Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Steven Dunne

Christine Poulson

Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice is believed to have been written in and about Bakewell)

Anne Zouroudi

Charlotte Bronte (North Lees Hall in Hathersage as inspiration for Jane Eyre)

Alison Uttley 

Christine Poulson 

Ann Featherstone 

Jane Austen (visited Bakewell)

D H Lawrence

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Herbert's Fine English Tea Rooms

1 The Green




Eyam Tea Rooms and Bed and Breakfast

The Square


Hope Valley

S32 5RB

Lavender Tea Rooms

34 Matlock St


DE45 1EE

Bee's Tea Room

Lower Green



DE65 6AD

Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms

Melbourne Hall

Church Square



DE73 8EN

H&F Vintage Tearooms

4 New Beetwell St


S40 1QR


Derbyshire is in the East Midlands, a central county of England and is surrounded by many other counties. The Peak District National Park, visited by many tourists each year, lies mostly in this county. For shopping, there's a great choice of market towns including Bakewell, Buxton, and Chesterfield.

Places to visit

Chatsworth House, Matlock, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire Dales, Hardwick Hall,  Midland Railway, Bolsover Castle, Masson Mill, Gulliver's Kingdom, Heights of Abraham.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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