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Where to Visit in the Derwent Valley

Visit Cromford

and surrounding area

Visit Cromford, a village on the southern edge of the Peak District, well known through its connection with Sir Richard Arkwright.

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Visit Cromford in the Derwent Valley

Visit Belper

and surrounding area

Belper is the world’s first Cotton Mill town. From history and heritage to great high street shopping, the area has something to offer everyone.

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Visit Belper in the Derwent Valley

Visit Darley Abbey

and Derby

The village of Darley Abbey contains the most complete 18th century mill complex in the world and The Silk Mill, in Derby is one of the oldest factories

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Darley Abbey Mills

Attractions

in the Derwent Valley

Whether you’re visiting for half a day, taking a weekend break, or having a well-deserved extended vacation, there is plenty here, in and around the World Heritage Site, to stimulate your interest.

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Attractions in the Derwent Valley Mills

Hidden Heritage

in the Derwent Valley

Discover forgotten treasures and hidden heritage tucked away in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and read the story behind them

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Hidden Heritage

Our Festivals

discovery days and more

The World Heritage Site Discovery Days Festival is the biggest annual event in the Derwent Valley Mills calendar – unfortunately, due to the pandemic we are holding our Festival online this year.

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Our Festivals

Food and Drink

in the Derwent Valley

Without a doubt, you’ll be able to satisfy your appetite in the Derwent Valley – and we know you’ll receive a warm welcome wherever you choose to eat!

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food and drink in the Derwent Valley

Accommodation

in the Derwent Valley

If you’re planning to visit us in the Derwent Valley and you are looking for accommodation for a night or more, we have plenty of choice for you.

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Accommodation

Get Active

in the Derwent Valley

Walking & Riding around Amber Valley; Belper Heritage Walks; Darley Abbey Heritage Walks; Milford Heritage Walks; Station to Station Walks

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