Attractions

attractions

The landscape may be our biggest free attraction, but there are plenty of other places to visit in Amber Valley that will take your breath away.  Some of our top attractions can be found below, don't forget to click for more information to help plan your visit.


Alfreton Heritage Centre
Heritage Chapel, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, DE55 7FF
01773 832349


Alfreton Heritage Centre
Alport Height & Alport Stone (National Trust)
Alport Lane, Ashley Hay, Belper DE56 2DQ. SK304515

The area has some wonderful viewing points. From Alport Stone you can see for miles and miles. Administered by the National Trust, it is the occasional venue for events such as kite flying.

Alport Height & Alport Stone
Belper Heritage Centre
St Johns Chapel, The Butts, Belper DE56 1HX
01773 822116


Belper Heritage Centre
Belper River Gardens
Matlock Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BE
01773 570222

These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years.

Belper River Gardens
Crich Stand
Plaistow Green Road, Crich, Derbyshire DE4 5DP
01773 852350

This is perhaps the most famous landmark in Derbyshire and is situated over 340 metres above sea level. The Stand is the memorial of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, dedicated to the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and the Mercian Regiment.

Crich Stand
Crich Tramway Village
Crich, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP
01773 854321

Take a tram ride through time at Crich Tramway Village, home of The National Tramway Museum - an ideal destination for all ages.

Crich Tramway Village
Croots Farm Shop & The Shires Eatery
Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4AQ
01332 843032

Visit the award winning Farm Shop, set in an idyllic farmyard and complete with resident shire horses. The shop offers a range of home-grown and local food; fresh and locally produced including shop made sausages, pies and pastries. Sample the delicious products in the kitchen or take home and enjoy.

Croots Farm Shop
Crossley Park
School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3GT
01773 570222

A Green Flag Award winning park situated in the heart of Ripley. Crossley Park is well used by local people and visitors to the area.

Crossley Park
De Bradelei Stores
Chapel Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1AR
01773 882442

De Bradelei Stores in Belper has become a mecca for bargain hunters, attracting customers from all parts of the country.

De Bradelei Stores
Denby Pottery Visitor Centre
Derby Road, Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX
01773 740799

The pottery skills of generations can be seen at the home of Denby on a Guided Tour. The centre has a museum, shops, free demonstrations and Bourne’s Restaurant.

Denby Pottery Visitor Centre
Heage Windmill
Chesterfield Road, Heage, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2BH
01773 853579

This unusual six sailed, stone towered mill has been restored to enable it to grind corn into flour for the first time in nearly 100 years. Known locally as Ned's Mill, the wooden machinery and picturesque position make a visit a must.

Heage Windmill
Kedleston Hall - National Trust
Kedleston, Derbyshire. DE22 5JH
01332 842191

Kedleston Hall is a breathtaking neo-classical house set in landscaped parkland. The house was built between 1759 and 1765 for Sir Nathaniel Curzon to house his collection of fine paintings and furniture and has the most complete and unaltered examples of Robert Adam interiors in England.

Kedleston Hall - National Trust
Lea Gardens
Long Lane, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5GH
01629 534380

During the spring and early summer, you will find one of England's finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. The spectacular colours have to be seen to be believed. The gardens also include many rare trees, shrubs and alpine plants.

Lea Gardens
Midland Railway - Butterley
Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ
01773 570140

The Midland Railway was one of the most pre-eminent railway companies of its time. The Midland Railway - Butterley has a unique collection of railway locomotives and rolling stock and both the Princess Margaret Rose and the Duchess of Sutherland are at the Centre.

Midland Railway - Butterley
National Heritage Corridor & The Derwent Valley Heritage Way

Stretching from Ladybower Reservoir in the north to Shardlow in the south, the walk through the valley offers varied scenery and a way-marked route. Passing through the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth Park and the breath taking scenery around the Derbyshire dales and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the riverside path continues to Journey's End where the Derwent flows into the River Trent.

National Heritage Corridor
Shipley Country Park
Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire. DE75 7GX
01773 719961

Located near to Heanor, Shipley Country Park offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape with leafy pathways, reservoirs, tranquil lakes, large woodlands and wildlife meadows. You can walk or ride on 18 miles of footpaths and bridleways through the park.

Shipley Country Park
Strutt's North Mill
Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1YD
01773 880474

The historic North Mill on the River Derwent at Belper, Derbyshire, UK, is one of the oldest surviving examples of industrialised water-powered cotton spinning mills in the world.

Strutt's North Mill
West Shed
c/o: Midland Railway-Butterley, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ
01773 743986

Visit The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust’s 'WEST SHED' to see our historic steam locomotives and railway carriages and learn about them through museum displays and films. See what's going on in our active engineering workshop from the viewing gallery above.

West Shed
Wingfield Manor - English Heritage
South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7NH
0870 333 1181

The dramatic ruins of Wingfield Manor stand on a hill above the village of South Wingfield. Built around 1439 the Manor became the prison of Mary Queen of Scots on three occasions.

Wingfield Manor