Happened to be passing through and noticed that there was free parking on the road outside, walked through side entrance. (there were 2 car parks, one across road and on adjacent to the mill) Discovered this was the World's first water-powered cotton spinning mill, built 1770's before the giant, huge mills built in Manchester. Location chosen due to availability of water nearby. There are other attractions in the area but there were several arty / antique type shops in the mill surroundings itself, there is an old bridge which used to carry traffic to Matlock bath in 1700's but as the mill was built I guess traffic was then diverted around the works. Canal is other side of road, lots of hills nearby for walking / cycling and the poster who mentioned there was no cafe / restaurant in the vicinity, just short distance away in Cromford is The Market Place restaurant which does a 3 course meal + bottle of wine for two for £30, Tuesday to Friday.
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