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DERBY HERITAGE WALK 3
I. The walk leaves the Tourist Information Centre, passing the Assembly Rooms Box Office, before taking the pedestrian crossing over Full Street, heading onto Exeter Bridge, and descending the steps into the River Gardens in front of the Council House.
1. EXETER BRIDGE
A fine stone bridge built in the mid 1800s, replaced an earlier wooden one, taking its name from the Earl of Exeter whose house stood nearby. The bridge was widened during reconstruction before the Second World War.
2. THE COUNCIL HOUSE
The outbreak of Second World War delayed the completion of the Council House, but after the end of the war, the outstanding work was soon completed and Princess Elizabeth opened it on the 27 June 1947.
3. THE RIVERSIDE GARDENS
Created before the building of the Council House, they provide a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The weir, missed by so many visitors to the city who tend to migrate towards the busy shopping centre, is a particularly attractive feature of the river scene.
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PLACES TO VISIT ON THIS WALK
Pride Park Football Stadium (0870 444 1884) the home of Derby County Football Club, provides behind the scenes tours of the stadium, which will impress the visitor whether they are a football fan or not. Please telephone for bookings and full tour details.
Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre (01332 712800) established in 1756, now exports fine china all over the world. The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre, shop and restaurant facilities are open to the public daily and factory tours are available during the week.
Alvaston Park, a large attractive park, located about two miles to the south of Derby. It is linked to the city centre by a riverside path suitable for both walkers and cyclists. The path provides an important recreational route through Derby to the south.
Bennett's Coffee Shop (01332 344261) situated on the right hand side, part way up Iron Gate. Set in a pleasant galleried location, towards the rear of the main shop. Teas and coffee served daily, as well as a delicious range of pastries and traditional meals.
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