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Take in the sights of a thriving market town

An attractive old mill town on the River Derwent in the Amber Valley area of Derbyshire, Belper offers a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, and is conveniently close to Derby - the city is just seven miles to the south. Little wonder Belper was named as the No. 1 'property hotspot' in 2017, with the fastest growing house prices in the country.

Get chapter and verse on Belper

Testament to the cultural heart of the town is its poetry trail, which comprises 20 poems by leading poets such as Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson and Belper's own Beth Fender, situated in public spaces throughout the town. Elsewhere there are regular live music and dance performances, as well as a folk club, all adding to the buzzing local arts scene.

Take to the skies

Derbyshire is famed for its rolling countryside, providing stunning views even from ground level - but for those seeking a truly breathtaking vista, Virgin Balloon Flights offer a range of experiences, taking off from Belper Rugby Club. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Belper? The Travelodge Alfreton Hotel offers great value and is just seven miles north east. Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground Hotel and Travelodge Derby Chaddesden Hotel both provide excellent accommodation in Nearby Derby.