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Derwent Valley Tours: Valley Highlights

£25 per person
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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.

Our escorted tours start from either Derby at 9.30am, or Matlock at 9.45am.

We are scheduled to arrive back between 5 and 5.30pm.

Tour dates are as follows;

28th April (Thursday)
5th May (Thursday)
12th May (Thursday)
19th May (Thursday)
26th May (Thursday)
1st June (Wednesday)
9th June (Thursday)
16th June (Thursday)

Derwent Valley Tours: Valley Highlights

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