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Crich Tramway Village

PUBLISHED: 16:40 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:27 15 May 2015

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village

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Crich Tramway Village is no ordinary day out. The village setting of lovingly restored buildings is not only the perfect home for the nations collection of vintage trams but gives visitors the opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a time now past.

Don’t be fooled however by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as there’s a lot to see and do. Trams run to and fro all day long carrying visitors down the cobbled street and out into the surrounding countryside where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley.

 

The Workshop Gallery gives you the opportunity to watch engineers close up as they go about servicing working vehicles and carrying out restoration work on needy trams. Visit the depots and you will be able to see over fifty vintage trams from all different eras, towns and countries, you may even spot one from your own home town!

 

The buildings that make up the village have come from all parts of the country, many demolished brick by brick before being transported to Crich and lovingly rebuilt and restored. Here within the heart of the village you will find the souvenir shop Scothern & Williamson and Barnett’s Traditional Sweet Shop and should you be in need of refreshment there are also Rita’s Tearooms and Red Lion Pub which welcomes all members of the family.

 

Catch a tram out to the Woodland Park where you will find the start of the Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail. Visitors can stretch their legs on a trail that winds its way through native woodland, now home to some amazing and unusual sculptures. Children will be thrilled to ride on the back of a giant wood ant, come face-to-face with the Green Man and get lost in the stone labyrinth. The walk also features a leaf trail where children can take brass rubbings of native leaves.

http://www.tramway.co.uk/

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