Darley Abbey: Making The Most Of The Local Area

Nestled in the heart of Derbyshire, Darley Abbey is a picturesque village that seamlessly combines history, natural beauty, and a quaint charm. We love this spot that we get to call home, so we’ve popped together a guide to make sure you make the most of your time here. From historic landmarks to scenic walks, Darley Abbey has something for everyone.

Take A Walk Around Darley Park

We are blessed with a huge amount of open space for being so close to the city. Darley Park is no exception with its meandering river, well-maintained gardens, and ample wildlife. Taking a stroll around the park for a bit of fresh air to calm the nerves makes for the perfect wedding morning.

Enjoy Traditional Tapas At Lorentes

Spend the night before your wedding digging into delicious Spanish tapas and a great bottle of wine over at Lorentes. On the summer evenings, their riverbank garden is the perfect place to enjoy drinks as the sun sets with your loved ones.

Adventure Up To The Peak District

We are right on the doorstep of the Peak District, so if time permits an adventure up in to the Peaks is a no brainer! Whether you can squeeze in a hike, or you just have time to see some of the gorgeous villages, it’s absolutely worth the trip.

Have Breakfast On Darleys’ Terrace

Enjoy views over the weir from Darleys’ sun trap terrace on the morning after your wedding. They serve up delicious breakfast options Friday-Sunday mornings, from a classic full English to soak up the alcohol from the night before, or the lighter option of coffee and cake. Darleys is featured on the Michelin Guide, so it’s a real hidden gem!

Calm The Pre-Wedding Nerves with Drinks At Darley Abbey Wines

Whether you’re in to your wines or another tipple tickles your fancy, our local wine bar is a gorgeous industrial spot filled with loads of instagram-worthy character. These guys know their stuff when it comes to wine, and you won’t be disappointed by their brilliant selection and expertise. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a Thursday or Sunday, you might just catch some live music from local talents.

Darley Abbey, with its blend of history, nature, and hospitality, offers a delightful escape for those seeking a taste of Derbyshire’s charm. With our location right by the city, we have easy access routes and plenty of local amenities, whilst benefitting from a countryside vibe!

If this sounds like the sort of place you’d like to tie the knot, get in touch with the team today.