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Historic Interest

Very interesting place with lots of historic significance for the surrounding area. John Smedley is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Interesting Record of our Industrial heritage

An interesting World Heritage Site, that illustrates the early years of the industrial revolution... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place with lots of historic significance for the surrounding area. John Smedley is an iconic brand and it is well worth visiting their factory and shop.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank PatriciaDE24
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An interesting World Heritage Site, that illustrates the early years of the industrial revolution spread throughout the Derwent Valley, well worth a visit for people of all ages. Several of the sites have restaurants and tea rooms providing reasonable value for money food. Lots to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A bit out of matlock you will find the pretty buildings of john smedleys mill with its lovely bridged room with its iconic clock. We just went to buy the knitwear which is all john smedley and all top quality and fantastic value. On the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank swpratt
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The rushing waters of the Derwent River as it plunged 15 miles through its narrow valley provided the power that drove some of the earliest mills of the industrial revolution. Here you can see the famous mills built by Richard Arkwright, John Smedley and William...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank beantony15
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Drove an hour to visit Belper North Mill and found that it's closed on weekdays during winter, and the museum at Masson Mill is closed all winter. This is a world heritage site, and frankly I find it to be a bit of national embarrassment...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank NomDG
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We were staying in Derby and my wife noticed Belper River Gardens and Strutt Mill Complex and suggested that we visit? We Did and Very pleased that we did. It was a lovely day for January, Warm and bright and we parked in a small...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This is a linear site starting on the northern outskirts of the city of Derby and ending and the southern end of Matlock Bath. The birthplace of the factory system that did so much to change the world for good or ill depending on your...More

Date of experience: April 2012
4  Thank Shovel6
Reviewed 13 May 2012

This is one of English UNESCO World Heritage sites, definitely the longest one. It starts up north at the Masson Mills, close to village of Cromford, where the south end of the site is located in Derby city center. When trying to visit all (or...More

Date of experience: April 2012
6  Thank endrju_74
Reviewed 18 July 2011

The tour of Cromford mill is very limited. Despite the impression the website carefully allows you to form, the original mill building is still an empty shell, with no floors or ceilings, let alone any machinery. So the 1 hour, £3.50 tour is just a...More

Date of experience: July 2011
11  Thank bugbear6502
Reviewed 30 July 2010

During my summer holiday, I went to Masson Mill (which is part of the Derwent Valley Mills). It is totally fantastic and fabulous. There are exhibitions and also a museum talking about what is going on in the past there. Clothes were made there. I...More

6  Thank HKSARHippo
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