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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

Towns and Villages

Discover a world of bustling market towns and vibrant villages, where sight-seeing, strolling and shopping are a real pleasure.  Admire everything from sturdy stone cottages to Georgian grand designs on a walking trail, or browse  for local produce and quality souvenirs in one of our friendly market towns.

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Towns in the Peak District

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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Wilmslow

Wilmslow

Wilmslow is a shopper’s paradise. From designer boutiques and upmarket interior designers, to chic charity shops and Hoopers department store, Wilmslow is a small place with a big attitude.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Matlock

Matlock

On the busy A6 road mid-way between Buxton and Derby, once famed for its hydros and spa treatments, Matlock is a bustling commercial centre for the Derbyshire Dales. Matlock is a good base for touring the many local attractions.

 
 
 
Knustford

Knutsford

The town is renowned for its array of restaurants, bars and fine food purveyors. From farmer’s markets and butchers selling locally sourced products, to fabulous fishmongers and divine delicatessens.

 
 
 
Dronfield

Dronfield

Dronfield is a rapidly expanding and progressive township midway between Sheffield and Chesterfield. It stands amidst hills and moorlands, and is within easy reach of the High Peak.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Congleton

Congleton

Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the county of Cheshire in England. It lies on the banks of the River Dane, to the west of the Macclesfield Canal and 21 miles south of Manchester.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Ilkeston

Ilkeston

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