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  • East Midlands Tourism Bronze
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Information Centre, free entry


Located in the 17th century Old Market Hall

Located in the 17th century Old Market Hall


Old Market Hall,
Bridge Street,
DE45 1DS

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Located in the 17th century Old Market Hall in the centre of town, Bakewell Visitor Centre is fully accessible. The experienced staff provide a comprehensive information service for the National Park, offering advice on local events, public transport and how to make the most of your visit to the area. The retail area displays a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts. Gifts, souvenirs and local maps are also available as well a large selection of literature to appeal to walkers, cyclists and enthusiasts of the Peak District National Park. We are also able to book accommodation anywhere in the country or reserve you theatre tickets for Buxton Opera House and a variety of other local events.
The centre has a photography gallery located upstairs on the mezzanine floor (floor -lift provided). The Peak District Photography Gallery has been created to highlight the special qualities of the National Park whilst supporting local professional landscape and wildlife photographers in the display and sale of their work. The gallery, located upstairs on the mezzanine floor presents a visual celebration of the Peak District National Park.
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Disabled accessGift shop

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 218685  Lat: 53.21364 Long: -1.67410

On the A6 midway between Buxton to the north and Matlock to the south.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system