Derbyshire [ dɑ bɪʃə ː ] is a county in the East Midlands of England.


The county is located in a mountainous landscape. The largest part of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The northern part of the county overlaps with the Pennines, a famous chain of hills and mountains. The county has a share in National Forest and borders the counties and areas of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

In addition to the County Council in Matlock consist of eight District Councils in the various circles. Despite the urbanization in 13 cities between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants, a large part of the area is rural: 75 % of the population live in 25 % of the area of the country.

Until 1998, the city was part of the Derby County, but is now an autonomous city circle ( Unitary Authority).

Cities and towns

  • Alfreton, Alton, Ashbourne, Ashford-in -the-Water
  • Bakewell, Bamford, Baslow, Beeley, Belper, Birch Vale, Bolehill, Bolsover, Borrowash, Bretby, Brimington, Burbage, Burnaston, Buxton, Brough and Shatton
  • Castleton, Chapel-en -le- Frith, Charlesworth, Chelmorton, Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Clowne, Cressbrook, Creswell, Cromford, Crowden, Curbar
  • Derby, Dronfield, Duffield
  • Earl Sterndale, Eckington, Edale, Edensor, Eyam
  • Fernilee
  • Gamesley, Glossop, Great Hucklow
  • Hadfield, Hartington, Hathersage, Hayfield, Heage, Heanor, Hilton, Hope
  • Ilkeston
  • Little Hucklow, Long Eaton
  • Marston Montgomery Marston -on-Dove, Matlock, Melbourne, Miller's Dale, Morley
  • New Mills Newhaven
  • Over Haddon
  • Peak Forest
  • Repton Riber Ripley
  • Shipley, Shirebrook, Staveley, Stoney Middleton, Stretton, Sudbury, Swadlincote
  • Tansley, Taxal, Thornhill, Tibshelf, Tideswell, Tunstead Milton
  • Walton, Wardlow, Whaley Bridge, Whitwell, Wirksworth
  • Youlgreave


  • Alfreton Hall
  • Alsop Hall
  • Arbor Low Stone Circle - managed by English Heritage
  • Barlborough Hall
  • Calke Abbey - Calke Abbey
  • Chatsworth House
  • Derwent Valley Mills - a World Heritage Site
  • Hob Hurst 's House - managed by English Heritage
  • Howden Reservoir, Derwent Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir, Carsington Reservoir
  • Mam Tor
  • National Stone Centre, Wirksworth
  • Nine Ladies Stone Circle - managed by English Heritage
  • Peveril Castle
  • Riber Castle
  • Crooked Spire in Chesterfield
  • Caves of Speedwell - Speedwell Cavern
  • Stanage Edge - Part terrain slope with the longest climbing route in the UK
  • Sutton Scarsdale Hall - managed by English Heritage
  • Wingfield Manor - managed by English Heritage