While there’s plenty of history on show in Belper, there’s also plenty of more modern attractions to visit, as well as a wide variety of shops, cafés, delis and pubs to be found along our award winning high street, as well as further afield…
The Ritz Cinema – enjoy a film at the recently restored, independent cinema at the top of King Street.
Belper’s Various Parks – take a stroll in one of Belper’s many parks and green spaces, including the Belper River Gardens where you can hire a row boat, enjoy an icecream and feed the ducks.
Belper Town FC – watch the local football team at Christchurch Meadow.
Chucklebutties – on the doorstep of the Mills is this wonderful children’s soft play centre.
Festivals, Fairs and Regular Events
Throughout the year Belper is alive with an eclectic mix of festivals and fairs, including Summer and Winter Food Fairs, Belper Goes Green, Belper Arts Festival, Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days, Artists and Makers Fairs, The Belper Games and many more.
For an up-to-date list of the wide variety of local events please visit Celebration Belper.
Places to eat
Whether you fancy a light bite, or something more substantial, here’s just a few of the eateries on offer in Belper:
Fresh Ground, located directly opposite the Ritz Cinema at the top of King Street.
Graze, a relative newcomer to the Belper food scene.
Nourish at No 44, mid way down King Street.
The Lion Pub with rooms, based on Bridge Street.
Fresh Basil, a quirky deli on Strutt Street.
The Black Swan, based on the market place.
I Should Cocoa, an artisan cafe selling handmade chocolates and coffee shop.
When visiting Belper make sure you experience the first ever winner of the Greta British High Street of the Year (2014). It includes a choice of interesting boutiques, as well as independent and larger chain shops if you fancy a shopping spree. Here’s just a sample:
DeBradelei Mill, a large former historic hosiery manufacturing mill with lots of shops, and positioned next to McDonalds.
M and Co
Sundial Style, three stories of unique homewares including furniture, lighting and accessories.
Lavender Grey, a little gem selling homewares including Farrow and Ball, East of India and more.
Please note that we are happy to add any other local attractions. Please just send us a sentence about your attraction and a link to your website to firstname.lastname@example.org.