Established by Henry III by royal decree in 1250 , the Charter Market is one of the oldest in Derbyshire. The market town of Ripley continues to offer a small traditional outdoor market on Friday and Saturday.  Independent shops established over generations continue to flourish and offer speciality goods with a friendly personalised service.  The family owned WE Clarkes department store offers a wide variety of quality names without the need to travel to the big cities, making local shopping a joy.


From independent book boutique to specialist interior stores, ethical gifts, music store, Derbyshire deli and antique shops to quality handicrafts you will find lots of reasons to visit Ripley and take some time to enjoy the town centre. 


Take a look at Ripley Town Centre here


Special Places not to be missed:

  • Crossley Park Green Flag town park, bandstand & play water splash area. Musical entertainment at the bandstand in the summer months.

  • Ripley Charter Fair takes place in April & October, all the fun of the Fair!

  • Ripley Music Festival takes place in July, with genres from classical to rock

  • Ripley Market Fridays & Saturdays

  • Midland Railway, Butterley  Heritage Railway, museum, model railways, shop, children's playground and country park. Free parking!

  • Butterley Reservoir Built around 1795, it is the largest of three built to service the Cromford Canal. Now members of the public can visit the reservoir for a circular walk.


Ripley Town Hall


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