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If you’re looking for English countryside with knobs on, Derbyshire is your go-to destination: where the River Derwent twists around the craggy Peak District mountains and acres of rolling farmland. Nature lovers won’t be short of distractions: the southernmost peaks of the Pennines brush the county’s northern tip, the National Forest spreads across the south and the River Trent flows in from the east. Derby may have earned a reputation as an industrial hub, but the city still has picturesque landmarks aplenty: the 10th-century cathedral, the historic Silk Mill and the shop-lined cobbled streets of the Iron Gate. If tweeds and galoshes are more your style, leave the county’s paved parts behind for shooting, fishing and brisk hikes.