Belper's Facilities

Belper has a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and interesting places to visit, some of which are listed below.

Belper North Mill

Belper North Mill in Belper was built in 1804 and is one of the oldest surviving examples of an industrialised, iron framed 'fire proof' building.

The grade I listed building forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and is recognised as one of the most important buildings from the industrial revolution in the world. The North Mill website has more information.

Belper River Gardens

These unique riverside gardens have been giving visitors a beautiful place to stretch their legs and view the River Derwent for over 100 years.

Located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site next to our historic North Mill the riverside promenade gives easy access to the gardens and riverside.

The gardens include shrubberies, flowerbeds, water features and a central bandstand.

A children's play area is inspired by the history of Belper and the cotton mill industry of the world heritage site.

Rowing boats can be hired in the summer to take a trip along nearly three miles of the river and there are band concerts, outdoor theatre and other special events in the grounds throughout the year.

There's a pay and display car park and public toilets.

St John's Chapel.

This small stone building, tucked away in a quiet corner of Belper, dates from around 1250 and was built by William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby.

The Beaurepaire Garden

Find a lost garden at Bridge Foot close to the mills. The former garden to the Cottage Hospital, it has been lovingly restored by the enthusiasm of a dedicated local Belper man Peter Davies. It's now a peaceful spot to sit and relax.

Nailmakers and Mill Workers Cottages

Take a walk and view the historic mill workers cottages that are still in existence. Joseph Street, Mill Street and Long Row are where some of the main clusters of original houses can be found. On Joseph Street you can also see a former nail shop.

Photo of Belper North Mill Museum and the River Gardens
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The grade I listed building forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and is recognised as one of the most important buildings from the industrial revolution in the world. The North Mill website has more information.

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