Belper

Belper is a town in Amber Valley, Derbyshire.

Get in

By train

Belper is on the mainline between Derby and Chesterfield/Sheffield, although it is currently only served by one main line train per weekday. It is also served by the Derwent Valley line between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock. Trains run roughly every hour - see www.thetrainline.com for timetable details. The station is unmanned but you must buy tickets from the machine on the Derby bound platform to any destination. (If you join at a station like Derby with a booking office you must buy your ticket beforehand)

By bus

There are regular bus services to Derby, Nottingham, Manchester (a long but beautiful journey on TransPeak) and other local towns. For Ashbourne, change at Derby or take the less frequent direct service.

By car/cycle

Belper is on the A6 and close to the A38. Major roads lead to Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby, Matlock and Ashbourne.

Get around

Shanksie's pony is fine for the main part of town, but pack an extra bottle of pop if you're pushing a buggy or wheelchair from the river to St John's Chapel (especially if you go up Long Row - it's steep and cobbled). Park in the Derwent Street or Coppice car parks (free), Bridge Street, Field Lane and the River Gardens(all pay and display). Some on-street parking is also available.

See

Do

Eat

There are an Iceland, a Morrisons and a Co-op within walking distance of town and several sandwich and cake shops for a quick snack.

Drink

Belper is home to over 30 pubs.

Sleep

Holiday Cottages

Several dotted around the town.

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