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Derwent Valley Tours-Derwent Valley Highlights

Type:Guided Tour

Starting at Derby
Each tour has just one pick-up point: Derby leaves from Cathedral Green,


An escorted tour, taking in the major sites of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Your tour guide will point out the places of interest along the valley and weave the history of ‘The Valley that changed the World’ into your journey.

The tour includes:

Visit to the Arkwright Experience and Visitor Centre at Cromford Mills to hear the story of the valley and how it changed the world.

A guided tour of Cromford Wharf and the Cromford Canal aqueduct; an unspoilt example of eighteenth-century engineering within an amazing setting.

A guided tour of High Peak Junction, visiting the oldest railway workshop in the world to discover unique relics and curiosities of this pioneer railway.

A guided tour of Strutt’s North Mill in Belper, where a disastrous fire led to innovation in building technology and the rise of modern skyscrapers.

Walking tour of Belper Mills and the adjacent Edwardian River Gardens.

Drive through tours of Milford and Darley Abbey to discover the special features of these other early water-powered mill communities.

You will have time to buy your lunch at Cromford Mills, or you can bring your own refreshments.

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Booking essential -see our website -Special offer price £25
At present we are offering tours at a special price of just £25 per person (including booking fee). Prices include all admissions.

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Arkwright's Cromford Mills, MatlockPart 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.