The town of Dronfield lies almost equidistant between Chesterfield and Sheffield and just three miles from the Peak District’s boundaries and limitless possibilities.

It sits in a lovely part of the world and is probably the reason the first inhabitants (the town is mentioned in the 1066 Domesday Book) settled here, given its array of natural resources including rivers, streams and woodlands.

Dronfield is a lovely town to visit with plenty of places of interest. The distinctive and quirkily designed Peel Monument, on High Street, is hard to miss and pays tribute to Robert Peel, famous for his repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846.

There are notable buildings and monuments too, including the Grade I listed early 13th century St John the Baptist’s Church as well as its medieval churchyard cross.

There are also five Grade II listed structures in the town which are designated as being ‘particularly important buildings of more than special interest’.

The Green Dragon Inn on Church Street, meanwhile, dates back to 1349 and is still in use today, having originally been the hall of the chantry priests.

Although is appears a touch illogical given Dronfield is very much in Derbyshire, the town is also home to the famous Sheffield FC, believed to be the oldest football club in the world, who play and the aptly named Home of Football Stadium.

Dronfield has a number of famous sons, notably former England football international Gary Cahill and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, while the internationally famous actor Michael Caine – star of many hit movies – lived in the town in the early 1960s.

The Forge Shopping Centre, on Church Street, offers a wonderful and relaxed shopping experience with many quirky and interesting stores for those wishing to indulge in some retail therapy.

Community is also at the heart of life in Dronfield. Home to an impressive leisure centre with numerous activities on offer, the town also hosts a number of standout events throughout the year, including the annual ‘Dronfest’, a family-friendly music festival, as well as the popular Three Valleys Beer Festival, enjoyed by both locals and visitors.

Dronfield is a friendly and welcoming North East Derbyshire town and whether it’s a flying visit en-route to the many attractions nearby or a longer stay, you definitely won’t regret your time spent here.