So what makes Duffield so appealing? Maybe it is the unique and historical's local amenities for modern living or perphaps the excellent rail links and its outstanding schools.

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Modern Living in Duffield

Duffield may be rich with heritage but also offers all the conveniences and facilities of modern living. On entering the village you'll find a variety of shops and services, banks, newsagents, supermarket and a Post Office on the main high street.

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The brand new doctors surgery and medical centre together with an optician and dentist also offer peace of mind. 

Parents are particularly attracted to Duffield by its outstanding schools. The Ecclesbourne Secondary School, William Gilbert Endowed Primary School and The Meadows County Primary School are all high achieving schools.
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Local Amenities

Numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops in the village provide ideal places to meet up with friends or just simply relax. Then there's the art gallery, an interior design shop, an antiques shop and two excellent delicatessens with some great locally sourced dishes.

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Duffield really is a completely self-sufficient village!

In the village itself there is an excellent range of amenities. For sporting activities there is a tennis club, a squash club and a cricket club. The Chevin Golf Club has a highly renowned 18 hole course. The local area has great walks and cycle routes through the glorious countryside. On a less active but equally sociable level, there are musical interest groups such as The Derwent Valley Wind Band and the Duffield Singers. The village hosts an annual carnival and has an active community association. Bell ringing is also available at one of the five local churches!
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Duffield's railway station provides an excellent service to take you directly to Nottingham and is seven minutes from Derby. Once there you'll find yourself just 90 minutes from London St Pancras, where you can now board a Eurostar train directly to Paris or Brussels.

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To really interact with history the recently restored railway line between Duffield and Wirksworth promises a steam train experience not to be missed. 

The Ecclesbourne Valley is one of Derbyshire’s most lovely and unspoilt valleys, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby, at Duffield, to Wirksworth, an ancient market town known as the Gem of the Peak. By taking the train to the line’s far northern terminus at Ravenstor (on its own little branch line from Wirksworth) those of you who like fresh air and a pleasant uphill ramble can join the High Peak Trail, from where there are nearly twenty miles of traffic-free paths into the heart of the Peak District. From this same destination at Ravenstor, you are just a few minutes’ walk from the National Stone Centre and the Steeple Grange Light Railway, and close to Middleton Top Visitor Centre and the Black Rocks picnic area.


Eyes Meadow Recreational Ground

In 1973 Duffield Parish Council purchased Eyes Meadow Recreational Ground from the creditors of Rolls Royce for the village of Duffield. This saved the site from development and ensured that sport and recreation continued to be available for all the residents of Duffield.

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“Children settle in well as a buddy system is used to help them make friends. They have good relationships and play and work well together, learning to negotiate and problem solve as individuals and within a larger group, which develops self-esteem.”

“ The nursery environment is resource rich in all rooms”

“Staff have a good understanding of how to create a safe and welcoming environment in which risk is minimised”

“Children develop positive attitudes towards healthy eating through projects and discussion and are offered a wide variety of healthy snacks and meals”

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Properties in Duffield

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14 Phildock Wood Road
OIRO £465,000
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