Derbyshire Tourist Guide

Bits and Pieces of Derbyshire

The land that is now named Derbyshire was firstly occupied by people some 200,000 years back probably during the height of the Aveley interglacial. Such is proved by the hand axe that characterizes the Middle Paleolithic Acheulian nearby Hopton. Other invasions surfaced during the phrase of Stone Age's Upper Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Mesolithic during such time there were plentiful of hunters that occupied the hilly places of Derbyshire. The surroundings of Nottinghamshire clearly prove that several nomadic tribes once settled in at about 12,000 up to 7,000 BCE. Another proof for their settlement is the presence of the burial grounds with mounds and then chambered tombs that can be traced to be the practice of the Neolithic natives. 

Derbyshire is another county situated in the Eastern Midlands of England. In the northern portion, there is the Pennines with all of the mountains and hills. Much of its area is devoted to the Peak District National Park. Its neighboring counties include that of Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire. There are some accounts saying that Derbyshire is indeed located at the heart of Britain. As of now, Derby, its major city, is a unitary authority area although it remains to be a constituent of Derbyshire's ceremonial county. 

There are at least 13 towns comprising Derbyshire and most of its settlers thrive in the agricultural lands. Some parts of Derbyshire however are nearer Sheffield and Manchester so they more of receive the benefits which are dominant in these cities. To name a few, they are the North West Ambulance Service, united utilities, and Granada Television.

Where to Go and What to do in Derbyshire

Here is a list of the major attractions that make Derbyshire one unique country in UK.

Derby Cathedral. Complete your visit by paying homage to the place of worship and prayer right at the core of the city.

Derby County Football Club. Break free and feel the beating of your heart as you resort to an engaging game of football.

Derby Gaol. This working museum is basically open for visits. The great paranormal investigator and historian Richard Felix took over this property in 1997. It features two cells namely the Debtor's Cell and the Condemned Cell which bear their original doors plus the graffiti of the original prisoners including the dates, names, and their countdown as they awaited their execution. These details are scribbled into a wood..

Derby Ghost Walks. This popular yet controversial activity has started out reaping success some 14 years ago and goes on all though the year. Expert guides do the touring.

Derby Museum and Gallery. Painting, porcelain, geological, historical, wildlife, and local collections are housed in this famous museum. Pieces of literature, landscapes, and other portraits are likewise featured herein. The museum actually ranks to have the biggest volume of collection of an artist's work in the whole world.

Derby's Museum of Industry and History. The museum displays collections telling of the rich story of the industrial development in Derby, shows the well-known Silk Mill Museum which stands afloat as the oldest factory known in the entire world, and the rise of the Rolls-Royce aero engine, railway, pottery, and foundry industries.

Derbyshire Country Cricket Club. Splurge in the game of Crickets and try your luck to beat your opponent.

With all of these, don't let your opportunity pass to experience what Derbyshire has to offer the tourists like you!