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Local Attractions
Stately Homes National Trust Properties English Heritage Properties

Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House
Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (above)
Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall

Hardwick Hall
Calke Abbey
Kedleston Hall
Mr Straw's House
Southwell Workhouse
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

Great authors have been inspired for centuries by the rugged crags and soft valleys of Derbyshire, from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte to DH Lawrence and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Many of the places listed are regularly used as film and television locations and have hosted stars such as Kiera Knightly, Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.

Melbourne Hall
Crich Tramway Museum
Butterley Steam Railway

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Belper North Mill
The Stone Centre
Derby Rowing Club
Ice Age cave art at Creswell Crags


Bolsover Castle
Wingfield Manor
(prison to Mary Queen of Scots between 1569 and 1585)
Hardwick Old Hall
Nine Ladies stone circle
(Bronze Age stones on Stanton Moor)
Arbor Low stone circle
(Neolithic henge) and Gib Hill Barrow
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Local Amenities
walking

 

High Peak Trail Lawrence Field near Hathersage

 

Walking
Maps and guide books in the apartment.
Derwent Valley Heritage Way 55 miles long from Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District National Park to historic inland port of Shardlow where the Derwent flows into the River Trent.
www.visitpeakdistrict.com
Cycling
Secure storage for your own bicycles or hire them on the High Peak Trail or Tissington Trail cycle routes (part of the National Cycle Network) at Middleton Top, Wirksworth, Parsley Hay or Carsington Reservoir.
www.cyclederby.co.uk
www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cycle
DVMWHS
We are situated halfway along the 15 mile stretch of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

90% of the World's heather is in the UK... and most of it in Scotland and Derbyshire!
www.derwentvalleymills.org
Chevin Golf Club fishing Carsington Water
Golf
The Chevin Golf Club in Duffield has spectacular views with its course extending over the Chevin behind us.
www.chevingolf.co.uk
www.horsleylodge.co.uk
www.allestreeparkgolfclub.co.uk
www.kedlestonparkgolfclub.co.uk
Fishing
Fishing in the Derwent River is available from the doorstep and day licences can be purchased in Belper's Fishing Tackle shop.
Sailing
Carsington Reservoir and Sailing club is a short drive away, near Ashbourne.
www.carsingtonwater.com
Horse Riding Public Transport Trains
Horse Riding
BHS and ABRS riding schools available in the area.
www.bhs.org.uk
www.abrs-info.org
Buses
Milford is well served by public transport with buses to Derby every 15 minutes.
Trans-Peak buses run hourly to Nottingham and Manchester via Bakewell and Buxton.
www.trentbarton.co.uk
Trains
Trains from Derby's mainline station to London St Pancras International have journey times of just 1 hour and 30 minutes! There are regular connections to Belper or Duffield stations from where we will happily collect guests.
London St Pancras International is the Eurostar terminal for connections to the Continent.
www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
www.eurostar.com
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Shopping & Eating
Milford's Village shop, Restaurants and pubs cater for all pockets and tastes.

Derby City offers both boutique and shopping mall experiences, with markets and Royal Crown Derby Pottery in the centre. Or take a drive out to the factory shops at Matlock Bath, Belper or the exclusive John Smedley knitwear and Denby Pottery.
www.milford-makeney.org
www.hollybushinnmakeney.co.uk
www.angelosthenewinn.com

www.visitderby.co.uk
www.visitambervalley.co.uk
www.royalcrownderby.co.uk
www.denby.co.uk
www.johnsmedley.com
Derby City Shopping
Entertainment
Independent cinemas can be found at the Ritz in Belper (with its sofa seats and wine holders!) and QUAD centre for Art and Film in Derby's Cathedral Quarter. assembly rooms
Derby Theatre and Derby LIVE have a packed programme of live entertainment all year round.
derby live
QUAD, Derby's centre for Art and Film has two cinemas, a contemporary art gallery, café bar and many other free facilities including the British Film Institute's Mediatheque. Derby Quad
Derby Museum and Art Gallery has the largest collection of paintings in the world by the 18th century artist 'Joseph Wright of Derby' , including his famous work entitlted the 'Orrery'
 
Contact Us

Tel: 01332 840660 | Mob: 07973 411836 | Email: haveabreak@btinternet.com
The Garden Apartment, Milford View Cottages, 6 Chevin Road, Milford Nr. Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0QH