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March 1, 2018

Visit Derbyshire

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 1:32 pm

Visit Derbyshire – If you are looking for somewhere different to visit this year you might want to consider the UK county of Derbyshire. Not often though of as the traditional holiday destination, Derbyshire has some wonderful places to visit with the Peak District National Park taking up a large part of the county. Derbyshire also has some attractive towns and cities with Derby itself having some fabulous attractions including Derby Cathedral, Pride Park Stadium, The Quad, Pickford’s House Museum, Derby Silk Mill, Calke Abbey and many more. Trekking in the Peak District is a popular pastime and the county as a whole has many more tourist hot spots such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Peveril Castle. There are a number of National Trust properties so you can visit their website to get the low down on the best places to visit in Derbyshire. If you enjoy camping or have a motorhome, you will find plenty of campsites where you can stay and enjoy the amazing scenery that Derbyshire has to offer.

View maps of all the towns and villages here:

November 8, 2010

Barnsley South Yorkshire

A town located to the north of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, Barnsley lies on the River Dearne and has a population of about 218,000. A centre for Yorkshire coal mining industry, Barnsley has also been notable for glassmaking. Originally a Saxon settlement, it had a population of 200 when listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. A busy market town for many centuries Barnsley received its charter to hold a market way back in 1249, its market was held on Wednesdays, the town also held 3 annual fairs, which attracted people from miles around to the town. Barnsley mostly grew to its present size due to the Industrial Revolution, when coal mining and glassmaking were important industries. Nearby places to visit include Wakefield (see map), the aforementioned Sheffield (see map), Huddersfield, Doncaster and Mexborough (see map), the northern areas of the Peak District National Park are also nearby.

View a map of Barnsley here:

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