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Hatfield | United Kingdom
Welwyn was England’s second Garden City, inspired by the ideas of Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928), and is important not just as an exercise in town planning, but for its significance in food manufacturing and retailing. Welwyn lies some 20 km south of the first Garden City at Letchworth. It was ...

Welwyn Garden City
Mill Green Museum
AL9 5PS Hatfield, United Kingdom

Hawes | United Kingdom
The small market town of Hawes near the head of Wensleydale, through which the River Ure flows eastwards from the Pennines towards the sea, is the location of one of England’s most significant textile mill buildings.Gayle Mill, 2 km. south of the town, was built in 1784 by Oswald and Thomas Routh ...

Gayle Mill
Mill Lane
DL8 3R2 Hawes, United Kingdom

Hawes | United Kingdom
The small market town of Hawes near the head of Wensleydale, through which the River Ure flows eastwards from the Pennines towards the sea, is the location of the only factory that still makes the traditional Wensleydale cheese.Since the Second World War when cheesemakers were obliged to produce a ...

Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre
Gayle Lane
DL8 3RR Hawes, United Kingdom

Helston | United Kingdom
The underground tour at Poldark has been described by a distinguished authority as ‘one of the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe’. Poldark, 3 km from Helston, is a multi-facetted visitor attraction that takes its name from a television series, parts of which were filmed there, but it is also ...

Poldark Mine
TR13 0ES Helston, United Kingdom

Hemel Hempstead | United Kingdom
The Paper Trail Project is a unique new industrial exploration centre. Based at the two mills that pioneered paper’s industrial revolution, the project brings together the past of an industry that helped shape the modern world, allows visitors to experience the present of commercial recycled ...

The Paper Trail
Apsley Mill
HP3 9RL Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Hereford | United Kingdom
During the First World War, after the establishment in 1915 of the Ministry of Munitions under the direction of David Lloyd George (1863-1945), the British government built some 240 ‘National Factories’ for the manufacture of munitions, of which more than 20 were for the filling shells and other ...

Rotherwas Royal Ordnance Factory
Filling Factory No 4
The Straight Mile
Hereford, United Kingdom

Hereford | United Kingdom
Nowadays we take the purity of tap water for granted. Yet less than 150 years ago this was the exception rather than the rule, and polluted water supplies were often the cause of disease. Life expectancy was only about 30 years in 1800; by 1900 it had risen to 50. The installation of piped, ...

The Waterworks Museum Hereford
Broomy Hill
WR4 0LQ Hereford, United Kingdom

Holywood | United Kingdom
The museum originated as a traditional open air museum following the pattern of Skansen, portraying chiefly the social life of the northern counties of Ireland in the early twentieth century. It was established in 1958 and opened in 1964 as the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra Manor, 8 km north-east of ...

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
BT18 0EU Holywood, United Kingdom

Hook Norton | United Kingdom
Hook Norton is a substantial village with rather more than 2000 inhabitants, 14 km south-west of Banbury on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. Its brewery was established in 1849 and brewing now takes place in a tower brewery building of slightly later date, of stone and brick construction with some ...

Hook Norton Brewery
Brewery Lane
OX15 5NY Hook Norton, United Kingdom

Houghton | United Kingdom
One of the largest timber-built water mills in Europe, Houghton Mill is open to the public for the main tourist season and welcomes around 14,000 visitors a year. There are 3 floors of information and interactive exhibits relating to the milling process and social history of milling. Visitors can ...

Houghton Mill
Mill Street
PE28 2AZ Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Huddersfield | United Kingdom
The tunnel at Standedge beneath the Pennines on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is 194 m below ground level at its deepest point, and is 4951 m long, the longest in Britain. The engineer for the canal was Benjamin Outram (1764-1805), but it was completed, after his death, with advice from Thomas ...

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Waters Road Marsden
HD7 6NQ Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Keith | United Kingdom
The Strathisla Distillery comprises one of the most elegant groups of buildings in the Scotch whisky industry. The distillery is the oldest in the Speyside region, having been founded in 1786 by Alexander Milne and George Taylor. It has been known by several different names and was called the Milton ...

Strathisla Distillery
Seafield Avenue
AB55 5BS Keith, United Kingdom

Keswick | United Kingdom
Nestling between the peaks at the head of the Honister Pass in the Lake District, the Buttermere and Westmorland Green Slate Company Limited is England´s only Slate Mine. Unlike slate taken from quarries, our Westmorland Green Slate is wholly extracted from beneath the hills - from eleven ...

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Pass Borrowdale
CA12 5XN Keswick, United Kingdom

Kettering | United Kingdom
Kettering grew from a market town with a population of just over 5000 in 1851 to a major centre of shoe manufacturing with nearly 29000 inhabitants in 1901. In the years of its most rapid expansion between 1870 and 1900 about 2000 houses were built with small workshops for shoemaking mostly at the ...

Manor House Museum
The Coach House
Sheep Street
NN16 0AN Kettering, United Kingdom

Kidderminster | United Kingdom
The Drakelow Tunnels formed one of the many underground factories established in Europe during the Second War to avoid attack by bombers. It was excavated in the soft sandstone of the Severn Valley north of Kidderminster in an area where there are many remains of cave dwellings some of which were ...

Drakelow Tunnels
Kingsford Lane Kingsford Country Park
DY11 5SA Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Kidderminster | United Kingdom
This journey into the industrial past is a good 25 km long and leads through the heart of England. The Severn Valley Railway operates almost throughout the year with a huge variety of historic steam trains. It links mediaeval Bridgnorth –in the shadow of Pisa-like leaning tower – with Kidderminster, ...

Severn Valley Railway
Comberton Hill
DY10 1QX Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Kidwelly | United Kingdom
The greatest concentration of tinplate works in Britain was in the western part of the South Wales Coalfield. Hand-worked tinplate mills closed quickly after the Second World War with the establishment of large mechanised mills, and the museum at Kidwelly is one of the few places where the ...

Kidwelly Industrial Museum
SY17 4LW Kidwelly, United Kingdom

Lancaster | United Kingdom
Located within two fine Georgian quayside buildings. Uses sounds, smells and reconstructions to tell the story of the port of Lancaster, the Lancaster Canal, fishing and the ecology of Morecambe Bay. The Maritime Museum was opened in 1985. It occupies the former Custom House of 1764 by Richard ...

Lancaster Maritime Museum
Custom House St. George’s Quay
LA1 1RB Lancaster, United Kingdom

The Lady Isabella water wheel at Laxey is 22m in diameter, and is reputedly the largest in the world. It was designed by Robert Casement, began work on 27 September 1854, and operated pumps in nearby lead and zinc mines, although its estimated power output of 200 hp was much more than was required ...

The Great Laxey Wheel (Lady Isabella Wheel)
Mines Road
IM1 3LY Laxey, United Kingdom

Leeds | United Kingdom
The huge building with Art Deco detailing built by Montague Burton in Leeds in 1934 shows the extent to which the making of garments had become, over the previous 60 years, a factory-based activity rather than the work of individual tailors. It is also evidence of the ‘retailing revolution’ of the ...

Burton Factory
Arcadia Group plc
Hudson Road
LS9 7DU Leeds, United Kingdom

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