A jewel of Derbyshire: Bakewell

A jewel of Derbyshire: Bakewell

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Beautiful Bakewell has so much to offer. This small market town situated on the banks of the River Wye has historical buildings, gorgeous walking routes and, of course, plenty of cosy cafes to try a bakewell tart (or two). 

We’ve narrow it down to 3 activities you need to try out in Bakewell….

1. Go for a walk – Bath Gardens or Monsall Trail.

The flowers are breath taking during the summer and spring months.

Fancy a longer walk? Than Monsall Trail is the one for you.  There’s 8.5 miles of trail for you to

explore running from Bakewell all the way to Blackwell Mill through some of the Peak Districts most spectacular dales.

2. Take in some of the history of Derbyshire – Bakewell Old House Museum or Chatsworth House

You can even try on a Tudor costume.

The  Bakewell Old House Museum is an original Tudor dwelling that’s been transformed into an award winning museum, great for children and adults alike. Find out what life was like for a Victorian cotton mill worker, follow the “Rat Trail” or check out the rate Tudor toilet.

Prices: Adults £5 Children £2.50

Full details here.

One of the best stately homes in Derbyshire.

Chatsworth House has so much to do – with miles of surrounding woodland, a house filled with historical artefacts, award winning gardens, bustling farmyard and play area. Be sure to check out the Chatsworth House website to find out what events are coming up.

Prices: Starts from £7 for the farmyard and playground and goes up to £24 for adults and £14.50 for children if you’d like to explore the house, gardens, farmyard and playground too.

Book your tickets here.

3. Try a Bakewell Tart – The Garden Tea Room or Because I Like It

The Garden Tea Room has the most magnificent views and delicious homemade cakes too. The perfect place to sit back and relax whilst drinking a cup of freshly made tea or iced cold lemonade.

This tea room offers gluten free, dairy free and vegan options meaning there’s plenty of choice for everyone. There is also a unique gallery and gift shop – be sure to check out the most recent creations of local artists.

Fancy a bit more exploring? How about Matlock Bath? View our article here.

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