There are 33 UNESCO sites in the UK and British Territories overseas.
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site along Derbyshire’s Derwent Valley. The Industrial Revolution was born in these factories, some of which have now been converted into museums, restaurants and cafes. Here’s how a perfect weekend might unfold.
Stunning before and after images reveal transformation of Derbyshire canalside cottage; Jon Ball; Derbyshire Times
Stunning new pictures reveal how a historic Derbyshire cottage – reputedly once visited by Florence Nightingale – has been transformed.
Was industrial espionage behind creation of world’s oldest factory?; Gurjeet Nanrah; Derby Telegraph
Some parts of the original structure still stand today…
Planning a weekend in Derby? From the best museums to vibrant festivals to the top brunch spots, read this guide to get the most of your 3 days in Derby!
The word ‘travel’ may stir up images of planes, far-off destinations and tropical climates but, sometimes, you don’t need to go very far for a rewarding adventure. In my case, a weekend in Derby turned out to be one of the best trips of last year.
A few weeks ago, we left London on a train bound for Derbyshire. I had done my research before leaving for Derby, but nothing could have prepared me for what I found: a city full of culture, friendly people, history and a surprisingly excellent food scene.
I hope my ultimate guide to a weekend in Derby will make you want to add this vibrant city to your upcoming travels.
An industrial landscape of great significance, the Derwent Valley Mills served as the birthplace of the modern factory, or ‘mill’, system.
Derwent Valley Mills is a historical site located on the banks of River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. The site characterized by the 18th to 19th-century cotton mills of historical significance. The modern factory traces its origin to the Derwent Valley Mills where Richard Arkwright’s new technology of spinning cotton was put to the test. The system was adopted throughout the valley with the system spreading to other parts of the country by 1788. The new technology enhanced the production of cotton which could now be done continuously. The Arkwright’s invention and system of utilizing labor found its way To the Europe and the US. The mills cover an area of 4.7 square miles spanning to 15 miles stretch of the Derwent Valley.
This walk through Derby’s industrial past features one of the world’s first factories…
Source: Great city walks: Derby