Take a romantic break to Derbyshire
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 breath-taking views and miles of countryside, and Devonshire Hotels has the finest collection of holiday cottages, hotels and inns in the area.
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 what you most definitely have to do is visit Stanage Edge! Recreate your own Pride & Prejudice moment from that iconic scene – the perfect photo opportunity! Or head underground and 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?
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.
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.
Beautiful Bakewell is where you must share one of those famous sweet treats! 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! Be sure to bring a lock with you and secure your love for one another on the love lock bridge.
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 and being by the calm waters of the canal. The northern stretch of the canal lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site which is a fascinating series of mill complexes.
Pack some cheese and a bottle of wine and head up to Ladybower Reservoir for sunset. The changing colours across the shimmering water is a world away from life's hustle and bustle. Simple romance at its very finest.
If you need any help planning a romantic break for two, drop our helpful Reservations team a line. They can help you arrange arrival bubbles, flowers and much more.