Hilton village is situated on the old Derby to Uttoxeter road, the traffic problems solved with the building of the new A50.
It has a few points of interest and escape to more rural bliss is close at hand.
Wakelyn Hall is a fine half timbered house, said to have been the home of the Wakelyn family in the 17th century. It was one of the counties principal houses in the 15th century and reputed to have hosted Mary Queen of Scots on her journey to imprisonment in Tutbury Castle.
Hilton village has several pubs including the 15th century Old Talbot inn and the more modern Hilton Hotel. The present village hall opened in 1989, and a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in the Main Street was built in 1841 and is still a thriving place of worship. There has been much new development in recent years, and Hilton is now a fast growing village, providing an attractive place to live for people working in Derby and surrounding districts. Hilton also has a small retail site which is home to Tesco Express, The Hilton Fish Bar, Hilton Brook pub. In 2012 Aldi opened a store in Hilton.
The old gravel works are now owned by the Derbyshire Naturalist Trust and are a bird sanctuary and a nature reserve.