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    Welcome to Leek

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

    Things to do in Leek in the Peak District & Derbyshire

    Clustered around a stone-cobbled market square, Leek's well-preserved architecture and historical links with the Napoleonic Wars and the Arts and Crafts movement make it a popular destination for an interesting town walk.

    Highlights include buildings associated with writer, artist and designer William Morris, who came to Leek to study dyeing and printing techniques in the 1870s, plus stained glass designed by Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones in the Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor.

    Close by is the area known as 'Petty France', where former French prisoners of war brought to the town in the early 19th century lived and were later buried in the parish graveyard.

    The unspoilt town centre offers a refreshing alternative to from modern shopping malls and has a wealth of independent shops, including former silk mills housing antique and reproduction pine centres, as well as traditional and contemporary furnishings.

    Delicious local produce can be found in abundance at traditional butchers, bakers, greengrocers, delicatessens and cafes. Leek is also home to speciality producers of condiments, confectionery, preserves, wine, whisky, craft beers and the traditional Staffordshire oatcake.

    Traditional markets abound, both indoors in the beautifully restored Victorian Butter Market and outdoors in the Market Place, offering everything from general goods, antiques and collectables to fine foods and special 'Totally Locally' Sunday markets. And when it comes to wining and dining, you can choose from a tempting selection of cafés, real ale pubs and restaurants.

    Further afield, you'll find the unique, tooth-like rock formations of The Roaches, Rudyard Lake with its picturesque setting and narrow gauge railway and Tittesworth Water, a popular and accessible attraction for visitors of all ages. Or catch up on industrial history at Brindley's Mill and Cheddleton Flint Mill.

    In The Area


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    Peak Wildlife Park

    Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District; Peak Wildlife Park offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience.

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    The Hayloft at Breech House, Waterfall

    Beautiful farmhouse in the picturesque village of Waterfall, ideally situated for walking, cycling and exploring the southern White Peak area and The…

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    Leek Camping and Caravanning Club Site

    In the Staffordshire Moorlands, our Club Site at Leek is perfect for walking or exploring the industrial heart of England, with the Peak District to…

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    Quarry House

    A detached 2 bedroom self catering cottage with pretty garden and lawns. Dog friendly.

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    Broomyshaw Country Cottages

    Tastefully converted stone built cottages on picturesque farm with panoramic views, a 2 acre play field with picnic area, ducks, chickens and a pony…

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    The Green Man

    Starting its life as a country pub, we have rescued and restored The Green Man to its former glory to create a stunning unique self catering group…

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    Cloudside Shooting

    The finest clay shooting in the North West of England'.



    Greens Farm

    Greens Farm is an affordable, comfortable cottage in peaceful surroundings. The cottage sleeps four and has an enclosed garden suitable for dogs.…

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    Scaldersitch Farm Boutique Camping

    Scaldersitch Farm offers boutique glamping in luxury tipis with stylish interiors, luxurious washrooms and private wood fired hot tubs. With walks…

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    Leek Bar & Grill

    Easygoing bar and grill serving salads, burgers and sandwiches, plus pints, wine and cocktails.

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    Staffordshire Moorlands Tourist Information Centre

    Welcome to Leek TIC, let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you plan your visit to the Staffordshire Moorlands.

    Our Great Itineraries

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    Market Magic & Hidden Gems: 48 hours in Leek

    This itinerary is based in the historic market town of Leek, famed for its Arts & Crafts architecture and traditional outdoor & indoor market, the…

    Events in Leek

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    The Polar Express at Churnet Valley Railway

    Experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride this Christmas at the Churnet Valley Railway

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    May Half Term - Kids for £1 at Churnet Vally…

    The half term is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your kids, making memories that they will treasure forever.

    Trails nearby

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    The Limestone Way

    The Limestone Way is a superb 46-mile waymarked route across the White Peak landscape of the Peak District National Park.

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    Biddulph Valley Way

    A 4.5 mile flat surfaced path ideal for walkers, cyclists and horseriders.

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    Manifold Way

    A favourite for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

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    Roaches and reservoirs cycle route

    Uncover a landscape shaped by water, experience traditional villages and enjoy spectacular gritstone edges.

    Villages nearby

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    Beauty spots nearby

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    Business Directory The Roaches

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    Business Directory Lud's Church

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