An attractive limestone village set around a pretty little green with an old cross.
The village lies under the ridge of Longstone Edge, 2 miles from Bakewell. It has some charming old cottages along the main street, a handsome Georgian Manor House and a pretty church dating from the13th century. Former industries included lead mining and shoemaking, now it is a quiet residential village along with nearby hamlets of Rowland, Hassop and Little Longstone.
Things to do; There are some excellent routes for walkers and cyclists in and around the village. Just beyond Little Longstone is the famous viewpoint at Monsal Head and the Monsal Trail runs past the old station, ¼ of a mile to the south. Numerous paths lead up to the edge where there are superb panoramic views. Well Dressings are held annually in both Great and Little Longstone and there are also Flower and Arts Festivals. There is a well-stocked village shop, a country house hotel and two pubs, plus inns at Little Longstone and Hassop.
Open all the time
Derbyshire, DE45 1TS
Map reference: SK 199716 Lat: 53.24104 Long: -1.70326
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 6 miles (9.7 kms) from Grindleford station
|Sat 18 - Sat 25 May 2013||Flower Festival|
|Sat 22 Jun 2013||Walk on the Wild Side - Ranger Guided Walk|
|Sat 29, Sun 30 Jun 2013||Open Gardens|
|Sat 13 - Sat 20 Jul 2013||Well Dressing|