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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 The mills at Belper were powered by the River Derwent and lie within the scenic Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
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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. Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill the riverside promenade allows flat easy access to the gardens and riverside.
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  4. Darley Abbey Mills & Village
    A village within the City of Derby, Darley Abbey contains the most complete of any of the cotton factory sites within the Derwent Valley. The Evans family built four mills on the site: the West Mill, the Long Mill, the Middle Mill and the East Mill. Unfortunately, public access to the inside of the cotton mills is only with the permission of the owners, as most of the buildings have been, or are being, sympathetically restored for commercial use.
  5. 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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  6. The Museum of Making at the Silk Mill, Derby
    COMING SOON Opens Spring 2021
  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. Discover places throughout the valley to stop for refreshments, from riverside cafes to gourmet dining, There are plenty of fantastic farmers' markets and farm shops, passionate producers, local breweries, cosy pubs and great restaurants. There's something for everyone.