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    Welcome to Glossop

    Close to the rugged moorland and wide open spaces of the Dark Peak, this handsome market town is the north western gateway to the Peak District.

    Nestled at the foot of the famous Snake Pass, the market town of Glossop is an excellent base for exploring some of the Peak District's classic walking country, including Black Hill, Bleaklow, Kinder Scout and the Longdendale Valley.

    There's also plenty to interest visitors in picturesque Old Glossop, dating back to the 12th century, with its pretty stone cottages and medieval market cross. Manor Park, originally the grounds of the manor house of the Howard family, is a popular spot for picnics, safe play and special events.

    Down in the main town centre, there's plenty of evidence of Glossop's prosperous past, built on the cotton industry in the 19th and 20th century. Mills have now been imaginatively renovated to house a wide selection of shops, pubs and a hotel, and Norfolk Square is a fine example of Victorian civic pride.

    Shoppers can browse everything from specialist independent shops to famous national stores on the bustling High Street, with its broad York stone pavements and welcoming vibe. Here you'll find everything from specialist books, original artwork and designer clothes to mouth-watering, award-winning local produce ranging from quality meat to craft beers.

    And if you fancy a well-earned break over coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, there are lots of cafés, pubs and restaurants to whet your appetite. Take time, also, to sample some warm Glossop hospitality in the town's real ale pubs and venues and enjoy some of the best live music in the area.

    In The Area



    Dovestone Holiday Park

    Dovestone Park borders the beautiful Peak District National Park, is some 3 miles from the Pennine Way and nestles at the foot of Dovestone reservoir…


    Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club Site

    In the heart of walking country, the site is at the end of a challenging stretch of the Pennine Way with incredible views of the Peak District…


    The Partington Theatre

    Partington Theatre is an historic live theatre, run as a not for profit Charity, situated in the heart of Glossop and surrounded by hills


    Glossop Pool

    A 25m pool, solarium and creche in Glossop.


    Glossop Leisure Centre

    Glossop's central fitness hub, supporting all ages and abilities.

    Trails nearby

    Old Glossop, Shire Hill and Swineshaw Reservoir…

    This wonderful walk takes you out of the lively heart of Glossop town centre, through the historic streets of Old Glossop, and within only a short…

    Glossop Circular Route

    Glossop Circular Walk is a 21 kilometre (13 miles or 30,000 steps) circular walk around Glossop using bridleways, public footpaths, tracks and quite…

    Longdendale Trail

    Cycle along a scenic former railway line that once ran between Manchester and Sheffield, passing idyllic reservoirs along the way.

    The Limestone Way

    The Limestone Way is a superb 46-mile waymarked route across the White Peak landscape of the Peak District National Park.

    Villages nearby



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