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Venture a little further and you’ll come to High Peak Junction (1830), one of the world’s oldest surviving railway workshops, and the Leawood Pumphouse with a working steam engine dating back to 1849.
In another panoramic spot on the west side of the gorge, Gulliver’s Kingdom is a theme park for kids aged 3 to 13.
A linchpin of the Derwent Valley UNESCO site, Richard Arkwright built this water-powered cotton-spinning mill in 1783.
One of the many innovations made by this construction was placing the staircase in a central projection, which left the factory floors open and uncluttered.
The Great Rutland Cavern puts you in the boots of a 17th-century mining family, and has lots of well-preserved inscriptions by miners on its walls.
A good complement to the Heights of Abraham’s showcaves, this museum back on the valley floor goes into depth on the region’s lead mining history.
In the 18th century the paths were reached by ferry, as the cast iron bridge at Derwent Gardens wasn’t constructed until 1969.
Children can also scurry through three mock mine tunnels, while there’s an abundance of antique equipment recovered from mines in the area.
You could walk north towards the picturesque town of Bakewell and the magnificent Chatsworth House, while to the south the valley becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as the place where the modern factory system was founded in the 18th century.
We’ll mention Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills and the Cromford Canal below.
For views that take in the valley, Matlock Bath and nearby landmarks like Riber Castle, make for the Victoria Prospect Tower, dating back to 1844 or the Tinker’s Shaft platform, which has panels detailing the lead mining history of the Heights of Abraham.
The Long View pavilion records the 240-year history of the Heights of Abraham as a visitor attraction while the Masson Pavilion is dedicated to the Great Masson Cavern.
You won’t be able to ignore the Wills Founder Water Pressure Engine, now 200 years old, which used gravity to pump water from the underground. Howie also left a huge collection of minerals to the museum.