Derbyshire s a county in the East Midlands of England. The city of Derby is now a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire.
A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county contains within its boundary of approximately 225 miles part of the National Forest.
In September 2006, an unofficial county flag was introduced, the flag consists of a St. George cross encompassing a golden Tudor Rose, which is an historical symbol of the county.
Things to do
Chatsworth is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates, offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest shopping, food and drink and many miles of free walks.
The Peak District is one of the UK's most popular walking destinations. The landscapes are spectacular, and there are many mapped out trails and routes that you can follow. There is something for everyone in the Peak District, from challenging treks up hills and crags to simple strolls in the countryside.
Derby is officially one of the most haunted cities in the UK! With over 315 sightings of ghosts in the city centre. Choose from two ghost walks or an overnight vigil in Derby Gaol, if you dare!