In Towns

Chesterfield is one of Derbyshire's most well-known market towns, so let's take a look around...

One of the most iconic parts of Chesterfield is the famous ‘Crooked Spire’, the spire topping the Church of St Mary and All Saints. This church spire, after being added in 1362 started to become visibly twisted and has become Chesterfield’s adoptive logo! Although the fable is that the Spire was twisted by the Devil himself, historians now believe that the twisting is a result of the use of lead which heats up and expands more on the south side, due to the sun.

Tours up to the top of the Spire are available daily (apart from Sunday) but it is advisable to check with the verger that week’s timetable if planning a special trip (01246 206860) - this is a great experience and rewards you with panoramic views of the town once you get to the top!

As well as it’s Crooked Spire, Chesterfield is also known for it’s markets. With a Victorian indoor Market Hall and outdoor markets happening Mondays, Fridays, Thursdays and Saturdays you'll never be short of interesting stalls to peruse. Thursday is a brilliant day to visit Chesterfield Market as this is the Antique and Vintage Flea Market- it's lovely to spend an afternoon snooping around the hundreds of trinkets, antiques and other miscellaneous items. 

On the last Sunday of the month there's Chesterfield Artisan Market which exhibits over 80 of the very finest artisan traders from around the area- there's also some amazing locally made food on offer including award-winning pies!

The Market Hall, an indoor hall located next to the outside market is a place where you can buy fantastic local cheese and some Derbyshire oatcakes! This classic Derbyshire food is brilliant with cheese, tomatoes and bacon- it’s a bit like a big flat crumpet and is delicious practically any way you eat it. Get into the local swing of things and get yourself some cheese and oatcakes in Chesterfield market hall.

After a five minute walk down Chatsworth Road, you will pass an excellent Micro Brewery and further down, you can sample the local beer from Brampton Brewery. One of the pubs that serves a wide range of Brampton’s brews is the Tramway. Half way down Chatsworth Road, this is a great place to taste the local beers.

Just outside of Chesterfield, about a twenty minute drive north is Renishaw Hall & Gardens. After winning Garden of the Year, awarded by the Historic Houses Association in 2015, this garden won some well-deserved recognition. With it’s pristine Italian Garden, laburnum tunnel and gorgeous woodland, Renishaw is a lovely day out- there’s even a charming café in the courtyard of the house.

Chesterfield also has some great places to eat, including The Market Pub- always popular with locals and has a brilliant busy atmosphere on weekends. There’s also the Vintage Tea Rooms, serving great food and afternoon tea all in a beautifully decorated vintage-style Tea Room. Casa Hotel is another place known for it’s high quality food and service- it also has rooms with private hot tubs and saunas on a balcony!

Chesterfield is located right in the centre of the country, and being so close to the Peak District National Park, this town could be an ideal base for any Peak District or Derbyshire holiday.

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