About this town

Whether looking for the perfect gift, specialty goods, or a variety of fantastic independent local shops, then the Market town of Heanor is the place to go. The town offers a small outdoor market on Fridays and Saturdays plus independent traders delivering a friendly, tailored service. The stores include Mr Vacuum Cleaner, where all makes, across the ages can be found and repaired. 

Heanor Antique Centre is another must-see, renowned as a three-floor treasure trove with hundreds of eclectic stalls. 

Visit Heanor Memorial Park to enjoy the open space of this recently renovated park, including a bandstand and splash pad for use in the summer months.


Mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Hainoure'. The town of Heanor was once the route of the world's longest tramway running from Nottingham to Ripley.

Shipley Hall was used by D H Lawerence as the setting for his famous novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Hall has been demolished but elaborate iron gates from the house now stand as the entrance to the town's memorial park. The park was established in 1950 and is a memorial to those who lost their lives during WW2. The area where the actual house stood is situated within the attractive setting of Shipley Country Park, where there are over 18 miles of bridleways and footpaths.

Places of interest

  • Heanor Memorial Park An oasis of peace and calm, tucked away behind the historic imposing iron gates from Shipley.
  • Heanor Splash Pad On the edge of Heanor Memorial Park and open late Spring and throughout Summer.
  • Heanor Outdoor Market From fruit and veg to household items come and visit us Friday & Saturday
  • Heanor Antique Centre 4 floors packed with an amazing variety of retro items, antiques, quirky household items. As seen on television!
  • Mr Vacuum Cleaner There is nothing he doesn't know about vacuum cleaners! Visit this interesting shop which repairs and sells vintage, classics to modern day vacuum cleaners. There's even a museum!
  • Shipley Country Park Whatever the season, there's always lots to see and do in the park - walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, angling, picnicking, kite flying, jogging, wayfaring, photography, exploring the park and much more.

Food and drink

Heanor has a number of local independent ale houses some of which have featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide. There is a selection of cafes and bakeries to grab on-the-go food. 


You can see all car parks and charges on our council website at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/roads-and-parking/parking/car-park-locations