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Attractions In & Around Alfreton


Here are a few visitor attractions in and around Alfreton, for a wider range of visitor attractions check out this page on Amber Valley Info

 

 

Midland Railway Centre


The railway is a very pleasant 3.5 mile ride through a rural part of East Derbyshire. The Midland Railway Centre, Butterley, comprises of a number of attractions including a large railway museum, a 35 acre Country Park, Demonstration Signal Box and Victorian Railwayman's Church, all of which are open every day for the trains to travel trough.

The Narrow Gauge Golden Valley Light Railway and the Butterley Park Miniature Railway both operate most weekends during the summer.

 

 

Heage Windmill


This historic windmill was built in 1797 and known locally as Ned's Mill. After many years of dedicated work from volunteers and enthusiasts the Mill was restored and opened to the public in 2002. Heage Windmill is a Grade 2* listed windmill and is the only working stone-towered, multi-sailed windmill in England. Prior to restoration, she was last worked by miller Thomas Shore in 1919.

 

 

Crich Tramway Village


Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.

 

 

Wingfield Manor


Wingfield Manor has witnessed some of the most important periods of English history. It was here that the plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth 1 was drawn together by a local Squire. He wished to release the captive Mary Queen of Scots and place her on the English throne, but as a result Mary was sentenced to be executed. The Manor is administered by English Heritage and incorporates a private working farm. Visitors are requested to respect the privacy of the owners and refrain from visiting outside official opening hours.

 

 

Matlock Farm Park


Matlock Farm Park is a great day out in the country for all the family. It is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a great day out for all the family.

The park has a varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, turkeys, peacocks, deer, cattle and sheep to name but a few. Children's parties are catered for and horse riding lessons and pony trekking is also available by advanced booking.

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