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Bustling market towns

Bustling market towns

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Market Towns

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  1. Add Matlock to your Itinerary


    Once famed for its hydro and spa treatments, Matlock's central location, scenic surroundings and public transport links make it a popular base for exploring the best of the Peak District and Derbyshire.

    Pioneering industrialist John Smedley...

  2. Add Bakewell to your Itinerary



    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...

  3. Add Ashbourne to your Itinerary



    With its winding cobbled streets, welcoming Market Place and handsome Tudor and Georgian heritage, picturesque Ashbourne is known as 'The Gateway to Dovedale'.

    While there's no doubt that it's the perfect base if you want to explore the spectacular...

  4. Add Buxton to your Itinerary



    The highest market town in England; Buxton is deservedly renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture - much of it linked with the 5th Duke of Devonshire's ambitions to create a spa town to rival Bath back in the 18th century.

    Among its...

  5. Add New Mills to your Itinerary

    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

  6. Add Chesterfield to your Itinerary



    North Derbyshire's largest market town is perhaps most famous for the distinctive Crooked Spire that dominates its skyline.

    Stories abound as to why it twisted, but its unusual shape is thought to have been triggered by green timber covered with...

  7. Add Belper to your Itinerary



    Birthplace of the world's ground-breaking 'skyscraper technology, Belper has a rich industrial history and lies at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

    Industrial pioneer Jedediah Strutt built one of the world's first...

  8. Add Glossop to your Itinerary



    Handsome market town Glossop is the north western gateway to the Peak District and Derbyshire - close to the rugged moorland and wide open spaces of the Dark Peak.

  9. Add Knutsford to your Itinerary



    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.

  10. Add Cheadle to your Itinerary


    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.

  11. Add Congleton to your Itinerary



    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.

  12. Add Wirksworth to your Itinerary


    With its imposing stone buildings and intricate network of narrow lanes, yards and alleys, Wirksworth is a magnet for lovers of industrial history and heritage.

    Its past fortunes were built on lead mining, a key commercial activity dating back to...

  13. Add Chapel-en-le-Frith to your Itinerary



    Chapel-en-le-Frith originated from a small chapel, built in 1225 by the keepers of the Royal Forest, and is the historic Capital of the Peak. Today, the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith is a small rural town with a historic core.

  14. Add Macclesfield to your Itinerary


    Macclesfield found fame and wealth as a silk manufacturing town - and you can trace the threads of its rich industrial heritage at the Silk Museum and Heritage Centre.

    These days the busy Cheshire market town, situated on the western fringe of the...

  15. Add Leek to your Itinerary


    Known as the 'Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands', Leek is a former textile town with a long and fascinating history.

    Clustered around a stone-cobbled market square, its well-preserved architecture and historical links with the Napoleonic Wars...

  16. Add Swadlincote to your Itinerary


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

  17. Add Derby to your Itinerary



    Dynamic yet compact, Derby is the ideal destination for a taste of friendly and cosmopolitan city life.

    With everything from designer and mainstream shopping and mouth-watering international cuisine to live entertainment and real ale pubs, it's a...