Commissioned by industrialist Joseph Strutt, the Grade II listed picturesque park inspired the design of Central Park in New York in 1859. The Arboretum is a little hidden away yet is only a ten minute walk from Derby Station.
Derby Arboretum was Britain’s first planned public park, and has a fine collection of historic trees, playground and café.
More things to do
Britain’s first National Park, with countless views to enjoy, hills to hike, stately homes and lovely villages.View
Chatsworth home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is renowned for its rich history and array of art and its garden.View
Stanton Moor is an area of moorland and gritstone rocks and home to the Nine Ladies Stone CircleView
Matlock has a variety of independent, high street and vintage retro shops, cafés, and restaurants, set amongst scenic surroundingsView
Belper is a bustling market town with a diverse mix of shops, named England’s Best High Street 2019.
Bakewell is a popular market town on the banks of the River Wye, known for its unique and delicious pudding.View
Hall Leys Park is a picturesque park with a variety of activities including play area, splash pool, skatepark, electric boats and mini railway.View
Cromford Canal is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a haven for water voleView
Belper River Gardens, adjacent to Strutt's North Mill offer a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent.View
Belper Rowing Boats can be hired during the summer at Belper River Gardens.View
Attenborough Nature Reserve is an outstanding complex of flooded former gravel pits and islands providing exceptional wildlife habitat.View
Derwent Gardens comprise thermal springs creating pools, with grotos and alcoves creating unique riverside gardens
Whistlestop Café and Discovery Centre in the Grade II listed station building provide a welcoming gateway for passengers at Matlock Bath.View
Cromford has a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, in the village centre and at Cromford Mills.View
Black Rocks is a popular walking and climbing area off the High Peak Trail. with superb views over Cromford and Matlock Bath.View
Cromford Canal Narrow Boat Cruises operate the historic narrow boat Birdswood.View
High Peak Junction is home some of the earliest railway buildings in the world.View
High Peak Trail is a 17.5 mile walking and cycling trail near CromfordView
Lea Wood is a semi-natural ancient woodland between Cromford and Whatstandwell.View