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    Welcome to Belper

    Visit the charming market town of Belper to discover the rich industrial heritage at the centre of the Valley that Changed the World.

    Things to do in Belper in the Peak District

    Belper is the only market town located at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

    The town offers a true high street experience, discover why this market town was acclaimed the Winner of the 2019 Great British High Street Awards with some retail therapy. Browse from friendly independent local shops, to Artisan bakeries, delicious delis, and unique stores. Find foods sourced straight from the producer at the farmer’s markets held on the 2nd Sunday of the month and food fairs held twice a year, in summer and December. The markets are placed on Belper’s 200-year-old marketplace surrounded by historic buildings and structures.

    Take a walk down King Street to uncover several award-winning cafes, restaurants and delis which provide a wide range of eateries and speciality foods to tempt your taste buds. You will discover lots of quality of shops which will make your trip worthwhile, from hand-crafted jewellery to beautiful leather products there is something for everybody.

    For evening entertainment, the town offers a relaxed atmosphere with restaurants, cocktail bars, micropubs, and an award-winning independent art deco cinema.

    The town has a Vibrant Belper Food & Real Ale Festival each summer, a Farmers' Market and the second Saturday of each month.

    Belper History & Heritage

    Once a remote Anglo-Saxon settlement. It's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087 as 'Bradelei'. The Normans renamed it 'Beaureparie' meaning beautiful retreat. The introduction of cotton mills by Jedediah Strutt, at the beginning of the 19th Century were to change Belper's landscape, turning this small village into a thriving market town.

    The Derwent Valley is universally recognised as the Cradle of the Industrial Revolution, now holds World Heritage Status. Close by the North Mill are the beautiful River Gardens, there are outdoor concerts during the summer months.

    At the top of the town, you will find St Johns Chapel Heritage Centre. The chapel dates back to about 1250 and contains an interesting collection of old photographs of Belper and memorabilia, it's open weekdays 9.00-12.30 and the last Saturday of every month.

    In The Area


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    White Peak Distillery

    Established in 2016, White Peak Distillery is the first full-scale, craft distillery in the Peak District region.

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    Great British Car Journey

    Boasting a collection of 130+ modern British classics, Great British Car Journey tells the story of the rise and fall of the British motoring…

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    Manifold Barns

    A beautifully converted luxury barn situated in a peaceful location with stunning countryside views. A total of eleven bedrooms with eleven en…

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    The Pump House

    Welcome to our tea rooms in the heart of Bolsover. We sit in our renovated 18th Century cottage on the Market Place in Bolsover Town centre.

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    Belper River Gardens

    Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site adjacent to Strutt's historic North Mill the riverside promenade allows flat easy access…

    The Palfry


    The Palfrey at New Inn

    Creative seasonal fare with wines & specialty cocktails are served in a hip space with a courtyard.

    The Tiger


    The Tiger at Turnditch

    Family run country pub Set In the Heart of Derbyshire, the most stunning views and amazing food!

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    Denby Pottery Village

    Open all year round, Denby Pottery Village is next to the working Denby Pottery, set in a cobbled courtyard with award winning Home, Garden, Cookery…

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    The Dog at Pentrich

    Stone pub with rural views, serving Modern British cuisine and pub classics/sandwiches in the bar.

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    Broadholme Lane Caravan Park

    Easy access onto three tier level site giving beautiful views of the Derbyshire countryside. Five minute walk to friendly country pub `Fisherman’s…

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    Heage Windmill

    Built in 1797 and restored in 2002, Heage Windmill, a Grade II* listed building, is the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England.

    Our Great Itineraries

    Belper North Mill

    Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley

    Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.

    Events in Belper



    GBCM Great British Car Meet

    Join like-minded car nuts and see what the Great British Car Journey and the Great British Car Club is all about



    Great British Car Journey - MG & ZED Day

    Get to rub shoulders with fellow MG & ZED car fanatics from across the UK.



    Great British Car Meet, August Bank Holiday at…

    All makes and models welcome (classic cars, vintage cars or modern cars)…with their owners!

    Trails nearby

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    Belper Heritage Walk

    Learn more about this industrial community and how it has changed in the past 200 years.

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    Derby Heritage Walk

    Discover the southern gateway to the Derwent Valley Milld World Heritage Site.

    Villages nearby

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