Derbyshire House Removals
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands and a substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within it, including the southern section of the infamous Pennines. Amongst the hills, dales, and rivers are many busting market towns and quaint countryside villages that offer majestic scenery. There are a multitude of family attractions, as well as some dedicated to the heritage and history of Derbyshire.
Britannia Bradshaw are located 20-minutes away from Derby in Burton-on-Trent. As well as providing Derby and the surrounding areas with a seamless removals service, they also have a number of storage solutions available to customers.
Where to Live in Derbyshire
Derbyshire has something for everyone, from the bustling commuter city of Derby to the tranquil and nature-filled hamlet of Milldale. Whether you want a quiet life in the sticks, or something a little more urban, there will be somewhere in Derbyshire that you would be happy to call home.
Chesterfield is the biggest town after the city of Derby. It is a bustling market town with a number of historic houses with beautiful gardens and pretty villages steeped in history. It is also a fantastic place to go shopping, with Pavement and Vicar Lane shopping centres, and a weekly market.
Allestree is a quintessential British countryside village set across two residential areas. The majority of village life takes place around four celebrated local pubs, St Edmund’s Church, and the local amenities.
Chester Green is a rural retreat just outside of Derby, perfect for those wanting countryside living but easy access to the city. The entire village is a conservation area with numerous period properties, with a number of terraces that used to house the staff of many warehouses of times gone by.
Located in the Amber Valley is the town of Belper. Many of the houses in Belper have beautiful river gardens and locals enjoy a plethora of independent stores and great restaurants.
Days Out in Derbyshire
Understandably those who live and visit Derbyshire make the most of the Peak District. There are a number of visitor centres dotted around the countryside which offer maps for walking, and information on cycling and mountain biking; as well as bike hire. Horse riding across the hills is also a much-loved pastime for locals and visitors alike, and there are a number of equestrian centres that can help facilitate this. Climbing, fishing, sailing, paragliding, and wildlife watching can all be enjoyed in the wonderful Peak District.
One for all the family, Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park is a unique experience. Above ground is a wonderful country park, with playparks for the children, beautiful walks, and all-important café. However, beneath your feet is a huge cave that is home to huge stalagmites, stalactites, and crystals. Expert guides take visitors around the magical caves and talk through the archaeological dig displays.
For those young and old who enjoy Thomas the Tank Engine, Peak Railway allows you to enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey through the wonderful countryside. However, if you want to indulge in something a little more adrenaline filled, take to the skies at The Heights of Abraham. Here, visitors can take in the views of the Derwent Valley from an observational cable car 554 feet from the ground. You can also remain firmly on the ground and take in Prospect Tower, Tinkler’s Shaft, and Great Masson and Rutland Caverns on one of the many heritage walks.