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.
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice is believed to have been written in and about Bakewell)
Charlotte Bronte (North Lees Hall in Hathersage as inspiration for Jane Eyre)
Jane Austen (visited Bakewell)
D H Lawrence
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
Lavender Tea Rooms
34 Matlock St
Bee's Tea Room
Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms
H&F Vintage Tearooms
4 New Beetwell St
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.
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