Whether you’re working away on business or staying in Derby for leisure there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area, all accessible by train from the Derby Train Station. Plan your next day out in Derbyshire with some suggestions from us!
A Day Out In Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath is a great day out for everyone with plenty to do in the area, from the Mining Museum to the Heights of Abraham and the Matlock Bath Aquarium, not to mention the string of shops and cafes along the beautiful river.
With a focus on small businesses, there’s never been a better time to visit. Matlock Bath is the East Midlands very own seaside town by a river! Those of you looking to make some staycation memories will not want to miss Matlock Bath, as it’s a highly popular spot on sunny days.
Trains run directly from Derby Train Station to Matlock Bath and there’s no need to worry about transfers. The train journey averages at 29 minutes with one every hour (be sure to check timetables to ensure this is the case for the day you decide to travel!)
Let’s Take a Walk
The Peak District has provided a splendid selection of walks that allow you to enjoy some great scenery with their Hope Valley station Walks. Their walking guides help you to explore a variety of the natural beauty on offer in the peak district, a perfect day for nature lovers or those who are tired of being cooped up inside this past year.
We recommend The Ladybower walk as it’s one of the easiest and offers a beautiful view of the reservoir, making it a great place to stop and admire the view or even have a picnic. The walk takes 1 – 3 hours and is 4.6 miles long. For those of you who are up for more of a challenge check out some of the other walks planned.
The train to the start of the Hope Valley station walks take about an hour depending on which you’re planning on tackling.
Trains to Trams
Our top pick for a family day out is Crich Tramway Museum. A short distance from the Whatstandwell train station, the museum offers a great day out with lots to see and do.
From riding trams to a restored street with shops and a pub along with a museum of trams, the tramway museum is sure to provide an unforgettable day out. It’s sure to entertain kids and also runs events and themed weekends, so be sure to check their events calendar before you go so you don’t miss out.
Crich Village also has a wonderful array of shops, restaurants and cafés to visit, along with other sights nearby, such as the Crich Stand War memorial.
The average journey time by train between Derby and Whatstandwell is 22 minutes, with around 17 trains per day.
Staying in Derby City Centre?
All the locations in this blog are easily accessible from Derby Train Station located in the Derby City Centre.
Pride Apartments is a family run business providing affordable, clean and comfy accommodation, with the options of double and twin rooms that can cater up to six people per apartment. Located only a short distance away from Derby Train Station and Derby Bus Station. We’re the perfect choice for a family Staycation or if you need a spacious place to stay for work.
Pride Apartments has fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. These are super spacious apartments that offer plenty of space for you to set up your workstation, with free Wi-Fi, free beverages for your work break, and free Netflix ready for you to unwind at the end of the workday. There is also free gated parking, so you don’t have to worry about parking tickets or finding a space nearby. If you’re interested in staying in Derby and need some spacious accommodation, give Jas at Pride Apartments a call on 01332 5100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, as you will get the best price if you Book Direct.
If you’re interested in staying in Derby and need some spacious accommodation, give Jas at Pride Apartments a call on 01332 5100, or email email@example.com, as you will get the best price if you Book Direct.
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