Photograph: Tissington Hall
great days out
Something for everyone including
Alton Towers, wildlife park, national trust and much more…
A UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting the world’s first water-powered cotton mill. Now an industrial heritage visitor centre with cafes and shops. Stroll along the canal towpath and you might spot water voles!
For lovers of fine china and pottery, history, factory shops or just messing with clay! Take a tour of Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater, Gladstone Potteries Museum or Middleport, home to Burleigh, Croft House Barn’s crockery.
David Mellor Cutlery Factory
Tour the factory and watch cutlery being made. With its own cafe, kitchen shop and design museum all housed in an award-winning building and visitor centre. It’s one for keen ‘foodies’
Heights of Abraham
Reach this stunning hill-top site by cable car across the beautiful Derwent valley. Enjoy illuminated caverns, adventure playground and trails and take refreshments in a choice of spectacular settings.