Stretching 15 miles down the valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, this World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes. View the video below for more information or follow the links to explore some of the World Heritage Site attractions.
PEAK DISTRICT ATTRACTIONS
Why not take a cable car ride with sweeping views that you'll never forget. Go Ape on a high wire adventure course in the treetops, step back in time to marvel at ice age "rock art" or take a spectacular subterranean journey in one of our famous caverns. If historic houses are more your thing then we have one of the best in the country here at Chatsworth. You'll soon discover that there are hundreds of things to do in Derbyshire and the Peak District - something for everyone to enjoy!
In the Peak District some of the best attractions can be found in the open air. Stanage Edge is the longest and most impressive of the Dark Peak escarpments, being approximately three and a half miles in length. Take a look at this exceptional video below, made by local film maker Terry Bond as featured on Peak District TV.
Check out the featured attractions on this page, or use the "SEE & DO" search box on the right to dive into everything the Peak District has to offer. There are so many places to visit in the Peak District & Derbyshire, make sure you don't miss any of them!
WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
Strutt’s North Mill is an important element of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, set on the River Derwent at Belper, it is one of the oldest surviving examples of industrialised water-powered cotton spinning mills in the world.
More Important Industrial Peak District Attractions
Get on the water and enjoy a 30-minute glass topped canal boat trip through Standedge Tunnel, the longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel in Britain.
A Grade II listed building, Heage Windmill is the only working, stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. Milling takes place when conditions allow.
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway operate passenger services between Wirksworth and Duffield using heritage diesel railcars, with some steam hauled services between Wirksworth and Ravenstor.
Set in fifty acres of Derbyshire countryside, the National Stone Centre site contains six former quarries, four lime kilns and over one hundred and twenty disused lead mine shafts.