Welcome to Belper, in the heart of the Derwent Valley and, with our long history, at the heart of the Industrial Revolution.
A town with a vibrant centre, full of independent businesses alongside well known national names. Whether you want a varied shopping experience, a quiet sit down in one of our many wonderful cafes or just to explore our streets, open spaces and beautiful surrounding countryside, you will be made more than welcome.
We are full of community spirit with a wide variety of events taking place - be that a full blown festival or something a little quieter… and it is the the arts which underpins so much of this.
Visit Belper and explore all that our town has to offer.
Discover our history
Discover things you never knew about Belper
Events you will love
There's always something going on in Belper, we're proud of our festivals
Food and Drink
Check out our award winning cafès and restaurants
Shop till you drop
Our independents are the life of Belper’s shopping experience
Get your walking boots on
Explore the Derwent Valley and it's surrounding areas
Explore the town
Take in some stunning sights and some great poetry
Nestled nicely along the River Derwent and not too far from the Peak District, Belper has fast become a go to destination within The Derwent Valley.
It's fascinating historical past, strength of community, independent shops and vibrant cultural activity mean there is always something going on in Belper and we want you to explore every part of it.
Belper was crowned The Best High Street in England at the 2019 Great British High Street awards, making us the only town to win the award twice.
You couldn’t wish for a more vibrant and bustling market town right on your doorstep! It’s eclectic mix of hidden gem shops and a wide variety of eateries and coffee shops, colourful arts scene, historical and cultural events, Belper is a very special place to live, work, shop, stay and be entertained in.