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    Welcome to Bakewell

    Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more  tempting treats to offer - ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.

    Things to do in Bakewell in the Peak District & Derbyshire

    Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park's mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.

    Legend has it that the town's famous Bakewell Pudding was created by mistake by a local cook in the mid-19th century. Today her delectable 'jam tart that went wrong' can be sampled at various bakeries and cafés and posted virtually anywhere in the world!

    Bargains galore are on offer every Monday at the bustling outdoor market, and for an extra buzz, head for the livestock market to experience the action in the theatre-like auction ring.

    Cherry-pick choice local produce at one of Britain's best Farmers' Markets or browse in specialist shops selling everything from high fashion and outdoor clothing to handmade chocolates and rare whiskies. Savour a light snack, lunch or dinner at a host of cafés, restaurants, pubs and tea rooms and take a brewery tour and sample world-beating craft beers at Thornbridge Brewery.

    Catch the colour of Bakewell Carnival Week and Well Dressing in July or Bakewell Show, one of the oldest agricultural events in the country, in August.

    Thinly disguised as 'Lambton' in Jane Austen's literary classic Pride and Prejudice, Bakewell is the ideal place for an interesting town walk. Take a stroll through the town and discover scenic buildings, charming courtyards and pretty streets, or feed the ducks during a riverside stroll.

    See below for a list of places to stay in Bakewell including hotels, self-catering cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and more!

    In The Area

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    Peak Village

    Peak Village is nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in the picturesque village of Rowsley, just a stone’s throw from Chatsworth House…


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    Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

    The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.


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    Hoe Grange Holidays

    4 award winning log cabins set on a working farm with stunning views of the White Peak countryside. Unwind in the hot tub or log-fired sauna. Dogs…


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    Chatsworth

    Chatsworth is a place to learn, explore and create in the heart of the Peak District National Park.


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    Bolehill Farm Cottages

    Bolehill Cottages comprise of modern dog-friendly barn conversions wrapped around a tranquil courtyard set within 20 acres of Peak District National…


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    Ashford Mill

    Ashford Mill is an award winning watermill on the River Wye at Ashford in the Water. A Grade 2 listed 3 bedroomed historic conversion. incredibly…


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    Chatsworth Garden

    Chatsworth is welcoming visitors with more than 50,000 new flowering perennials, shrubs and trees as well as a huge, new stone sculpture called…


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    Chatsworth Farm Shop and Café

    Fresh, quality produce from the Chatsworth Estate, tenant farms, Derbyshire suppliers and small food producers.


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    Hoe Grange Gorgeous Glamping Pods and Gypsy…

    Go glamping in style with stunning views of the Peak District countryside from your pillow. Spacious ensuite shower and every luxury you need for a…


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    Tagg Lane Dairy

    Come visit our Luxury ice cream & coffee bar in the heart of the Peak District, just outside of the beautiful village of Monyash and a stone's throw…


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    The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

    The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is located in the heart of the market town of Bakewell in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park.


    Our Great Itineraries

    Discover Derbyshire's hidden food and garden gems

    Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire’s hidden food and garden gems on this fabulous 3-day itinerary around Bakewell, Baslow and Pilsley.


    How to spend 48 hours in Bakewell

    This itinerary is based in the historic market town of Bakewell, famed for its sweet confection, and includes some Peak District classics!


    Day trip from Sheffield: Explore Matlock &…

    The busy market towns of Matlock and Bakewell are a great day out for all the family and the bus is the hassle-free way to travel.


    Events in Bakewell

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    Chatsworth International Horse Trials- NOW…

    A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.


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    Bakewell Country Festival

    A great family day out combining a mix of traditional agricultural elements, family activities, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and more.


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    Chatsworth Family Festival

    Unleash creativity and let imaginations run wild at our inaugural family festival in the Chatsworth Garden.


    Trails nearby

    Bakewell Children's Walk

    This short walk takes you around the beautiful old town of Bakewell, with plenty of opportunities for adventurous kids to explore.


    Rowsley Circular Walk

    Starting and ending at the trentbarton Sixes bus stop in the village of Rowsley, this is a beautiful walk that takes in some of the best countryside…


    Stately homes and standing stones cycle route

    Experience typical White Peak landscape, a Stone Age henge and a Bronze Age stone circle, magnificent historic houses and their parklands.


    Birchen Edge to Chatsworth walk

    This 7-mile circular walk takes in Birchen Edge, Chatsworth and Dobb Edge- all of which are gems of the Peak District. Chatsworth and the surrounding…


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    Peak District National Park Ranger Guided Walks

    Join one of our series of guided walks with official National Park Rangers exploring wildlife, heritage and much more.


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    Bagshaw Hall, Lodge and Mews

    A special opportunity to stay in elegant suites with original features in the historic HALL, or contemporary suites in the LODGE, or in a spacious 4…


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    The Ashford Arms Restaurant

    A lovingly restored historic 17th-century inn with bar, restaurant and rooms. Located in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water


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    The Ashford Arms

    A lovingly restored historic 17th-century inn with bar, restaurant and rooms. Located in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water


    Villages nearby

    Ashford in the Water

    Baslow

    Beeley

    Calver

    Curbar

    Edensor

    Great Longstone

    Hassop

    Monyash

    Over Haddon

    Rowsley

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