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Tel code: 01629 | code search
Postcode: DE45 | code search
Population: 39000
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Folk Customs:
Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football
Derbyshire Well Dressing
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Bakewell Showground Spectacular
Chatsworth Horse Trials

Bakewell Show

Chatsworth Country Fair

Bakewell Christmas Market Weekend

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Bakewell Market
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Bakewell in Derbyshire, is a beautiful, small market town situated on the River Wye in the Peak District National Park. The river is crossed by a 13th century 5 arched bridge which is still open to traffic. The bridge had been widened in the 19th century.

Bakewell was mentioned in the Domeday book as having a church and 2 priests signifying its importance even then.

The famous Bakewell pudding was invented accidentally at the Rutland Arms Hotel, when a cook misinterpreted instructions and poured egg mixture over the jam instead of mixing it in the pastry and what should have been a tart was now a pudding. Bakewell puddings can be bought at several shops in the town centre.

The tourist information centre is housed in the Old Market Hall. The lower part of this building had been open and the upper part a closed room. The upper floor was removed in 1858 and the gaps in the lower part filled in. It has been in constant use by the community as the town hall, wash house, school, magistrates court and library over the years

Behind the Old Town Hall are the Almshouses of St John's Hospital also dating from 1709. Well Dressing and carnival events take place in the week up to the first saturday in July which is carnival day.

The Bakewell Show takes place on the first wednesday and thursday of August on land adjoining the Agricultural Centre. The first local show took place in 1819. It is now a major agricultural and horticultural event with all sorts of animals being shown along with show jumping and exhibitions of local crafts and produce.


Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow
Bakewell Old House Museum
Haddon Hall
Magpie Mine
Peak District National Park
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop


Greenfields Farm
Greenhills Caravan & Camping Park
Haddon Grove Farm Camp Site
Lathkill Dale Caravan and Camping Site
Lower Greenfields
Mandale Camp Site
Stocking Farm

Caravan Park

Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site
Greenhills Caravan & Camping Park
Lathkill Dale Caravan and Camping Site


Bakewell Parish Church


Arbour Cottage
Baron's Keep at Manor Court Cottages

Damsel's Bower at Manor Court Cottages
Haddon Hall
Jester's Cottage
Knight's Retreat
Manor Barn
Poppy's Barn
Rock Cottage
Unicorn Cottage at Manor Court Cottages


Diamond Court Dental Practice
Smith Dental Surgery


Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Bagshaws Residential
Beechwood Estates
Halifax Property Services
Rodgerson Paul & Co

Golf Club

Bakewell Golf Club


Monsal Head Hotel
The Ashford Arms
The Castle Inn


Bakewell Market

Craft & Gift Fair
Lady Manners School Car Boot
Matlock Country Market

Performing Arts

Bakewell Choral Society

Pub and Bar

Aitch's Wine Bar
Castle Inn
The Ashford Arms


Aitch's Wine Bar
Renaissance Restaurant
Riverside House
The Ashford Arms


St Anselm’s School


Baron's Keep at Manor Court Cottages
Damsel's Bower at Manor Court Cottages
Haddon Hall
Rock Cottage
Unicorn Cottage at Manor Court Cottages


Goodwin Cockerton & Colhoun


Downing Taxis

R H M Cars


Bakewell Veterinary Clinic


Tulips Florist
The Bakewell Bookshop
Darling Buds
Arran Trading Post
Chatsworth Farm Shop
Take A Peak Gift Shop
Andrew Armstrong
Taylors Pharmacy
John Pepper Ltd
The Original Farmers Market Shop
John Brocklehurst
Stud Farm Gallery
Treeline Gallery

Stone Art
Granby Gallery
The Sandy Wallis Gallery
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Wyes Waters Tea Rooms
The Old Smithy Tea Rooms
The Bakewell Tart Shop
Hallmark Cards
Bakewell Music Shop


Chappells Antiques Centre
Water Lane Antiques
Thornbridge Antiques
Ford G W & Son Ltd
Harper Martin & Dorothy


Peak Cycle Hire(Cycling)
Haddon House Riding Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Bakewell

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Rutland Arms Hotel (0.02 miles)

Rutland Arms Hotel

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Set in the magnificent town of Bakewell in the heart of The Peak District National Park, the Rutland Arms Hotel offers a hint of Georgian elegance in unrivalled surroundings. Built for the ... More | visit website

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The Castle Inn (0.12 miles)

The Castle Inn

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A delightful traditional Inn built in the 16th Century, on the A619 as it crosses the River Wye at Bakewell Brdige. This local pub with rooms is famous for its ... More


Rock Cottage (0.25 miles)

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Croft Cottages (0.27 miles)

Croft Cottages
Lovely 17th century cottage, peacefully located near the River Wye, in the beautiful historic market town of Bakewell. Many pubs, excellent restaurants and fascinating shops are but a two minute stroll from the house.

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Lathkil Hotel (1.54 miles)

Lathkil Hotel
The Lathkil Hotel is the place to go for a special break where you’ll find old fashioned hospitality, good food and relaxation served in the heart of the beautiful Peak National Park. Situated in the ... More | visit website
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Damsel's Bower at Manor Court Cottages (1.54 miles)


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In the heart of the Peak District National Park, and just 2 miles from Bakewell, this beautiful cluster of converted cottages and barns lies beside the medieval ... More

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The Ashford Arms (1.56 miles)

The Ashford Arms

The Ashford Arms is a village inn dating from Napoleonic times, set in the pretty and unspoilt village of Ashford in the Water, just 2 miles from Bakewell, Derbyshire, in the centre of the Peak ... More | visit website

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Top Cottage (1.63 miles)

Top Cottage

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Set on a quiet side lane just 300 yards from the pretty village centre, two local pubs, shop, gourmet restaurant and riverside, this peaceful and charming cottage ... More

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Riverside House (1.65 miles)

Riverside House
Ashford-in-the-Water lies in a limestone ravine of the River Wye in the Peak District National Park. Mentioned in the Domesday Book it is a picture-postcard village of quaint stone-built cottages. Near the village centre stands ... More | visit website
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Holly Cottage B&B (2.10 miles)

Holly Cottage B&B

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Welcome to Holly Cottage, where we strive to offer quality en-suite B&B accommodation in a relaxed and informal manner whilst ensuring your needs are catered for.

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