The town centre features a collection of narrow medieval streets making up “The Shambles”, where you can find one of the oldest pubs in Britain “The Royal Oak”. Perhaps the most well known feature in Chesterfield is the “Crooked Spire” on the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, an interesting piece of architecture that fascinated all visitors to the town.
To learn more about the spire and the town’s rich history, you can visit the Chesterfield Museum, spanning the Roman invasion of Britain to the Industrial Era of George Stephenson. Also to be enjoyed during your stay is Queen’s Park, a gorgeous country scene where you can enjoy peaceful walks in the afternoon sun.
Rescued from dereliction in 1991, Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last-surviving example of this railway engine shed.
Built in 1865 with a capacity for four engines, the roundhouse now hosts special galas displaying working steam and diesel locomotives.
Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ (01246) 850430
Constructed in the 1590s with six striking towers, Hardwick Hall is one of the most splendid country houses in England.
Visitors can see a fine collection of tapestry, enjoy tours of the stableyard or walk among the orchards and lawns.
Chesterfield Museum, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TD (01246) 345727
Telling the story of Chesterfield’s history from its Roman origins to the present day; Chesterfield Museum celebrates the town’s rich heritage.
Collections include a medieval builders’ windlass (used for constructing Chesterfield Parish Church’s crooked spire), Roman artefacts and stoneware pottery.