Derbyshire has over 40 million tourist visitors per year. The tourism industry annually contributes more than £2.15 billion to the local economy, and employs over 28,000 people.
Our county is synonymous with breath-taking natural beauty. The Peak District National Park and the National Forest attract millions of tourists each year, along with iconic assets including Chatsworth House.
The popular tourist wellbeing sector is an emerging market in Derbyshire, proving popular with investors. Peak Resort located in the Chesterfield and M1 corridor area is a flagship leisure, health, sport and education resort being developed in 300 acres of forest land in Derbyshire’s great outdoors. Buxton Crescent and Spa is also set to be a big draw for tourists looking to sample high end, luxury hotel accommodation. Set against a backdrop of Georgian splendour, this Grade I listed building is among the most architecturally significant in the country and is set to re-open as an 80-bedroom thermal spa hotel this year. Restoration of the Crescent will be the final piece in the regeneration of historic Buxton which has already seen the restoration of the Opera House, the Pavillion Gardens, the conversion of the Devonshire Royal Hospital to a campus for Derby University and substantial investment in the town’s historic parks.
The £50m redevelopment of the Grade I listed Buxton Crescent will create a five-star luxury spa hotel. The hotel, operated by Danubius, will create 140 jobs and boost the local economy by £4.5m. The development will change the landscape in Buxton, bringing future investment opportunities to the town and surrounding area.