A small market town located within the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Bakewell is a location full of history, wonder and warmth. Aside from its famous Bakewell pudding, the town can boast a number of treasures considered by most to be a must-see.
The All Saints Church is a Grade 1 listed church, founded during the Saxon era in the year 920. Although a remarkable example of architecture itself, the many carved fragments of Saxon stonework surrounding the area are an interesting and beautiful form of artefacts.
Also nearby you can find Chatsworth house, a large home currently the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, which is a stunning location and a fantastic location overlooking acres of amazing countryside.
Haddon Hall, also nearby, has been described as the most complete and interesting house of its period, with origins dating back to the 11th Century. Located on the River Wye, there are many walks and outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed in Bakewell.
Old House Museum
One exhibition here spends much time describing how the roofs of the cottages were once made of cow dung, and there are many more local historical titbits here.
Located 4 miles east of Bakewell is one of England’s favourite great country houses, Chatsworth. It dates back to 1686 and is home to the 11th duke of Devonshire. Its 297 rooms are lavishly decorated with many of them open to the public. There are also lovely gardens with fountains and a children’s playground. (01246 565300)
This 3 mile trail North, takes in some impressive limestone valleys and ends up in the village of Wyedale
Monday is the day to come to Bakewell, as Farmers sell their local produce here and and a flea market takes over the centre of town