Ripley, a town with its roots in industry, mainly due to the Butterley Company with its ironworks.
Today the town has a shopping centre, and a leisure centre, and despite rebuilding work some of the original buildings remain to be seen today.
Towns Near Ripley To Visit - straight line distance:Heanor (3.37 miles) Eastwood (4.73 miles) Ilkeston (6.47 miles) Kimberley (7.22 miles)
Denby Pottery Visit the famous pottery.
Wingfield Manor A ruined 15th-century mansion and tower.
Midland Railway Centre Take a ride on a steam train.