Bakewell is a picturesque historical market town in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire famed for its Bakewell Puddings and Bakewell Tarts. There are several shops claiming to hold the 'original recipe' although I'd recommend The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop on the main road because of the quality of goods, friendly staff, 'traditional authenticity' of the place and the wonderful smell of baking that comes from it.

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Chatsworth House

Massive and spectacular late-17th-century stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (inspiration for Pemberley, apparently), open to public, pay for parking but with free access to surrounding area (flat riverside ambles, wooded hillside trails, famous fountain. Restaurants, at old stables, cafe at car park in grounds.

SEE   —  Map

Bolehill Farm Cottages

Our eight Peak District self-catering cottages are converted farm buildings set in courtyard surrounded by spectacular rural landscape yet only 2 miles for the Peak District Market town of Bakewell

Haddon Hall

A lovely medieval hall, expanded piecemeal over the centuries to give very organic and lived-in feel.

SEE   —  Map


has creaky wooden floors, wonky ceilings, and a very traditional tea shop feel.

EAT   —  +44 1629 812807 —  Water Lane

Wye Plaice

Fish and Chip Shop

EAT   —  +44 1629 812727 —  Granby Road


Indian Restaurant

The Rutland Arms Hotel

Serves food

SLEEP   —  +44 1629 812812 —  The Square

Piedaniels Restaurant


EAT   —  +44 1629 812687 —  Bath Street

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