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Bakewell

Type:Town

Derbyshire
Bakewell
DE45 1DS
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Bakewell

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Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more  tempting treats to offer - ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.

Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park's mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.

Legend has it that the town's famous Bakewell Pudding was created by mistake by a local cook in the mid-19th century. Today her delectable 'jam tart that went wrong' can be sampled at various bakeries and cafés and posted virtually anywhere in the world!

Bargains galore are on offer every Monday at the bustling outdoor market, and for an extra buzz, head for the livestock market to experience the action in the theatre-like auction ring.

Cherry pick choice local produce at one of Britain's best Farmers' Markets or browse in specialist shops selling everything from high fashion and outdoor clothing to handmade chocolates and rare whiskies. Savour a light snack, lunch or dinner at a host of cafés, restaurants, pubs and tea rooms and take a brewery tour and sample world-beating craft beers at Thornbridge Brewery.

Catch the colour of Bakewell Carnival Week and Well Dressing in July or Bakewell Show - one of the oldest agricultural events in the country - in August.

Thinly disguised as 'Lambton' in Jane Austen's literary classic Pride and Prejudice, Bakewell is the ideal place for an interesting town walk. Take a stroll through the town and discover scenic buildings, charming courtyards and pretty streets, or feed the ducks during a riverside stroll.

If you're feeling active, head to the nearby Monsal Trail for some traffic-free walking, cycling or horse-riding amid some of the prettiest scenery in the Peak District.

Click here for a list of places to stay in Bakewell - Hotels, Self-Catering Cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and more!

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

On the A6 midway between Buxton to the north and Matlock to the south and served by excellent public transport links.Accessible by Public Transport: Matlock station is 8 miles away.

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