Nestled at the foot of the famous Snake Pass, the market town of Glossop is an excellent base for exploring some of the Peak District's classic walking country, including Black Hill, Bleaklow, Kinder Scout and the Longdendale Valley.
There's also plenty to interest visitors in picturesque Old Glossop, dating back to the 12th century, with its pretty stone cottages and medieval market cross. Manor Park, originally the grounds of the manor house of the Duke of Norfolk, is a popular spot for picnics, safe play and special events.
Down in the main town centre, there's plenty of evidence of Glossop's prosperous past, built on the cotton industry in the 19th and 20th century. Mills have now been imaginatively renovated to house a wide selection of shops, pubs and a hotel, and Norfolk Square is a fine example of Victorian civic pride.
Shoppers can browse everything from specialist independent shops to famous national stores on the bustling High Street, with its broad York stone pavements and welcoming vibe. Here you'll find everything from specialist books, original artwork and designer clothes to mouth-watering, award-winning local produce ranging from quality meat to craft beers, plus regular indoor and outdoor markets.
And if you fancy a well-earned break over coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, there are lots of cafés, pubs and restaurants to whet your appetite. Take time, also, to sample some warm Glossop hospitality in the town's real ale pubs and venues and enjoy some of the best live music in the area.
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