About Derbyshire Holiday Cottages
The English Midlands do not get anymore stunning and beautiful than the county of Derbyshire. In fact, in many ways, it is so far removed from the other counties in the region, you may well be forgiven for thinking that you are much further north in the wilds of Northumbria or Scotland. This is what makes Derbyshire holiday cottages so popular throughout the year and means that you are always wise to book as far in advance as possible.
The county of Derbyshire has one large city – Derby. However, this city is not as large as others nearby (e.g. Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham) and this has meant that it manages to hold on to a little more personality and unique character. Derby is proud to be home to the biggest and best shopping centre in the East Midlands, Westfield, and this should definitely be on your list of things to do in the county.
Most of the holiday cottages Derbyshire will tend to be located north of Derby city. As soon as you head out of the city, you hit some attractive countryside and the hills will become more and more impressive the further north you go. Holiday cottages are extremely popular around the towns of Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton and this is for very good reason. These Peak District settlements nestle snugly in the valleys between the peaks and make for some of the most picturesque towns in the entire country.
Matlock Bath is especially worth a day trip as this place has earned the title of ‘Little Switzerland’. When you venture upon the town you will soon see why, as you catch a glimpse of traditional holiday cottages Derbyshire hugging the near-mountainous hillside above and behind the town. There is even a cable car (The Heights of Abraham) that will take you up to the highest peak in the vicinity and a great theme park to keep younger children enthralled (Gulliver’s Kingdom).
Buxton is actually a spa town and if you are in to architectural splendour, this is the town to head for? There are also plenty of shopping opportunities here and a lovely park situated right in the centre of the town. Head to Bakewell to enjoy a slice of traditional Bakewell tart.
Derbyshire is home to the first ever national park in the UK – The Peak District. This means that there are a myriad of Derbyshire holiday cottages that are situated in some particularly remote and isolated locations. This is absolutely ideal for those of you who are looking to really get away from it all and to recharge your batteries.