Belper River Gardens

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Belper River Gardens: In 1905, George Strut, a major landowner and employer in Belper, agreed that the river above the weir should be used for recreational purposes and a boathouse and landing stages were built. A new entrance was built, paths were laid, the ground landscaped and an arboretum created. Refreshment facilities were provided in a Swiss style tearoom, and a promenade was built at the waters edge with plenty of seating to enable visitors to relax and enjoy the view. Today in these tranquil gardens hidden away behind a large brick wall you will still find flowerbeds, an arboretum, a bandstand, water gardens, a childrens playground and boating facilities.

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The main entrance to the River Gardens is opposite East Mill, Mill Street, off the A6. Access is now possible from Strutt's North Mill, past the semi circular weir.

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Nearest railway station is Belper.

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Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Phone: +44 1773 880474
Email: info@belpernorthmill.org.uk

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