National Stone Centre (Derbyshire) Reviews
Description:Porter Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4F. Tel: +44(0)1629 824833.
Newest Review: ... the New Millennium some members of the association decided to build a total of nineteen stretches of dry stone wall in honour of the year 2000. The Dry Stone Walling Association craftsmen flocked to The National Stone Centre armed with about ten tons of their local stone to erect a six metre wall that was similar to the walls that were built in their locality. As you walk along the pathway ... more
Customer National Stone Centre (Derbyshire) Reviews (2)
by - written on 02/04/10 (Very useful, 185 readings)
The National Stone Centre is yet another Derbyshire gem, the centre is situated in Middleton by Wirksworth. The Stone centre lays on land that was once used for quarrying and it is a very interesting place to visit, especially for anyone who is interested in geology. The National Stone centre occupies a massive fifty acres of land and the geological aspects have ensured that the site has become recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A visit to the site near Wirksworth in Derbyshire is an enjoyable and educational outing for all of the family. On your visit you will learn much about stone and its history. The centre will give ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/12/00, updated on 15/02/02 (Very useful, 199 readings)
The National Stone Centre is situated just outside the small town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire and is well sign-posted with the brown tourist road signs. It is a terrific day out and is suitable for all age groups. There is a large free car park and entrance to the centre is also free. The centre covers the area of six disused quarries and you can now see a typical prehistoric tropical seascape from about 330 million years ago. The area is mostly limestone and an enormous number of fossils can be seen in the rocks, which visitors are asked not to hammer at, or take away. The views over the surrounding countryside are also stunning as you look out over the ... Read the complete review
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