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Strutt's North Mill                                            Belper                                          www.belpernorthmill.org.uk
William Strutt built North Mill in 1804 as the first 'fire-proof' cotton spinning mill and most technologically advanced building of its time.  It houses a museum that celebrates the Strutt family contribution to Belper at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.  Displays and hands-on exhibits show the history and technology of spinning, framework knitting and the Derby Rib attachment, Brettles hosiery collection, chevening and hand nailmaking.  Also nearby worker's housing and renown River Gardens.
Directions:  At the Triangle in Belper, Junction of A6 and A517

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Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill BarrowNr MonyashAncient Monument
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound.

Bolsover CastleBolsoverCastle
There’s a fairytale quality to Bolsover Castle that makes it a firm favourite with anyone looking for a great value day out in the East Midlands. Highlights include the sumptuously painted walls and ceilings of the Little Castle, intricately carved fireplaces and the magnificent indoor Riding School. There is plenty to do for all the family in the Discovery Centre with its fascinating audio-visual displays, and extensive grounds to explore with lots of green space for a family picnic. And with panoramic views over the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover has everything you need for a fun day out in Derbyshire.

Bolsover Cundy HouseBolsoverOther Building
This charming cottage-like 17th century conduit house, with vaulted stone-slab roof, once supplied water to Bolsover Castle.

Calke AbbeyTicknall, DerbyHouse & Garden
A country house and estate preserved in 20th-century decline. A place poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, telling the tale af an eccentric family who amassed a huge collection of hidden treasures. The house has been little restored, portraying a period when great country houses struggled to survive. In the walled gardens explore the orangery, the flower and kitchen gardens or walk around the fragile habitats of Calke Park National Nature Reserve.

Crich Tramway VillageCrichMuseum
Unlimited vintage tram rides in a recreated village street, indoor and outdoor play areas, shops, tea-rooms, Workshop Viewing Gallery, Pub, Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail.

Denby Visitors CentreDenbyPottery
Attractive centre around a cobbled courtyard with shops, small musuem, daily pottery tours, restaurant and free cookery demonstrations. Free entry & parking. Open all year.

Duffield CastleCastle
The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles. The foundations, the story and views are all that remain today.

Hardwick HallChesterfieldHouse & Garden
One of the most splendid houses in England. Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s, and unaltered since: yet its huge windows and high ceilings make it feel strikingly modern. Outside, stone gleams and glass glitters in the light. Its six towers make a dramatic skyline. Climbing up through the house, from one spectacular floor to the next, is a thrilling architectural experience. Rich tapestries, plaster friezes and alabaster fireplaces colour the rooms, culminating in the hauntingly atmospheric Long Gallery.

Hardwick Old HallNr ChesterfieldHouse
The re-modelled family home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most remarkable women of Elizabethan England, stands beside Hardwick New Hall which she had built later in the 1590s. Though the Old Hall is now roofless, visitors can still ascend four floors to view surviving decorative plasterwork, as well as the kitchen and service rooms with our audio tour. An exhibition in the West Lodge describes Bess’ adventures in architecture, and how she transformed her birthplace from a medieval manor house into a luxurious Elizabethan mansion. Combined with a trip to the New Hall, it is a memorable day out in Derbyshire.

High Peak EstateEdale EndCountryside
The estate stretches from the heather-clad moors of Kinder to the gritstone tors of Derwent Edge, and from the peat bogs of Bleaklow to the limestone crags of Winnats Pass. The wild Pennine moorlands are of international importance for their populations of breeding birds and mosaic of habitats. Sites of particular interest include Mam Tor, with spectacular views, landslip and prehistoric settlement; and the famous Snake Pass. Kinder Scout, where the Mass Trespass of 1932 took place, is the highest point for 50 miles. The Trust also owns several farms and a café in the beautiful Edale Valley.

Hob Hurst`s HouseNr ChesterfieldAncient Monument
A square prehistoric burial mound with an earthwork ditch and outer bank. Named after a local goblin.

Ilam ParkIlam, AshbournePark
Ilam Park and the South Peak Estate are situated in the spectacular setting of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District. Enjoy the Park's beautiful location beside the River Manifold. Relax in the tea-room with amazing views of Dovedale, browse in the shop or discover the newly refurbished visitor centre with changing exhibitions. You can stay on our caravan site in Ilam Park, or our Wetton Mill holiday cottages. Use it as a base to explore the other parts of the South Peak Estate, such as the rich daleside grasslands and ash woodlands in dramatic Dovedale and magnificent Manifold Valley.

Kedleston HallDerbyHouse & Garden
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th century and continue to live at the Hall. Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating objects acquired on his travels in Asia and while Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905). Used as a key location for The Duchess', the recent Hollywood blockbuster.

Longshaw EstateNr SheffieldPark
A wonderful place to discover spectacular views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. Explore the unusual sites of Longshaw's past, from millstone quarries to packhorse routes. The Visitor Centre, housed in the Shooting Lodge, is the ideal starting point for Longshaw and the Peak District.

Nine Ladies Stone CircleStanton in Peak, Nr BakewellPrehistoric Site
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor.

Old Manor, TheNorbury, AshbourneHouse
Medieval hall featuring a rare king post, Tudor door and 17th-century Flemish glass. Gardens include a parterre herb garden.

Peveril CastleCastletonCastle
The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Mentioned in the Domesday survey, Peveril Castle is one of England’s earliest Norman fortresses. The keep was built by Henry II in 1176. A climb to the castle at the top of the hill to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Hope Valley is a highlight of a family day out in Castleton. Explore the remains of the keep including the garderobe (medieval lavatory)! Displays in the visitor centre tell the story of Peveril as the administrative focus of the Royal Forest of the Peak, a royal hunting preserve since the 11th century.

