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Visit Wirksworth

 Carsington Water and the Ecclesbourne Valley


St Mary's Gate Wirksworth


There are a number of pubs in the town, some of which serve real ale or are known for their unique atmosphere, these include the Quarrryman, which is a popular pub on Trip Advisor, also the Royal Oak, The Lime Kiln and others. There are a number of popular cafes including The Pullman Buffet at the railway station, Websters Cafe at the Heritage Centre, The Cafe at Dale End, Scarthin Books cafe in Cromford, and cafes at attractions such as the National Stone Centre (the Blue Lagoon Cafe) and at Cromford Mill (Wheatcroft's Cafe). Take-Aways can be found at the Bird's Nest Chinese on St John's Street, Wirksworth Fish Bar and Wirksworth Balti, also on St John's Street.

Websters Cafe at Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Health, Beauty and Medical Services


Wirksworth provides local health, care and medical service for the district, as well as Beauty Services ranging from hairdressers to nail bars. Wirksworth Health Centre is on Hannage Way and provides a centre for local doctors and essential medical care. The town has a number of dental providors including Genesis Dental Care on Coldwell Street and Oasis Dental Care at Steeple Grange. Fosmans Opticians can be found on St John's Street. There are also veterinary services in the town including McMurtry and Harding  on St John's Street. In terms of therapy such as complimentary health, there is Peak House Practice on St John's Street and osteopathy can be found at Peak Osteopathy in the Town Hall on Coldwell Street. Paynes Pharmacy is in the Market Place.

Cash points, Banks and Professional Services


There are cash points at the Co-op superstore on Harrison Drive and the Nat West Cash Point is on St John's Street. Banking services can be found at Wirksworth Post Office on Mountford Avenue. The library can be found on Coldwell Street in the Town Hall building. There are estate agents in the Market Place. IT services can be found at Pepper IT at New Bridge Works. The Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust has its headquarters in Wirksworth at Number 1 Greenhill and Wirksworth Town Council is at the Town Hall on Coldwell Street. The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is headquartered at Sandy Hill at Middleton by Wirksworth opposite the Rising Sun Inn.


Petrol, Shopping and Retail Services


For petrol, there is the Co-op Petrol Station and Superstore on Harrison Drive in the town. In terms of local shopping Wirksworth has a range of small individual shops from Butchers to Bakers, General Grocery Stores etc in the the town centre, Cromford village also has some local shops near the Greyhound Hotel. There are also gift and souvenir shops of various kinds as well as antiques and art shops on St John's Street and in the Market Place. If you are looking for books, there is the Wirksworth Book Shop at Dale End and the Scarthin Book Shop and Cafe at the Promenade in Cromford. For larger retail services you can while away an afternoon pottering round Masson Mills, which is just north of Cromford traffic lights on the A6. In terms of car servicing, this is available at Almark Garage on West End in Wirksworth and there is a car wash at the Co-op Superstore and a hand car wash at Adam Bede Garage on Derby Road.

Facilities for businesses


Should you be interested in locating your business in Wirksworth, the town hosts some 450 large and small businesses and companies ranging from Technolog, Willow Direct and Breasley Foam to small independant artists and consultants. Space for small business start ups can be found at New Bridge Works on Coldwell Street and at Haarlem Mill on Derby Road. Space for industrial use can be found at Ravenstor Industrial Estate, Porter Lane Industrial Estate and Kingsfield Industrial Estate, also on Derby Road. Advice on local business facilities can be found from Wirksworth Town Council.


Wirksworth is the principal town for a wide area of the southern Peak District. Wirksworth town and its adjacent villages of Middleton and Cromford provide a range of services and facilities for a district with a population of 14,000 people. The district includes a number of villages which depend on the town for medical and leisure services, school catchment and shopping. These include nearby Ashleyhay, Alderwasley, Kirk Ireton, Callow, Hopton, Carsington, Brassington and Idridgehay.


Services and Facilities are listed below, the list is not intended to cover all facilities and services. There are four categories:

Entertainment, Leisure, Drinking and Dining;

Health, Beauty and Medical Services;

Cash points, Banks and Professional Services;

Petrol, Shopping and Retail Services.

Entertainment, Leisure, Drinking and Dining


Wirksworth provides a range of activities and attractions (see the attractions page for things to do) these include the Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth Leisure Centre and Gym, Wirksworth Swimming Pool and Sporting Facilities including the outdoor football and hockey pitches at the Leisure Centre and at Kingsfield Cricket Ground.


In terms of eating and drinking Wirksworth has the award-winning Mistral Restaurant in the Market Place and a number of eating places ranging from the Umami Restaurant to the Hope and Anchor pub and Otto Coffee to Cicchetti by Carlo.

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