Take a romantic break to Derbyshire

23rd January 2024
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Maybe you’re looking to celebrate an occasion, ask a very important question or simply need a little quality time together! Derbyshire offers the perfect backdrop for your romantic staycation with its breathtaking views and miles of countryside. What's more, we have the finest collection of romantic holiday cottages, hotels and inns in the area. In this journal, we'll help inspire you for your next romantic break, as well as tell you our favourite things to do as a couple.

Explore the countryside by bike or foot

Are you a couple that likes to live life on the edge? Well, there are many walks and bicycle rides in the Peak District, but Stanage Edge is a must-see. Recreate your own Pride & Prejudice moment from that iconic scene – the perfect photo opportunity! Alternatively, you can head underground to visit the many Caverns in Castleton including the world-famous Blue John Cavern, which is home to the Blue John Stone. Don’t forget to stop at the jewellery shop for a browse and perhaps pick something special for your loved one.

Plan your route to Stanage Edge: Visit Peak District, Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge at Sunset

Visit Chatsworth House

Explore the magic of Chatsworth and take a stroll through the gardens as you watch the seasons change. Famous for its historic and modern waterworks and sculptures there is lots to see. Perhaps, delve into the history of Chatsworth and take a tour around the beautiful house learning about the Cavendish family. You will be mesmerised by the extraordinary decoration in the Painted Hall and enjoy walking through the Great Dining Room, where Queen Victoria in 1832 experienced her first formal dinner.

Learn more and plan your visit: Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House with Daffodils

Enjoy a ride on a cable car

Take your relationship to new heights with a cable car ride at Heights of Abraham in Matlock and enjoy the spectacular views that Derbyshire has to offer. If you would rather keep your feet firmly planted on the Peak District then head over to the Tinkers Shaft instead and enjoy the views and steal a kiss up there. Tickets for The Heights of Abraham cost £25.00 per adult when booked online.

Plan your visit: Heights of Abraham

cable cars

Visit the idyllic village of Bakewell

Take a trip to the beautiful village of Bakewell and of course, it would be rude not to share a Bakewell Tart! This quaint village is located in the most idyllic spot by the river Wye. With its cute courtyards, shops and markets there is plenty to explore such as Bakewell Old House Museum and the Bakewell Pudding Factory. Be sure to bring a lock with you and secure your love for one another on the love lock bridge.

Discover more: Visit Peak District, Welcome to Bakewell

River Wye in Bakewell

Stroll down the Cromford Canal

Take a stroll or even better catch a horse-drawn boat down Cromford Canal which stretches for five miles and is perfect for spotting wildlife. You'll find that the calm waters of the canal have a soothing effect, helping you to relax and feel connected with nature. The northern stretch of the canal lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site which is a fascinating series of mill complexes.

Learn more: Derbyshire County Council, Cromford Canal

Cromford Canal and bridge

Watch the sunset at Ladybower Reservoir

Pack some cheese and a bottle of wine and head up to Ladybower Reservoir for sunset. The changing colours across the shimmering water are a world away from life's hustle and bustle. Simple romance at its very finest.

Sunset at Ladybower Reservoir

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two

After a day of exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District, there's no better way to relax than with a delicious dinner for two at one of our hotels or inns. Dine on carefully curated menus that use only the best, seasonal, local ingredients and enjoy catching up with your loved one over good food.

Book a table at one of our hotel restaurants: Wine and Dine

Chef preparing a meal

From the opulent Cavendish Hotel and Baslow to the charming Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, our hotels offer everything you need for a romantic break in Derbyshire. Take in the beautiful surroundings, dine on delicious food and enjoy a relaxing break in one of our comfortable rooms.

Learn more and book a room: Devonshire Hotels

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