The rolling hills and quintessentially english villages and countryside makes this place a beautiful spot to check out. Its peaceful and rural and the famous Peak district is also worth visiting for all those seeking outdoor activities and into hiking. A lot of local produce food-wise with it being the largest agricultural county in UK so you can sample all the English favourites. It is also a special place to me as it is where I was born!
Where to stay: The county is very big and you will need a car hire to go around and visit the different areas. I would recommend Matlock or Ashbourne as they have good access into the peak district and also many attractions in the location too for your visit.
What to eat: Fish and Chips, Sunday roast. Visit Bakewell the home of Bakewell tarts and Buxton home for the Buxton Water. Try The Boot in Repton, voted the best gastro pub in the county.
What to do: There are so many fantastic things to do on your trip but the big one has to be to go walking in the peak district. The natural beauty of the countryside is awe inspiring and you will not be disappointed. I recommend, Dovedale and Castleton trails. Here you can also do great mountain biking, horse riding and much more. There are also some amazing Alpaca farms in the district which are really lovely to see!