Make Your Derbyshire Leisure Break Truly Memorable
With some of the Midlands’ finest attractions on your doorstep, there’s no better base for your Derbyshire leisure break.
The luxury rooms with far-reaching countryside views, the golf courses and all-weather driving range, and the choice of on-site bars and restaurants make Morley Hayes the ideal place to call ‘home’ at the end of a busy day’s sight-seeing in Derbyshire – and with so many wonderful places to visit you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Special leisure break offers and seasonal offers are available at our AA 4* luxury hotel, as well as attraction ticket offers and some convenient shuttle bus services, providing the ultimate luxury break at fantastic value – a perfect combination!
Derby County Football club
Derby County Football club was founded in 1884 and is notable as being one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888. It is therefore one of only eleven clubs to have appeared in every season of league football since its inception. Derby’s competitive history includes two spells as English League Champions, one FA Cup title and an appearance in the European Cup semi-finals. If a weekend at the football is what your after then Morley Hayes is the place to stay.
A shuttle service is available for hotel guests from East Midlands Airport, Derby railway station and visits to Derby County Football Club. Click here for more information.
Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain’s best loved historic estates and the heart beat of the Peak District National Park. With famous works of art, a working farmyard, spectacular fountains and the finest shopping and eating, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Alton Towers is the United Kingdom’s number one theme park, with rides and attractions aimed at every member of the family. Rides include the Nemesis ride and the new Oblivion attraction, a white knuckle ride, and Ug Land a virtual reality cave game. Also the Haunted House and Ripsaw Ride and lots more thrilling attractions and rides. Reduced rates are available through Morley Hayes.
City of Derby
Derby has a great choice of attractions – most of which offer free admission making this an even greater value for money destination. The city’s rich heritage can be seen all around – from the magnificent Cathedral with imposing tower that can be seen for miles around, to artistic treasures at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery – home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Derby’s 18th century master, Joseph Wright.
City of Nottingham
Nottingham is a great place to visit, with many attractions including Nottingham Castle and the famous Robin Hood statue, but there are lots of other things to see and do as well. Grab a coffee in the cosmopolitan Old Market Square and stroll up to the new Brian Clough statue or head out of the City Centre to Wollaton Hall – a magnificent Tudor house set in acres of beautiful park land.
Donington Park Circuit is the new home of the British Formula One Grand Prix and the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, The British Touring Car Championships and World Superbikes. So if you like a fast ride Donington is the place for you.
Peak District National Park
Britain’s first national park, established in 1951, is visited by people from all over the world. They come to find peace, tranquility and adventure, experiencing some of England’s finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. A short break, or longer holiday, will allow you to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery and in the towns, villages and hamlets – amongst the prettiest in the country – you will find a warm and genuine welcome wherever you go.
Crich Tramway Village
Looking for a great day out in Derbyshire? Then look no further than Crich Tramway Village. Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open almost throughout the year, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.
Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century, and is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. Described by Simon Jenkins in 1000 Best houses as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”, this remarkable old house is surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and is set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.
Heights of Abraham
Journey in a state of the art cable car. Follow a guide underground to our spectacular showcaves. Explore over 60 acres of Wooded hillside. Take in the stunning Peak District Views. Experience the life of a lead miner.
Poole’s Cavern is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave situated in the beautiful woodland of Buxton Country Park in Derbyshire and has been visited for 5,000 years since Neolithic tribes first used its chambers as shelter. The cave has been known as ‘The First Wonder of the Peak’ since the 1600s and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary as an official showcave and tourist attraction.
Enjoy a day out at Denby in the heart of Derbyshire. Our Visitor Centre is next to the Pottery in a cobbled courtyard with shops, pottery tours, free daily cookery demonstrations and regular events.