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    Welcome to Bakewell

    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.

    Things to do in Bakewell in the Peak District & Derbyshire

    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.

    See below for a list of places to stay in Bakewell including hotels, self-catering cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and more!

    In The Area


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    Hoe Grange Holidays

    4 award winning log cabins set on a working farm with stunning views of the White Peak countryside. Unwind in the hot tub or log-fired sauna. Dogs…

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    Hassop Station Cafe and Monsal Trail Cycle Hire

    A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air.

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    Hoe Grange Gorgeous Glamping Pods and Gypsy…

    Go glamping in style with stunning views of the Peak District countryside from your pillow. Spacious ensuite shower and every luxury you need for a…

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    Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

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    Peak Village

    Peak Village is nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in the picturesque village of Rowsley, just a stone’s throw from Chatsworth House…

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    Ashford Mill

    Ashford Mill is an award winning watermill on the River Wye at Ashford in the Water. A Grade 2 listed 3 bedroomed historic conversion. incredibly…

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    Bolehill Farm Cottages

    Bolehill Cottages comprise of modern dog-friendly barn conversions wrapped around a tranquil courtyard set within 20 acres of Peak District National…

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    Tagg Lane Dairy

    Come visit our Luxury ice cream & coffee bar in the heart of the Peak District, just outside of the beautiful village of Monyash and a stone's throw…

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    Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

    The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.

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    Chatsworth Garden

    Chatsworth is welcoming visitors with more than 50,000 new flowering perennials, shrubs and trees as well as a huge, new stone sculpture called…

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    The Stocking Mill

    This pretty Grade II listed cottage was originally built as a Stocking Mill in the early 19th century and is the perfect country retreat.

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    Lovage by Lee Smith

    Modern British food with a laid-back country feel

    Our Great Itineraries

    Bakewell Pudding

    Discover Derbyshire's hidden food and garden gems

    Explore the Peak District and Derbyshire’s hidden food and garden gems on this fabulous 3-day itinerary around Bakewell, Baslow and Pilsley.

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    How to spend 48 hours in Bakewell

    This itinerary is based in the historic market town of Bakewell, famed for its sweet confection, and includes some Peak District classics!

    Events in Bakewell

    Bakewell Show 2023


    Bakewell Show

    Bakewell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with almost 200 years of history.

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    Sheldon Day

    Sheldon Day - Fun for all in the village of Sheldon

    Chatsworth run


    Chatsworth 10K

    10k run in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth

    Trails nearby

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    Stately homes and standing stones cycle route

    Experience typical White Peak landscape, a Stone Age henge and a Bronze Age stone circle, magnificent historic houses and their parklands.

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    Birchen Edge to Chatsworth

    This 7-mile circular walk takes in Birchen Edge, Chatsworth and Dobb Edge- all of which are gems of the Peak District. Chatsworth and the surrounding…


    Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk

    An interesting 6 or 8 mile walk through woods and fields to visit Chatsworth House in its setting beside the River Derwent

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    Cycling around Bakewell - Chatsworth

    Cycle a picturesque 18 miles taking in stately homes and standing stones near Chatsworth.

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