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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.


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


Our box included Return to Fourwinds by Elisabeth Gifford.



Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolates, notepad, wax melts, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.

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