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Alfreton
Ashbourne
Ashford In The Water
Bakewell
Bamford
Barlow
Baslow
Belper
Birch Vale
Birchover
Bolsover
Bonsall
Burton Upon Trent
Buxton
Castle Donington
Castleton
Chapel En Le Frith
Charlesworth
Chesterfield
Chinley
Crich
Cromford
Derby
Dronfield
East Midlands Airport
Edale
Etwall
Eyam
Glossop
Grindleford
Hathersage
Hayfield
Heanor
Higham
Hope Valley
Hyde
Ilkeston
Kegworth
Long Eaton
Matlock
Matlock Bath
Melbourne
Morley
New Mills
Overseal
Repton
Ripley
Rowsley
Shardlow
Shottle
South Normanton
Swadlincote
Tibshelf
Tideswell
Tissington
Wirksworth
Youlgrave

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County Town: Derby
Population: 947,300
Area: 1015 Sq miles 2629 Sq k
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Food Legends:Bakewell Tart
Sage Derby
Dovedale Cheese
Folk Customs:
Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football
Derbyshire Well Dressing
Roping Out Wedding Custom
Haunted Britain:
Castletonís Slaughtered Sweethearts
Drowned in Derby Gaol
Spooky Spinsters of Swarkestone Bridge
Cultural Britain:
DH Lawrence Country
Lore & legend:
Chesterfieldís Crooked Spire
Natural Britain:
Blue John Cavern
Carsington Water
Derbyshire Dales
Erewash Valley
High Peak
Hope Valley
National Forest
Pooles Cavern
River Trent
The Pennines

Events

January
Craft Fair and Market
Lecture Lunches

February
Half Term Family Fun Days
Shrovetide Football

March
Calke Abbey Walk
Hearts Walk
Spring Charity Ball

April
BASC Gamekeepers Fair
BLUEBELL FORTNIGHT
Easter Monday Market & Table Top Sale
GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY
Good Taste Food and Drink Festival

May
Acoustic Festival of Britain
Bakewell Showground Spectacular
Calke Abbey Craft Show
Chatsworth Horse Trials
Chesterfield May Day Gala
Chesterfield Spring Bank Holiday Market
Cirque du Temps
Crooked Spire Church Open Day
Folk Weekend
Garland Day
Off the Tracks Festival
Ogston Reservoir Open Day
SPRING CRAFT FAIR
The official BTBWC Hen racing Championship
The Peak District's Historic Border Country Walking Festival

June
Belper Steam & Vintage Event
Celebrating Cromford Weekend Festival
Chesterfield Day of Dance
Chesterfield Pools Brook Fireworks
Derby Cathedral Annual Bellringerís Open Day
Derbyshire County Show
Download Donington Festival
RENISHAW'S WARTIME WEEKEND
White Peak Challenge Bike Ride

July
Ambergate Carnival
Annual Great Dome Art Fair
Ashbourne Highland Gathering
Buxton International Arts Festival
Charlesworth Carnival
Chesterfield Carnival
Chesterfield Medieval Market
Gardeners' Plant Fair
Lancashire & Yorkshire Day
Northern Green Gathering

August
'Crooked Spire' Church Open Day
Ashbourne Show
Bakewell Show
Bloodstock
Chesterfield August Bank Holiday Market
Chesterfield Evening Fireworks
GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY
Plague Sunday Service
Plant Fair
The Dronfield Charity Music Festival
Transport Extravagana

September
Catton Park Large Model Airshow
Chatsworth Country Fair
Chesterfield Well Dressing
Crafts & Gift Fair
Crafts & Gift Fair
Green Peaks Festival
Hartington Food and Folk Festival
Heritage Open Days
Off The Tracks

October
British Heart Bike Ride Dark Peak Challenge
British Heart Foundation Derby Bike Ride
Crafts & Gift Fair
Cromford Apple Day

November
Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend
Chesterfield Fireworks Display
Crafts & Gift Fair
Dovedale Dash
High Peak Trail Winter Challenge Hike
Santa Special Boat Trips
Switch-on of Chesterfield Christmas Lights

December
Bonnie Prince Charlie Commemoration
Christmas at Eyam Hall
Christmas fun at Gulliverís Kingdom
Christmas Winter Wonderland
Crafts & Gift Fair
Evening nativities in the Farmyard
Santa Special Boat Trips

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Derbyshire is situated in the north midlands of England, bordered in the north-west by Cheshire , in the north by Yorkshire, in the east by Nottinghamshire , in the south by Leicestershire , in the west by Staffordshire . It measures about 52 miles from north to south, and for most of that length is only about 20 miles from east to west, in an area of approximately 2631 sq km (1016 sq miles).

Derby is by far the largest town in the county. Other towns of some importance are Alfreton , Ashbourne , Bakewell , Belper , Buxton , Chesterfield , Glossop, Heanor, Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Matlock .

Derbyshire is a brilliant place to live, work, play and visit. Its towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers, offer beautiful scenery, and a rich variety of customs that date back from time immemorial. In Derbyshire you find large country houses, like Chatsworth , Kedleston and Haddon , towns and villages associated with famous people or rare minerals, and crystal clear rivers and streams running through its valleys and dales.

Derbyshire caters for nearly every kind of sport, from rock climbing and pot holing to fly fishing and canoeing on waters surrounded by beautiful scenery.

The towns and villages are often quite isolated and built of the abundant native stone. Here also, there are many more stone built reminders of the ancient past, including the many burial mounds or `lows` which crown so many hills in Derbyshire. Prehistoric monuments also remain such as the magnificent Arbor Low stone circle and henge near Parsley Hay and the Nine Ladies stone circle on Stanton Moor.

The hedgerows and arable fields which typify the Midlands, once you have passed Ashbourne, give way to mile after mile of drystone walls criss-crossing stoney pastures, where pastoral farming of sheep and cattle predominates.

Derbyshire today is perhaps best known for the Peak District National Park, the first to be designated in Britain, in 1951, in recognition of its outstanding and largely unspoilt scenery. It covers 555 square miles of the north of the county, taking in the limestone plateau and dales of the White Peak, and the brooding gritstone moors and edges of the Dark Peak. Over 22 million day visits are made to the Peak District National Park every year, making it the second-most visited National Park in the world.

Over the years this region has been immortalized on film in numerous movies and TV dramas, including, Lady Jane Grey , Women in Love, The Virgin and the Gypsy, The Prince and the Pauper and Moll Flanders. The ever popular British TV Series, Peak Practice, BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Frank Zeffirelli's Jane Ayre have had an immense impact on the area, and visitors come from far and wide to see locations used during filming.

The Derwent Valley Mills region is now a World Heritage Site, leading to worldwide recognition of the unique role this area, which snakes down the Derwent Valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, played in shaping the factory system, the industrial revolution and modern society. The site includes a series of mill complexes, river weirs, mill settlements and an historic transport network.

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