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“Cromford Mill 21st April 2013” 4 of 5 stars
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Cromford Mill
Mill Road, Cromford DE4 3RQ, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Cromford
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Royston, United Kingdom
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“Cromford Mill 21st April 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you like history - then you'll love this. Take the guided tour - not the most professional but certainly factually interesting.
Cromford Mill is undergoing restoration but that did not detract from understanding the history behind its rise and fall.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great to see these buildings being restored and put to good use. Enjoyed visiting the historic displays, and particularly impressed with Arum Lilie Designs, beautiful artwork and sewing, a real find for those who love traditional design patterns.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited with my wife as we were staying in the area. The mill complex itself is a hugely significant piece of industrial heritage, representing the birth of the factory system and first successful use of water powered cotton spinning. Unfortunately we missed he last guided tour so we purchased a brochure and "self guided". As this is a complex site which has been subject to many changes over the years and is currently undergoing conservation we found interpretation "not so easy", even with the brochure. I would definitely recommend visitors time their visit to coincide with a guided tour so as to get the most out of it.

Visited March 2013
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“Learn about our industrial heritage and the amazing people trying to preserve it..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Fascinating insight into industrial heritage. So much work has been done be volunteers and charity fund raisers who hope to bring this site alive again. Made us feel very humble as we heard about conditions of the cotton mill workers and grateful for how we live now .

We did the tour which was very interesting and visited the café for a welcome cuppa. Also has a well stocked shop with lots of gifts, books etc.and other outlets e.g. a garden nursery, antiques, crafts etc.

There is still so much to do so please support them and go and see for yourselves.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We visited just after Christmas and found the cafe to be a lovely, cosy, inviting place. Excellent homemade mince pies and the lunches coming out looked so good I wished we hadn't booked a table elsewhere later in the day.

Visited January 2013
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