Make sporting history in Dronfield
The north east Derbyshire town of Dronfield nestled in the valley of the River Drone, between Chesterfield and Sheffield. It's 3 miles away from the Peak District National Park, so there are plenty of opportunities to sample modern urban life and the pleasures of the countryside. Sports fans can also enjoy a little bit of history during a visit - Sheffield FC, the world's oldest surviving football team, play at the town's Coach and Horses Ground.
Get back on track at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Museum and Engine Shed
Located Near Chesterfield and Staveley, the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Museum and Engine Shed is a must for rail enthusiasts. The original building was constructed for use by the Midland Railway in 1870; it is now the last surviving working railway roundhouse and became a museum in 1998. It's home to a variety of artefacts and rolling stock, including steam locomotives. On special event days, it's possible to take a ride in some of them.
Sample life in a working stately home at Renishaw Hall
Unlike many country houses across the UK, Renishaw Hall is privately owned by the Sitwell family, whose ancestors built it in the 17th century. Located Near Renishaw village to the south east of Sheffield, the Hall can be explored via an informative guided tour available every Friday during the holiday season, and on Saturdays and Sundays in August. The gardens, cafe, shops, Sitwell Museum and vineyard are also well worth a look. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Dronfield? The Travelodge Chesterfield hotel is just an 8-minute drive away. Alternatively, the Travelodge Sheffield Richmond hotel is a 7-mile journey.