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.
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
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
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.
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 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.