Established by Henry III by royal decree in 1250 , the Charter Market is one of the oldest in Derbyshire. The market town of Ripley continues to offer a small traditional outdoor market on Friday and Saturday.  Independent shops established over generations continue to flourish and offer speciality goods with a friendly personalised service.  The family owned WE Clarkes department store offers a wide variety of quality names without the need to travel to the big cities, making local shopping a joy.


From independent book boutique to specialist interior stores, ethical gifts, music store, Derbyshire deli and antique shops to quality handicrafts you will find lots of reasons to visit Ripley and take some time to enjoy the town centre. 


Special Places not to be missed:

  • Crossley Park - Green Flag town park, bandstand & play water splash area.
  • Clarkes of Ripley, the market town department store that is full of surprises.
  • Relaxing retail from ethical gifts to antiques.
  • Ripley Music Festival - From Classical to Rock  - July
  • Ripley Charter Fair -  All the fun of the Fair - October
  • Crossley Park Summer Concerts - musical entertainment in the bandstand 
  • Ripley Market - Friday & Saturday 


Ripley Town Hall


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