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2013 Mill Lane
S42 6NG
Telephone 01246 231111

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Shopping and Markets

  • Markets Open or Close

    We have lively markets in our main towns, including:

    • Clay Cross - Market Street, Clay Cross. Held every Saturday in the car park adjacent the bus station.
    • Dronfield - held in three locations every Thursday: Sports hall in Dronfield Sports Centre, car park adjacent the sports centre and in the Civic Hall.
    • Killamarsh  - Community Campus, Stanley Street, Killamarsh. Held every Thursday in the campus car park.
    • Eckington - Market Street Precinct. Held every Friday.

    For further information about Killamarsh, Clay Cross and Dronfield market please telephone 01246 419151 or 07974079921

    For further information about Eckington market, please telephone 07721 654956.


  • Shopping Open or Close

    Our towns and villages have a wide range of shopping experiences for all to enjoy.

    We have a mix of major high street names and small independent retailers which provide something a little bit different. You’ll find the finest produce from the village grocers or you can shop in style at fashionable antiques, art and craft galleries. 

    We also have an abundance of good places to eat and drink whatever your taste: from village tea rooms to award winning restaurants, and local pubs to international cuisine. Eat by a reservoir, in the countryside, outside a village pub, or in a busy high street - the choice is yours. As well as eating out, we have many farm shops and outlets from where you can get local produce for your stay or to take home.

    You can get more information on eating out through the Visit Peak District website.


  • Accommodation Open or Close

    We have a wide variety of places to stay; including holiday homes, camping and caravan sites, bed and breakfasts and top quality hotels.

    The range of accommodation is avaialble to view and book via the Visit Chesterfield and Peak District and Derbyshire websites.

  • Attractions Open or Close

    Stately homes, pretty villages, museums, beautiful countryside...whatever you want to do we have it all!

    You can visit Renishaw Hall, famous for its stunning Italianate gardens or Troway Hall, Derbyshire's official Honey Trail with bees enjoying a magnificent countryside of medieval meadows and hedgerows or Sutton Scarsdale Hall, an imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian mansion built in 1724-29, with an immensely columned exterior.

    Alternatvely if outdoor activities is more your style, why not visit Ogston Reservoir Sited at Woolley Moor, which covers 200 acres, and includes leisure facilities include club sailing, wind surfing, trout fishing and two observation hides for Ornithologists. Or you could take a stroll (or ramble) or cycle along the many trails we have in the District.

    For more information on attractions in and around North East Derbyshire and the Peak District, please visit the Peak District and Derbyshire website. 

  • Guides & Information Open or Close

    Tourist Information is provided in our Council offices and local libraries throughout the District. The nearest Visitor Information Centre is located in Chesterfield which gives you a whole host of information about the area. You can also visit the Peak District and Derbyshire 

  • Walks and Trails Open or Close

    Please visit our main walks and trails page on the Outdoor Recreation section.

  • Well Dressings Open or Close

    Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made from growing things. All but unique to Derbyshire, this ancient and once pagan custom has long since had Christian associations, though the exact origins are unknown.

    The thanksgiving for the gift of water is today celebrated by the blessing of the wells and a festival for the whole village. The actual dressing of the well is done by the local community.

    How is the Well dressed?

    Imagine a wooden tray of about six feet high, four feet wide and one and a half inches deep. It's left to soak for a few days in the local pond or river to get the wood really wet, then it's hauled out and filled with soft, wet clay.

    The artist brings the design, drawn full size on thin paper, smoothes it over the clay - and so the work begins. Each village has its own method of marking out the design. Some use small pieces of bark pressed through the paper. Others use a knife to cut along the outline, or a knitting needle to make marks in the clay along each line. The picture is outlined with straw, black wood, alder cones, peppercorns or seeds. Only when the outline is clearly marked on the clay can the pictures be 'coloured-in'. Some call this stage 'petalling', others call it 'flowering'.

    A host of villages across the District stage Well dressings, which are on display from early May to early September each year.

  • Parking Open or Close

    Please use the Find My.. tool at the top of this page to view car parks in our area, or visit our main Parking page for more information. Alternatively you can vdownload a list of our car parks here.

  • Public Transport Open or Close


    North East Derbyshire District has a number of operators running bus services within its boundaries. For more detailed information and timetables please use the Public Transport in Derbyshire website where you can search by bus number or location.


    For up to date information on train timetables, fares and disruption please visit the National Rail website. Or you can download the free Derbyshire Train Times booklet.

    Gold Card

    Gold Cards allow people to travel free on local buses throughout England (off peak). It gives them discounts at more than 1,300 shops and allows them to borrow at all Derbyshire and Derby city libraries in Derbyshire. To use it as a library card, cardholders will need to activate their membership. They can do this by handing their card to library staff who will register it as a library card. 

    Anyone born on or after 6 April 1955 will get their Gold Card on their 65th birthday. Check the online calculator to find out when you become eligible for a Gold Card.

    Bus travel
    Free bus travel applies to trips on local buses anywhere in England at off-peak times. Off-peak is after 9.30am and up to 11.00pm weekdays and at anytime weekends and bank holidays. However, free bus travel does not apply to long-distance express services (such as National Express services), special tours and excursions, nor does it apply in Wales and Scotland.

    Before 9.30am weekdays all Gold cardholders will have to pay full fare on the bus. Free bus travel also applies to community transport dial-a-bus services within Derbyshire and Derby City, but this is only available to Derbyshire Residents (Gold Cardholders).

    Further information on how to apply is available on the Derbyshire County Council website.

  • Taxi’s Open or Close

    We have a number of taxi (private hire and Hackney Carriage) companies operating from within our District, which we are responsible for ensuring that drivers, proprietors and operators meet the relevant conditions to hold taxi related licences.

    If you would like to book a taxi, please use one of the free search engines on the Internet.  


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