Known as the heart of Derbyshire, Amber Valley takes its name from the river Amber, which joins the Derwent at Ambergate. A place of peaceful beauty you will find weathered stone villages dotted between clusters of green landscape. In contrast, this tranquil segment of Derbyshire was once a place of political intrigue, and industrial revolution, and where Florence Nightingale's commitment to pioneer modern nursing gradually took shape.
Today the estimated population of Amber Valley is 126,200 (as of 2021). Amber Valley benefits from having good transport connections to other parts of the country, being easily accessible from the M1, A38, and the arterial road network. If you need advice on travelling around the area visit our getting around page.
Amber Valley has a great community spirit. There's a wealth of visitor attractions, market towns, and natural scenery. The four main market towns Alfreton, Belper, Heanor, and Ripley offer independent stores, stylish boutiques, and artisan shops alongside the familiar high-street name stores.
Enjoy the rich and varied evening culture with a mix of restaurants, cinema, live music, and dance.
We hope you have a great visit!