Visit Darley Dale and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Darley Dale, Derbyshire, is part of the lovely valley of the Derwent running from The Matlocks and offers pleasant walking country for the visitor. Here is a fine 13th century church with part of the shaft of a carved Anglo-Saxon cross, two fonts — one Norman, one Jacobean - some fine stained glass believed to be by Burne-Jones and, in the church-yard, perhaps the oldest tree in Britain, a yew reputed to be 2,000 years old.
Sir Joseph Whitworth, the engineer and inventor, lived part of his life in Darley Dale and the extensive park is a memorial to him. There is an annual show at Whitworth. Wild rhododendrons grow profusely in Darley Dale. There is a fine walk along a footpath known as Lady Grove which offers a view across the valley to Knab Rocks, the dramatic, sheer gritstone cliffs on the other side. On another wooded hill can be seen the square stone tower commemorating the passing of the Reform Bill in 1832.
Adjacent cities/towns/villages: Alderwasley, Alsop en le Dale, Ambergate, Ashford-in-the-Water, Ashover, Bakewell, Barlow, Baslow, Beeley, Birchover, Bonsall, Bradbourne, Brassington, Carsington, Chesterfield, Crich, Cromford, Curbar, Edensor, Elton, Farley, Great Longstone, Great Rowsley, Hassop, Highpeak Junction, Lower Lumsdale, Matlock, Middleton, Monyash, Newhaven, Old Brampton, Parwich, Pilsley, Riber, Sheldon, Snitterton, South Wingfield, Stanton in Peak, Tansley, Tissington, Two Dales, Whatstandwell, Whittington, Winster, Wirksworth, Youlgreave
Have you decided to visit Darley Dale or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Darley Dale bed and breakfast (a Darley Dale B&B or Darley Dale b and b)
- a Darley Dale guesthouse
- a Darley Dale hotel (or motel)
- a Darley Dale self-catering establishment, or
- other Darley Dale accommodation