The market town of Ashbourne is picturesque with many boutique, antique and specialist shops and restaurants. As the gateway to Dovedale it is a popular tourist destination.
Beeston Tor is popular with rock climbers and one of the many attractive landmarks to be found along the Manifold Valley cycle track.
With the wisteria and clematis in full bloom, we think this is one of the prettiest times of year!
Leek is a bustling, traditional market town with many buildings of architectural importance, antique shops and plenty of independent stores. The popular Roaches estate, and Lakes Rudyard and Tittesworth are also close by.
Ashbourne prides itself on the diverse and innovative range of experiences on offer in the ashbourne festival.
The National museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall is a great place to take the kids. The house and grounds are well worth a visit.
The spectacular Thor's Cave along the Manifold Cycle trail is a huge and impressive cavern which you can walk into.
A tranquil spot, with its stocks and water pump - in use up to 40 odd years ago - we don't know about the stocks!
Buxton Crescent is one of the many examples of fine Georgian architecture to be found in Buxton. It is currently being restored.
Known as Pugin's Gem, this Roman Catholic church in Cheadle is a truly stunning. The ornate interior of this Grade 1 listed building, has to be seen to be believed.
The Monsal Trail cycle route runs through wonderful scenery here. This image shows the magnificent view from Monsal Head.
This fabulous 18th Century mansion and grounds, location of much of the filming of The Duchess, certainly merit a full day's visit. Just outside Derby, it's about half an hour from Croft House Barn.