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1.13km from Cromford Mills
Gulliver's Kingdom is a beautiful theme park located in the edge of the Peak District National Park with thrilling rides and amazing attractions. The park was originally created by Ray Phillips as a model village for his young children to enjoy, and it is close to the site of the Victorian Switchback rollercoaster ride.
Peak District Mining Museum
1.22km from Cromford Mills
The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is located at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. The museum has a fine collection of old mining equipment and artifacts from the former lead mines of the area including several very impressive pumps of various types - the Derbyshire mines were plagued by water problems, so pumping was very important and a major contributor to the cost of extracting the ore.
1.46km from Cromford Mills
Black Rocks is a weathered outcrop of Ashover grit between Cromford and Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Peak District, England, which can be reached by a short, but steep climb. The site has interesting wildlife walks through different types of deciduous and conifer woodland. Onbe of the nice trekking destination and also The scree slope is an ideal place to search for a variety of rocks and minerals.
Heights of Abraham
1.64km from Cromford Mills
The Heights of Abraham, one of Britain’s top visitor attractions. The estate has been welcoming tourists for over two centuries. The main attraction here is the cable car and Among the attractions in the park, which has been open since Victorian times, are cavern and mine tours. There are also views of the dramatic scenery of the valley of the River Derwent. The cable car was opened in 1984 to provide easier access.
High Peak Junction
1.8km from Cromford Mills
High Peak Junction is the name now used to describe the site where the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, whose workshops were located here, meets the Cromford Canal. Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, and step back in time with the fascinating audio tour.
National Stone Centre
2.09km from Cromford Mills
Set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations offering outdoor and indoor activities for all. One of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of people.
2.26km from Cromford Mills
Riber Castle is one of the Peak’s famous follies having been built by a local industrialist to reside in at one time. Standing at around 853 feet above sea level, high above the Derwent Valley, with its dramatic silhouette of 90 foot high towers and 1450 foot of battlements. It has beautiful gardens stretching down the hillside and offered a world-famous water cure-all until it closed in the 1950s. Today the building is the headquarters of Derbyshire County Council.
3.3km from Cromford Mills
Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire, England, which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for tourists and visitors to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales. Steam services operate throughout the year together with a host of various special events. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch, cream or afternoon tea on the Palatine Restaurant car.
Crich Tramway Village
5.07km from Cromford Mills
Crich Tramway Village is the home of The National Tramway Museum which is an ideal destination for all ages. Visitors can ride the world-renowned vintage trams through their unique period street and out into the open countryside for spectacular views, explore fascinating exhibitions and watch as trams are restored from our Workshop Viewing Gallery. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village-setting with visitors transported one-mile out into the local countryside and back.
5.42km from Cromford Mills
The Cromford Canal used to run for 14.5 miles from Cromford to Langley Mill where it met the Erewash Canal with a branch to Pinxton. Built by William Jessop with help from Benjamin Outram, it's mostly derelict but still makes for a beautiful Derbyshire canal walk. The canal is ideal for walkers of all ages and abilities, and with regular public transport stops along the northern stretch you don’t have to walk back to your starting point if you don’t want to.
7.39km from Cromford Mills
Carsington Water is a reservoir operated by Severn Trent Water located between Wirksworth and Kniveton in Derbyshire, England. The reservoir takes water from the River Derwent at Ambergate during winter months, pumping up to the reservoir by 10.5-kilometre (6.5 mi) long tunnels and aqueduct. Water is released back into the river during summer months for water abstraction and treatment further downstream. It is England's ninth largest reservoir with a capacity of 35,412 megalitres.
Matlock Farm Park
7.42km from Cromford Mills
Matlock Farm Park is a fantastic day out for kids, children, and the family. There's a super indoor play area, The Rainforest, with slides, bridges and so much more, as well as a designated toddler soft play space. Parents can relax with coffee and snacks in our viewing area while children play. There are lots of animals to see and feed, as well as. Bottle feeding of lambs is always a favorite with the children.
7.57km from Cromford Mills
A beautiful and small upland area in a fine position overlooking both the Derwent and Wye valleys. Possibly it is for this reason that it was chosen as a center by the Bronze Age inhabitants of the area, who have left so many traces of their occupation upon the moor. The moor contains at least 70 barrows as well as stone circles, ancient enclosures and standing stones and is of such interest to archaeologists that the whole area is now protected.
Nine Ladies Stone Circle
8.17km from Cromford Mills
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. The Nine Ladies features a creation myth similar to those associated with many other stone circles. Local legend records how nine young maidens danced at the Sabbath to the tunes played by a lone fiddler. For their sin, they were turned to stone.
Robin Hood's Stride
9.07km from Cromford Mills
Robin Hood's Stride is a spectacular tor of gritstone rocks perched on a ridge between Harthill Moor and the Alport-Winster road. It consists of gritstone boulders deeply seamed by water flows. Limited short climbing is possible; nearby Cratcliffe Tor provides more serious routes. The area surrounding Robin Hood's Stride contains traces of barrows, Bronze or Iron Age enclosures, and hut circles, but the most visible monument is the stone circle known as the 'Nine Stones.
Derwent Valley Mills
10.08km from Cromford Mills
The Derwent Valley in central England contains a series of 18th- and 19th- century cotton mills and an industrial landscape of high historical and technological interest. The Valley is exceptionally rich in wildlife with ash and oak woodlands, charming villages, flower-rich pastures, and flowing streams. It offers fascinating insights into industrial and social life during the 18th and 19th centuries.
11.37km from Cromford Mills
Haddon Hall is the finest example of a medieval manor house currently in existence in England. The origins of the hall are from the 11th century, with additions at various stages between the 13th and the 17th centuries, latterly in the Tudor style. The exterior walls are adorned with climbing roses and there is a beautiful terraced garden. Haddon Hall is a popular choice as a film and TV location. A restaurant and gift shop complete the visitor's experience.
Midland Railway - Butterley
11.52km from Cromford Mills
The Midland Railway was one of the most pre-eminent railway companies of its time. The Midland Railway - Butterley has a unique collection of railway locomotives and rolling stock and both Princess Margaret Rose and the Duchess of Sutherland are at the Centre. The railway is also home to the 2 ft narrow gauge Golden Valley Light Railway, which opened in 1991 and partially lies on the trackbed of a former plateway built by the Butterley Company in 1813 to connect its ironworks facilities in But
13.68km from Cromford Mills
A majestic building which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. It has a beautiful garden which is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, and its Victorian rock garden, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.
The Old House
14.25km from Cromford Mills
The Old House Museum in Bakewell is about 200 metres away from the church, situated in the oldest standing building in Bakewell. It houses a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, in 11 beamed rooms. There are 10 rooms on show within the house, plus an outdoor collection of historic artefacts that includes a stainless steel scale model of a mill wheel from Lumford Mill. Many of the rooms feature their original Tudor fireplaces, and the first floor rooms have exposed timber beams.
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Mill Rd, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ, UK
Cromford Mill is the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England. It is now the centrepiece of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a multi-use visitor centre with shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.