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The Derwent Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Valley that moves the World

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The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

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  1. Part of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, Arkwright's Cromford Mill is the world's first successful water powered cotton spinning mill and acclaimed throughout the world. Come and explore how this remarkable mill site changed the world we live in today with a guided tour and trip inside our visitor centre, cafes, shops and nature walks.
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  2. This 1804, William Strutt, cotton spinning mill is the forerunner of the modern skyscraper. It now houses a museum that celebrates the Strutt family’s contribution to Belper at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution
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  3. These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years.
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  4. Darley Abbey Mills & Village
    A village within the City of Derby, Darley Abbey contains the most complete 18th century mill complex in the world.
  5. The Museum of Making at the Silk Mill, Derby
    NOW OPEN. Celebrating the area’s rich history of innovation, the Museum of Making is a contemporary space space telling Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity.
  6. Derby Museum and Art Gallery holds collections and displays relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and its region.
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  7. Places to eat and drink in the Peak District & Derbyshire
    When visiting the Derwent Valley, trying the local produce and food is all part of the experience - and luckily, we're spoilt for choice.
  8. Join us in the spectacular surroundings of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site for an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars.