Visit the Cromford Canal on your journey along the Derwent Valley Line.
Visiting the Heights of Abraham from the Derwent Valley Line
Peak Rail and Derwent Valley Line trains at Matlock Station
Derwent Valley Line
Derby - Matlock
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Plan your trip

Take the train from London St Pancras International to Derby. Trains are frequent and take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Look up times.


Derby Station is at the centre of the rail network with direct services from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Trains from London St Pancras International run twice an hour to Derby throughout the day meaning you can be enjoying a trip on the Derwent Valley Line in just 2 hours from leaving London. 


There are numerous hotels in Derby, several small hotels in Belper, Matlock Bath and Matlock plus numerous B&B’s throughout the Derwent Valley . Matlock is a great base for onward buses to Bakewell and the Peak District National Park with its stunning landscape and fabulous stately homes including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.


Rail travellers can enjoy discounted entry to several attractions in the Derwent Valley including the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway Village, tours of Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills and on a relaxing narrowboat cruise along the Cromford canal.

More lines to explore nearby

Nearby heritage railways