Local Attractions

The Derbyshire Dales

Brailsford Mill is situated on the outskirts of the village of Brailsford, midway between Derby and Ashbourne. The village has a pub, a post office, a petrol station and a school.

A short drive along the A52 takes you to Ashbourne, with its good shopping, cafés and restaurants; It’s also the home of the famous Royal Shrovetide Football game played each Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

Derby’s theatres, cinemas and Crown Derby factory and shop are just 8 miles away. Dovedale and the Peak District National Park, Alton Towers, Carsington Water’s watersports and several National Trust properties also lie within a short distance.

There’s golf locally, fishing only 500 yards away and cycle hire 5 miles away. The village shop and post office and pub are less than a mile away too.

The city of Derby has some excellent shops and the Cathedral is famous for its impressive tower. If you’re in a ghoulish mood, pay a visit to Derby Gaol, a popular visitor attraction based in the old dungeons of Derby County Gaol. Afterwards, why not take a stroll in Derby Arboretum, England’s first public park, or take a look around Pickford’s House, a marvellous example of 18th Century architecture.

Further afield you will find the beautiful stately homes of Chatsworth House – home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire; Haddon Hall – family home of the Manners family since the 1500s and the location for many films and TV dramas including Pride and Prejudice and Jayne Eyre.

There are such a wide range of attractions and pursuits virtually on the doorstep that everyone will find something to enjoy – no matter what their age or interests.


The Peak District – Something for Everyone

Britain’s first National Park has a special place in the hearts of millions of visitors – from surrounding towns and cities, the UK and all over the globe.

The internationally-important and protected landscapes and wildlife mean different things to different people. For some it’s a wild and wonderful setting for outdoor activities from walking and cycling to abseiling and yachting. For others it’s their favourite spot for a meal out – featuring fine local produce – with family and friends.

Visit the Peak District National Park website for more information.