Cromford is a village of approximately 1500 inhabitants in Derbyshire, in the wooded valley of the river Derwent, 17 miles north of Derby.

11 things to do

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High Peak Trail

Walk or cycle the path of the old [ The Cromford and High Peak Railway] which was opened in 1831. Trail starts at High Peak Junction, just south of the village.

DO   —  Map

Alison House Hotel

Small country house-style hotel in quiet setting, own grounds and rural views. Convenient for industrial heritage Arkwright's Cromford Mill and historic village of Cromford. Family rooms available.

SLEEP   —  +44 1629 822211 —  Intake Lane

Cromford Mill

The first water-powered cotton spinning mill developed by Richard Arkwright in 1771. Buildings are being restored, an informative tour available but little machinery to see.

SEE   —  Mill Lane

Cromford Wharf

Canal warehouse buildings and the northern terminus of the Cromford Canal, built in 1794.

SEE   —  Map

Masson Mill

Sir Richard Arkwright's water-powered cotton spinning mill built in 1783.

SEE   —  Map

Scarthin Books

New, second-hand, rare and antiquarian, music, café, publishing.

Greyhound Hotel Cromford

Built in 1778 by Sir Richard Arkwright.

SLEEP   —  +44 1629 822551 —  Market Place


Specialist fabric shop

BUY   —  +44 1629 825936 —  Mill Road

About Cromford

The area from Masson Mill in Cromford to the Silk Mill in Derby was declared a UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in recognition of the significant sites in the valley that influenced the development of the Industrial Revolution.

Source: wikivoyage