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.
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Great Longstone is an old, pretty, Derbyshire and Peak District village, situated 2 miles north of Bakewell off the A6020.
From A6 at Ashford in the Water, take A6020 to sign for Great Longstone.
From Chesterfield take A619 to A6020 to sign for Great Longstone.
: 6 miles from Grindleford station