the banks of Derbyshires main river – The River Derwent. The presence of many burial sites and burrows, stone circles and other clues point to a prominent bronze age presence. It is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge, straddling the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. and has cave art 10,0000 years older than the pyramids!
The Romans were seen in the first and second centuries, closely followed after their disappearance by the Saxons, who created a settlement now known as Markeaton. From that point onwards, communities and towns flourished in much the same way as the rest of the UK. The only significant change was in the 18th century, when the industrial revolution saw many factories appearing, along with a large mining industry, and communities and towns built around it such as Swadlincote, Wirksworth and many others. Derwent valley Mills has been designated a World Heritage Site
Today, around 1million people are thought to live in Derbyshire (according to current government census figures) and this figure is growing by around 3% every ten years, which is slightly higher than the national average percentage of around 2.7%. However, the population density is currently around 2.9 people per hectare, which is lower than the majority of england (primarily due to the peak district being so sparsely populated).
With the mining industry now in decline, much of Derbyshires revenue is from tourism. With its numerous attractions, stunning scenery, and idyllic locations, Derbyshire is a popular place to take a break or a holiday.
Places to visit in Derbyshire
Bordered by West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Leicestershire, Derbyshire is home to some of the UK’s finest attractions and scenery. The Peak District occupies much of Derbyshire, and attracts visitors by the thousands. There are also numerous stately homes and important historic building such as Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall, Calke Abbey and many more. Visitors who fancy something a little more exciting or adrenaline filled can opt for any of the activities which are available to them in the Peak District and The Derbyshire Dales. These include Hang Gliding and Paragliding, Canoeing, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Hiking and Walking, Archery, Go Karting, swinging through the trees at Go- Ape, and much much more. Alton Towers, although strictly speaking not in Derbyshire (!) is very close to the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and within easy reach.