Halcyon Cottage

Local attractions

Situated above the glorious Derwent Valley, at a height of over 900ft, Crich has its own award winning Tramway Village. This is a recreated period village and museum where you can delight in riding on the restored trams.

Above Crich, on the site of an ancient signalling point, you can visit what looks like a lighthouse but is in fact Crich Stand, a memorial dedicated to the Sherwood Foresters and Worcestershire regiments. From here you can see up to 8 different counties on a clear day.

For outdoor pursuits there are many excellent local walks and the famous High Peak Trail and Peak District National Park.

There is plenty of cycling and climbing with many excellent tracks such as the Manifold Valley and crags such as Stanage Edge. For watersport and wildlife lovers there’s the reservoir at Carsington.

History abounds in Derbyshire. From the beautiful stately homes of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to one of the cornerstones of the industrial revolution, Richard Arkwrights Mill at Cromford. Throughout the summer you can also stumble across the beautiful and ancient ritual of well dressing.

If it’s scenery and nature or caves and caverns you’re after then look no further than the picturesque and enchanting dales and peaks such as Dovedale or Castleton, or the enchanting villages of Tissington and Hartington.

For more lively entertainment why not try an open air concert at Chatsworth or Kedleston Hall, try a day at the races at Uttoxeter or Southwell, or brave the thrills of Alton Towers.

Whatever you choose to do we think Derbyshire is the ideal destination. Suggestions on local walks and attractions and pamphlets on things to do are provided in the cottage.

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