Criss-crossing between the counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire we uncover some of their delights!
SUDBURY HALL is a charming 17th century house with lavish interiors, designed and built as a showpiece, so there is much to inspire and admire. Discover the untold stories of Sudbury’s residents from wealthy wives, lonely queens and life below stairs. The MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD is a place of fun and fascination where you can view childhood from Victorian times to the present day.
Set on the edge of the Derbyshire Dales is CRICH TRAMWAY MUSEUM. Soak up the atmosphere of a traditional recreated village scene where you can explore the period street complete with shops, a tearoom and pub. Step back in time and use an ‘old penny’ to board one of the many vintage trams for nostalgic ride along its tracks.
MATLOCK BATH is set in the beautiful gorge of the river Derwent, with attractive riverside gardens, wooded hillsides and rocky limestone crags. Its been a popular tourist destination since the late 17th Century when the spa waters were discovered. Its heyday was in Victorian times when it became known as “Little Switzerland”.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM – where our nation remembers! The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a collection of over 350 memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country including the Armed Forces and civil services. The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness is situated close to the Remembrance Centre and is the only place in the country where the Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11 am.