Derwent Valley Mills - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Derwent Valley 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.
Attractions Near Derwent Valley Mills
5.42km from Derwent Valley 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.
Midland Railway - Butterley
6.81km from Derwent Valley 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
Crich Tramway Village
6.83km from Derwent Valley 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.
National Trust - Kedleston Hall
8.46km from Derwent Valley Mills
Kedleston Hall is a breathtaking neo-classical house set in landscaped parkland. The house was built between 1759 and 1765 for Sir Nathaniel Curzon. It has a collection of fine paintings and furniture and has the most complete and unaltered examples of Robert Adam interiors in England. It was one of the fine examples of architecture and also it will be worth visit.
High Peak Junction
8.54km from Derwent Valley 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.
8.93km from Derwent Valley Mills
Codnor Castle, located near the village of Codnor, between Ripley and Heanor, was home to the powerful de Grey family for centuries during the medieval period, but now is regarding as a 'Building at Risk' by Historic England. The castle is a stone keep and bailey fortress and was established by William Peverel. The present fragmentary remains represent a three-storey keep and a strong curtain wall and ditch, flanked by round towers.
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