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Derwent Dam

Address: off the A57, Peak District National Park, England
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96%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams, Landmarks
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Type: Dams, Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sliema, Malta
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171 reviews 171 reviews
129 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Derwent Valley is full of beautiful scenery in an area where nature has not been spoilt by human habitation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My friends and I we wanted to organize a "Natural trip", so after looking several locations, we finally decided to visit this National Park. Amazing green and golden landscapes, awesome castles and stone cottages, wonderful animals, and two great lakes, this is the description of this green lung in the middle of England. You must go and enjoy with your... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The views are beautiful,the dam full of social history and a place that can be enjoyed by all the family You can see the ruins of Tin town,the area where the dam builders lived and it has a calming atmosphere There is a wonderful guidebook to buy which explains how the Dam was built and the village that had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Walked part of the Derwent dam. Very beautiful walk by the water, well worth a visit. The Derwent Dam was used by the Dambusters for practice with their bouncing bomb.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Did aprox 14 miles around derwent and Howden resevoirs.... accidentally missed out Ladybower which we will return to do another day.... lovely ride... hard at times .... especially on the stoney path before 'slippery stones' but so worth it...a little while after here was tarmac and the most amazing wooded area and beautiful autumn scenery on a lovely sunny October... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a favourate haunt for our family having Labradors and now pugs too , it's only a 35 minute drive from my house so an easy drive on warm days , the parking in the visitors center is very good although very busy on a weekend , the derwent dam is a very beautiful piece of engineering and is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been already few times nearby. Walked from Ladybower reservoir to Upper Derwent dam. Also climbed Win Hill from Drewent Dam. Very beautiful walk! Cheap parking nearby ( £2.50 all day) - Heatherdene, Derbyshire S33 0BY Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A tiny but fascinating museum housed in the West Tower of Derwent Dam. Full of memorabilia including an excellent video and a real size dummy bouncing bomb. Ignore the ridiculous "beware the museum" comment. This is a wonderful little place and so much effort has gone into it by the owner. Brilliant to be there yesterday when the only 2... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

History, architecture and beautiful surroundings. Watch out for the ducks at the carp ark, they're thugs! Wonder at the sheer size and structure of the dams. Enjoy the beautiful landscape as you walk, taking in the heather gorges and the wile life.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

If your looking to get off the beaten track this is the place to go. We went on a cycle ride round the lake and it was beautiful. The place is alive with the history of the Dambusters who practised here. There are cars allowed to use the access road and parking in one of the official car parks will... More 

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