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staying nr Derby. Anything worth goin' to Derby for?
Matlock is alright though for a wander.
Also Burton has some brilliant pubs and the National Brewery Centre (not much else though).
national brewery centre, you say?
wishing i'd booked a hotel in Burton now
You are actually north of the fair city of Derby, on the edge of the countryside.
Depends what you want to do really. If it's sightseeing n stuff then there's Kedleston Hall and Crich Tramways museum in easy reach. Further afield you've got Ashbourne and/or Bakewell (my own favourite).
If you want some good ale then there are several decent options. Dead Poets Inn in Holbrook is about 10 mins away. If you're popping into Derby itself then head for the railway station and go to The Brunswich and The Victoria. The Vic have bands on fairly regularly.
Yeah, I'm more thinking about going out for meals and stuff. That Dead Poets looks ace, and close to the hotel. Ta!
then definitely get across to the peaks. Bakewell is great, and Matlock is nice too.
Also just driving to Alton Towers through the peaks is really nice. if you go in 'around the back' (i.e. not the signposted route) via Oakamoor I think, then you'll avoid any queues that build up. Enjoy, not been to Alton Towers for ages!
for 2 x free tickets to alton towers as I've never been and I'm not sure I'll like it so would prefer not to spend a fortune going and not liking it.
Bf pointed out last night however that they will probably have a nominated day or two that you have to pick to go on, when all of the other stingy unwashed token cunts will be there too.
Might make a mini-break of it and catch up with Derrrrrby mates.