Better in Belper with Bridge Hill House
23 April 2019
The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution fills your view when you stay at Bridge Hill House in Belper. It looks over Belper, a snapshot of Britain's glory days of industrial growth, a time of empire and achievement laid out before you in the Derwent Valley.
Belper started out as a royal hunting estate in Norman times, and the remnants of this remain as Belper Park to the south of town. In early days the town eked a living by making nails - and traditional nailers' huts can be still be found - but come the Industrial Revolution and all that was to change.