Shardlow Heritage CentreShardlowCanal Museum
18th Century canal port traditional museum, audio visual introduction, open Easter to October Sat Sun and Bank Hols, noon till 5 pm. Guided walks for groups.

Stainsby MillDoe Lee, ChesterfieldMill
Come and explore the workings of a fully operational watermill, which gives a vivid evocation of the workplace of a 19th-century miller. Flour is ground regularly and is for sale throughout the season.

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of ChildhoodSudbury, AshbourneHouse & Garden
Two totally different experiences sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Explore the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by our archive film, interactives and displays

Sutton Scarsdale HallArkwright TownHouse
The imposing shell of a grandiose Georgian mansion built in 1724-29, with an immensely columned exterior. Roofless since 1919, when its interiors were dismantled and some exported to America: but there is still much to discover within, including traces of sumptuous plasterwork. Set amid contemporary garden remains, including ha-ha ditch and parish church.

Wingfield ManorSouth WingfieldManor Ruin
The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house arranged round a pair of courtyards, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall. This monument to late medieval ‘conspicuous consumption’ was built in the 1440s for the wealthy Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England. Later the home of Bess of Hardwick’s husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, who imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots here in 1569, 1584 and 1585.

Winster Market HouseNr MatlockOther Building
This restored market house is a reminder of when fairs were prominent features of local life (now houses information room).


 
American AdventureIlkeston
Arkwright's Cromford MillCromford
Assembly RoomsDerby
Bagshawe CavernBradwell, Hope Valley
Bakewell Tourist Information CentreBakewell
Beehive Farm Woodland LakesSwadlincote
Belper North MillBelper
Belper River GardensBelper
Blue John Cavern Castleton
Bluebell ArboretumAshby-de-la-Zouch
Bradwell Antiques CentreBradwell, Hope Valley
Brierley Forest Park and Visitor CentreHuthwaite
Britain Pit FarmRipley
Buxton Museum & Art GalleryBuxton
Buxton Opera HouseBuxton
Buxton Tourist Information CentreBuxton
Carsington WaterNr Ashbourne
Castleton Village MuseumCastleton
Catton HallSwadlincote
Caudwell's MillMatlock
Chatsworth HouseChatsworth, Bakewell
Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery Chesterfield
Chesterfield Tourist Information CentreChesterfield
Chestnut CentreChapel-en-le-Frith
ConkersSwadlincote
Crooked Spire ChurchChesterfield
Derby CathedralDerby
Derby Gaol & Pie Shoppe Derby
Derby Heritage CentreDerby
Derby Industrial MuseumDerby
Derby Museum & Art GalleryDerby
Derby Tourist Information CentreDerby
Derbyshire Dales National Nature ReserveOver Haddon, Bakewell
Donington Grand Prix CollectionDerby
Donington ParkCastle Donnington
Dunge Valley Gardens Kettleshulme, High Peak
East Midlands AirportCastle Donnington
Elvaston Castle Country ParkElvaston, Derby
Elvaston Castle Steam RallyDerby
Erewash MuseumIlkeston
Eyam HallEyam, Hope Valley
Eyam MuseumEyam
Foremark ReservoirMilton
Glossop Heritage CentreGlossop
Glossop Tourist Information CentreGlossop
Gullivers KingdomMatlock
Haddon HallBakewell
Heage WindmillHeage
Heights of Abraham Caverns Matlock
High Peak Junction Workshop Cromford
High Peak TrailMiddleton by Wirksworth
Hope Gallery, TheHope
John SmedleyLea Mills
Lea GardensMatlock
Life in a LensMatlock Bath
Magpie MineSheldon
Manifold Valley Visitor CentreBuxton
Markeaton Park Craft VillageDerby
Masson Shopping Village and Historic MillsMatlock
Matlock Bath Aquarium & ExhibitionsMatlock
Matlock Bath Tourist Information CentreMatlock
Matlock Farm ParkMatlock
Melbourne HallMelbourne, Derby
Middleton Top Engine House and Visitor CentreMiddleton
Midland Railway - ButterleyRipley
Moira Furnace MuseumSwadlincote
National Stone CentreWirksworth, Matlock
National Tramway MuseumMatlock
New Mills Heritage & Information CentreHigh Peak
Old House Museum, TheBakewell
Pavilion GardensBuxton
Peacock Heritage CentreChesterfield
Peak CavernCastleton
Peak Cycle HireMatlock
Peak District Mining MuseumMatlock
Peak District National ParkBakewell
Peak RailMatlcok
Pickford's House MuseumDerby
Pollyanna PickeringOker
Pooles Cavern & Buxton Country ParkBuxton
Q GalleryDerby
Renishaw Hall GardensRenishaw
Revolution House, TheChesterfield
Ripley Tourist Information CentreRipley
Royal Crown DerbyDerby
Safari Parties' at Grange Wood ZooSwadlincote
Sharpe's Pottery Visitor CentreSwadlincote
Shipley Country ParkHeanor
Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of History and IndustryDerby
Speedwell CavernCastleton
St Johns Chapel and Heritage CentreBelper
Staunton Harold ReservoirNr Melbourne
Steeple Grange Light RailwayTansley, Matlock
Stenson Bubble Party BoatDerby
Temple MineMatlock
Teversal Trails Visitor CentreTeversal
The M&C Collection of Historic MotorcyclesBakewell
Tissington Hall and GardensTissington
Treak Cliff CavernHope Valley
Wirksworth Heritage Centre Wirksworth, Matlock

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