Derbyshire is a county that seems to be right in the middle of England. Tourism in Derbyshire, as with many other English counties, is favored by its wealth of natural beauty. The earliest national park in the British Isles, Peak District National Park, is one of the Derbyshire attractions often visited by outdoor enthusiasts. Another of the natural Derbyshire sights that delight tourists is the National Forest, only part of which is found in this county; things to do in Derbyshire National Forest include taking wildlife walks and visiting things like the Ashby Castle and the Twycross Zoo, which has the larges collection of primates in the world. The capital city of the county, Derby, provides tourists with the opportunity for Derbyshire shopping, both in characteristic, local shops and in a modern shopping center. After you've spent a weekend in Derbyshire shopping, check out Derby Cathedral, England’s smallest Anglican cathedral, dating to the 10th century. An integral piece of Derbyshire culture is found in the Derwent Valley Mills, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site; indeed, this area is considered to be the birthplace of the industrial revolution.
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