Darley Park was once the parklands associated with Darley Hall, the home of the Evans family from 1835. The Terrace Cafe is located in the only remaining part of Darley Hall – it was once the billiard room. Darley Hall was demolished in 1962, the outline of the Terrace being the outline of the Hall.
In December 2001, the Derwent Valley Mills in Derbyshire was inscribed on the World Heritage List. This international designation confirms the outstanding importance of the area as the birthplace of the factory system where in the 18th Century water power was successfully harnessed for textile production.
Darley Abbey contains the most complete of any of the cotton factory sites within the Derwent Valley.
Find out more information about the history of Darley Abbey here.
You can also find out what else there is to see and do in Darley Abbey here.