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    Welcome to Chesterfield

    One of Derbyshire's most popular and historic market towns, Chesterfield is perhaps most famous for the distinctive Crooked Spire.

    The distinctive Crooked Spire dominates the skyline. There are numerous local legends as to why the spire twisted, but its unusual shape is thought to have been triggered by green timber covered with heavy lead tiles.

    Whatever the truth, the base of the spire of the Parish Church of St Mary's and All Saints - which stands at 228 feet high and 'leans' 9 feet and 6 inches from its true centre - is a great place to get a panoramic view across the town and beyond.

    You might have seen photographs of it before, or even caught sight of it from the train, or from your car. Maybe you already know that it's 228 feet high, and that it 'leans' 9 feet 6 inches from its true centre.

    Back on solid ground, Chesterfield is a paradise for shoppers, with its handsome Market Hall and cobbled Market Place, home to one of the largest open-air markets in England, with a host of regular markets including farmers' and artisan markets.

    Nearby in the charming Shambles are a cluster of independent shops and cafés, while you'll find famous High Street names at the Pavements and Vicar Lane Shopping Centres.

    If you're fascinated by history, visit the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery charting Chesterfield's commercial and industrial past, or take a short drive to Revolution House at Old Whittington, where a plot was hatched to overthrow James II in 1688.

    Eating out is a gourmet experience, thanks to everything from Michelin-recommended restaurants and welcoming cafes and tea rooms to gastro and real ale pubs. You can also enjoy live drama, music, comedy and much more at yhe Pomegranate and Winding Wheel theatres.

    Right on the doorstep you'll find the National Trust's magnificent Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, the last and greatest house built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1500s, and impressive Bolsover Castle, a 17th century fairytale mansion, with its magical Little Castle, enchanting Venus Garden, indoor riding school and breathtaking views.

    Also close by are Renishaw Hall & Gardens, ancestral home of the literary Sitwell family, and Creswell Crags, one of the most northerly places on earth to have been inhabited by our Ice Age ancestors.

    Heritage-lovers shouldn't miss a visit to Barrow Hill Roundhouse, the UK's oldest surviving operational railway roundhouse, which hosts a number of spectacular events each year.

    In The Area


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    Casa Hotel

    Casa Hotel is an award-winning hotel in the heart of Chesterfield. Since 2010, Casa has been creating wonderful four-star experiences for our…

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    Matlock Farm Park

    Come on down to Matlock Farm Park, the ideal place for families to visit to enjoy the fresh air and have fun with our friendly animals.

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    Peak Edge Hotel

    Perched above the market town of Chesterfield, Peak Edge is the perfect rural retreat with a 4-star boutique hotel and restaurant.

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    Cocina Restaurant

    The award-winning Cocina restaurant, located within Chesterfield's four-star hotel, Casa, gives an authentic taste of British food with a Spanish…

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    Red Lion Restaurant at Peak Edge Hotel

    Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, the historic Red Lion restaurant boasts a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere…

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    Winding Wheel Theatre

    Hosting a diverse programme of events including West End musicals, stand-up comedy, music concerts and lectures.

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    Renishaw Hall & Gardens

    Renishaw Hall and Gardens have been home to the Sitwell family for almost 400 years. The present owner, Alexandra Sitwell, welcomes you to visit her…

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    Hob Hurst's House

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    Wholesome Italian hospitality. Nonna's serve a memorable, friendly & familiar feel at every visit.

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    No. 4 – Clowne

    Situated right in the heart of Clowne village, No.4 is the perfect place to relax with friends and family in unique and historic surroundings.

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    Dobbies Garden Centre – Barlborough

    Popular Garden Centre with a large restaurant, coffee bar and a stylish outdoor terrace.

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    Hagg Hill Hall

    Historical property with swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, BBQ hut, outdoor chess-set and more.

    Our Great Itineraries

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    Car-free guide: Things to do in Chesterfield

    There's so much to see and do near this iconic Derbyshire market town, famed for its crooked spire.

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    Castles, Markets & Spires

    Explore the lesser-known North East of Derbyshire, near Chesterfield.

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    Day trip from Sheffield: Explore Matlock &…

    The busy market towns of Matlock and Bakewell are a great day out for all the family and the bus is the hassle-free way to travel.

    Events in Chesterfield

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    Chesterfield Festival of Cricket returns to the picturesque ground of Queen's Park. 11-14th June,Vitality Blast 18th June

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    Knights Tournament at Bolsover Castle

    Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill. 17-18th June

    Trails nearby

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    The Five Pits Trail

    Walkers, cyclists and horse riders can all enjoy the countryside of the Five Pits Trail.

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    The Phoenix Greenways

    Whether you come for the day, a weekend or a longer stay, there is plenty for the family to do, visit and explore. A network of traffic free walking…

    Villages nearby

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