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Alton Towers

Alton Towers is probably the leading British Theme Park, with a range of spectacular rides and other attractions, including some beautiful gardens.


 good for children
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Bagshaw Cavern

Bagshaw Cavern, a cave system in Bradwell, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. A largely natural cave system discovered by lead miners in 1806. Open to the public on summer weekends as a show cave and for Adventure Caving.


 good for exercise
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Blue John Mine

Blue John Mine, Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire is a popular cavern which was once mined for lead and Blue John.


historic interest good for children good views
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, lie behind the Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire
Buxton's Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens lie behind the Opera House in Buxton, Derbyshire. Built by Edward Milner in 1871, with the River Wye, the Octagon building, a bandstand and a railway.


 good for children good for exercise
Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire
Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway runs from Leekbrook to Oakamoor alongside the picturesque River Churnet in Staffordshire. Operated by volunteers, it runs steam trains most weekends from March to October.


historic interest good for children
Ecclebourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a project to reopen the railway between Wirksworth and Duffield. This is staffed and run by volunteers, based at Wirksworth Station.


historic interest good for children
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Gulliver's Kingdom

Gulliver's Kingdom is a theme park for young families, in a situation overlooking Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.


 good for children
Heights of Abraham caverns and cable car, Matlock Bath
Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham are a tourist centre with two show caves - Rutland Cavern and Great Masson Mine - plus a cable car and other attractions, above Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.


historic interest good for children good for exercise good views
Peak Cavern (the Devil's Arse) Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
Peak Cavern

Peak Cavern (the Devil's Arse) Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, is the largest and most famous cavern at Castleton and the only totally natural one.


historic interest good for children good views
Peak Rail, Rowsley to Matlock railway, Derbyshire
Peak Rail

Peak Rail have re-opened a section of the former Midland railway which ran between Matlock and Buxton. They are based at Rowsley South station and run services from there to Matlock.


Poole's Cavern and Grin Low Country Park, Buxton, Derbyshire
Poole's Cavern and Grin Low Country Park

Poole's Cavern and Grin Low Country Park, Buxton, Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District. An interesting cavern, occupied from Roman times and before, with a country park which leads up to Solomon's Temple.


historic interest good for children good for exercise good views
Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire.
Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern at Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire is the most popular cavern in the Castleton area and boasts several large chambers and an underwater canal.


historic interest good for children good views
Steeple Grange Light Railway
Steeple Grange Light Railway

Steeple Grange Light Railway lies just off the High Peak Trail, just below Middleton by Wirksworth. It runs narrow gauge trains on lines used to serve the former quarries.


historic interest good for children
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Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern, Mam Tor, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire is a popular cavern famous for its Blue John.


historic interest good for children

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