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Cresswell Crags

A limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Visit the "Age of Ice" exhibition in the Museum and Education Centre.

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Crich Tramway Museum and Village

High in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open most of the year round, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.

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Derwent Valley World Heritage Site

The Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire became inscribed as a World Heritage Site In December 2001. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system in the 18th Century when water power was successfully harnessed for textile production. Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, this World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes, including some of the world's first 'modern' factories.

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