Amber Valley, the Heart of Derbyshire, hosts a wide selection of superb attractions offering something for everyone. The scenery through the Derwent Valley is truly magnificent with beautiful gardens including Belper River Gardens set in the World Heritage Site.
Crich Tramway Village, offers you the opportunity to ride on the vintage trams all day. There is a brand new George Stevenson exhibition hall adjacent to the Victorian main street, or why not learn to drive a tram!
At the Midland Railway – Butterley, near Ripley there is one of the largest and most varied railway collections with trains running on some three miles of track, including the narrow gauge railway and stationary engine workshops.
The magnificent woodlands valley compliment the towns and villages, which grew out of the early cotton spinning industry and are now designated a World Heritage Site. Strutt’s North Mill in Belper contains examples of early cotton spinning machines and the finest collection of stockings made during the nineteenth century.
Visit Heage windmill to climb this unique mill and see flour produced at this working mill.
Nearby gems include Kedleston Hall, the finest work of the Scottish Architect Robert Adam, where Mrs Garnett the Housekeeper might welcome you to the house.
There is a well-established Individual Factory Shops Trail including Denby Pottery Visitor Centre and the De Bradelei Mill Shop complex. At Denby tour the Craftroom and visit the Cookery Emporium.
What's on Offer
Four Derbyshire towns include the historical town of Belper within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Plus Alfreton, Heanor & Ripley.
Places to Visit
Belper River Gardens,Matlock Road, Belper,Derbyshire
Crich Tramway Village, Matlock Road, Crich, MATLOCK.DE4 5DP
De Bradelei Stores, Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire
Tel: 01773 882442
Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, Denby, Derbyshire. DE5 8NX
Tel: 01773-740799 www.denbyvisitorcentre.co.uk
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire
Tel: 01629 536831 www.derwentvalleymills.org
Heage Windmill,Chesterfield Road, Heage, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2BH
Tel: 01773 853579
Kedleston Hall (NT), Quarndon, DERBY. DE22 5JH
Lea Gardens, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5GH
Tel: 01629 534380
Midland Railway – Butterley, Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ
Shipley County Park, Visitor Centre, Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX
Tel: 01773 719961
Strutt’s North Mill, Home of the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre
Belper North Mill, Bridgefoot, BELPER. DE56 1YD
Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Alfreton DE55 7NH
Tel: 01246 857436
A wide selection of independent guest accommodation.
Centrally Located within Derbyshire. Good Road networks via M1 Junction 28, A38 and A6.
Alfreton, Langley Mill, Belper, Duffield & Ambergate Stations.
East Midlands Airport