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Cheadle

Cheadle

Discover Cheadle, home to 'Pugin's Gem', one of Britain's finest churches and gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley steeped in industrial heritage. Visit the restored Victorian market hall or follow the art trail of unusual sculptures.

 
 
 
Belper North Mill

Belper

Winner Of Winners At The 2014 Great British High Street Awards. Belper is an historic market town situated within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

 
 
 
Leek

Leek

An historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques, good food and award winning teashops. With connections to William Morris, James Brindley, Thomas Wardle and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

 
 
 
Buxton

Buxton

For centuries, Buxton has been a spa town, popular with visitors from around the world. At 1,300 ft above see level Buxton is situated at the heart of the Peak District, amid some of England's most beautiful scenery.

 
 
  • Bakewell in the Peak District
  • Irongate in Derby's Cathedral Quarter
  • Alstonefield in the Peak District
  • Chesterfield traditional market

Markets in the Peak District & Derbyshire

Market towns are a wonderful part of countryside living; and here in the Peak District & Derbyshire we've a few for you to explore, shop and experience local products. 

Some of the best markets in the area are:

Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Chesterfield, Matlock and Leek.

 


Ashbourne Market




Matlock Market


Leek Market


Towns in the Peak District

Alfreton

Alfreton is a small market town about 14 miles north north east of Derby. Legend has it that the town takes its name from Alfred the Great, there is however no proof of this.

 
 
 
Poynton Church

Stockport

Poynton is a prosperous small town with 16,000 inhabitants, surrounded by 'green belt' to preserve the countryside. Close by is Lyme Park and the Macclesfield Canal with its marina at Higher Poynton.

 
 
 
Bakewell

Bakewell

Busy market town in the heart of the Peak District, an ideal place from which to visit the beauties of the surrounding area. The largest town in the Peak District National Park, Bakewell is best known for a confection made by mistake.

 
 
 
Eckington Church

Chesterfield

Eckington lies on the border between Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. Its name is of Saxon origin, meaning the township of Ecca. In medieval times it was a small but important settlement, later transformed during the coal mining era.

 
 
 
Ashbourne

Ashbourne

Ashbourne is a fine old market town, with good shopping, especially for antiques. An ideal base for visiting the Peak District or Alton Towers. Described as 'The Gateway to Dovedale', Ashbourne has much more to offer.

 
 
 
Buxton

Buxton

For centuries, Buxton has been a spa town, popular with visitors from around the world. At 1,300 ft above see level Buxton is situated at the heart of the Peak District, amid some of England's most beautiful scenery.

 
 
 
Leek

Leek

An historic market town with a reputation for unusual shops, antiques, good food and award winning teashops. With connections to William Morris, James Brindley, Thomas Wardle and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

 
 
 
New Mills High Peak

New Mills

The town of New Mills is in an area of spectacular natural beauty standing above a natural rocky gorge known as The Torrs where the River Sett joins the River Goyt. The Torrs is now a park. New Mills is home to Swizzels Matlow sweet company

 
 
 
Glossop

Glossop

Glossop, is a major gateway to the Peak District from the west. Its history dates back to Roman times. A former Victorian mill town, dominated by the cotton industry, Glossop is famous for its annual Victorian Weekend.

 
 
 
Derby

Derby

Derby - the heart of Britain, where 2,000 years of history and the birthplace of industry sit comfortably with a vibrant contemporary culture. A place where a proud tradition of looking forward is balanced with its ancient heritage.

 
 
 
Bolsover

Bolsover

Once famous for the 'Bolsover Buckle' but less well known as the birthplace of the 'forgotten geographer', Peter Fidler. Today Bolsover is famous for its Castle and increasingly popular for the specialist food shop, Jaquest's.

 
 
 
Whaley Bridge

High Peak

Whaley Bridge, the "Gateway to the Goyt Valley" is an attractive small town situated on the edge of the Peak District. The town is at the head of the Peak Forest Canal with the canal basin designated as a conservation area.

 
 
 
Welcome to Swadlincote

Swadlincote

Swadlincote at the heart of The National Forest, home to Sharpe's Pottery Museum and Cornishware is ideally located between the A511 and A444.

 
 
 
Clay Cross

Chesterfield

A small town developed by the 'Father of the Railways' George Stephenson, who discovered coal whilst building the Clay Cross Tunnel and founded the Clay Cross Company. The tunnel still survives today and is know locally as the Mile Long.

 
 
 
Ripley

Ripley (Derbyshire)

Ripley is a small town in the Amber Valley famous industrailists associated with the town are Benjamin Outram and William Jessop. Barnes Wallace inventor of the bouncing bomb used in the Dambuster raids of World War II was born in the town.

 
 
 
Heanor

Heanor

The town of Heanor would have been well-known by D. H. Lawrence. He used the nearby Shipley Hall as the setting for his novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Hall has been demolished but it's gates stand at the entrance to the memorial park

 
 
 
Wirksworth

Wirksworth

An historic town of exceptional character, once the centre of Derbyshire's lead mining industry, its narrow lanes and alleys are a delight to explore. Lead has been mined around Wirksworth since Roman times.

 
 
 
Ilkeston

Ilkeston

Ilkeston is situated in the Erewash Valley in Derbyshire near the border of neighbouring Nottinghamshire.

 
 
 
St John the Baptist Church at Staveley

Chesterfield

Four miles from Chesterfield town centre, Staveley is set in the midst of interesting countryside and the Chesterfield Canal passes through the parish.

 
 
 
Biddulph Grange Garden House

Biddulph

Overall Winner of the Heart of England in Bloom competition, from Spring right through to Autumn Biddulph is awash with colour. Flower beds, troughs and baskets line the streets making this an extremely pretty town.