The Old House Museum, Bakewell, Derbyshire, has a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, housed in a typical yeoman's house of the 16th century.

Bakewell is mentioned by Elizabeth Bennet as the town from which she travelled to visit Pemberley, in ch. 43 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Monsal Head, a famous Derbyshire Peak District beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley.

River Wye park, with view of five-arch, 13th-century bridge

The Parish Church of All Saints at Bakewell, whose fine spire and unusual octagonal tower have been a landmark on the hillside overlooking the town for over six hundred years.

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The greatest house of the Peak District, set in a large park.

Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home of the Dukes of Rutland, the Manners family, formerly home of the Vernons, in the Peak District by the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire.

The Magpie Mine, just South of Sheldon, was one of the most famous lead mines in the Derbyshire Peak District and was worked until the 1950s. Many of the buildings still stand.

Stanton Moor, and the Nine Ladies stone circle, Derbyshire - a scenic area with many bronze age relics and burial mounds overlooking Stanton in Peak and the Wye and Derwent valleys.

One cross is the Beeley Cross, dug up in a field at a disputed location near Beeley and moved for some years to the grounds of Holt House near Darley Bridge. Although only the base and lower part of the shaft survive, it stands over five feet high and is carved on all four faces.[10]

25th/26th April 2015 Bakewell is hosting its fourth food festival, along with over 50stalls around the town, there will be cookery demonstration by Hartingtons Food of School in the Rutland Mill, Food samples and discounts around the town. Road shows, Childrens rides, James McKay and his owls, and the Regular Farmers Market on the Saturday.

Around the porch area are Celtic, Saxon and Norman relics, including a beautifully carved Anglian Cross from the 8th century, whilst inside are fine monuments to the Vernons and Manners of nearby Haddon Hall, and a particularly fine alabaster effigy of Sir Godrey Foljambe.

And with battling bakeries claiming rights to a pudding - how many places in the Peak District can boast that?  Once Bakewell has got into your bloodstream, you'll be back - time and time again!

Caudwell's Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire, is a working 19th century flour mill which still mills and sells flour. It is open for guided tours and there is also a mill shop and tea room.

"Normal" trains now run from Derby via Ambergate only as far as Matlock, and from Manchester only as far as Buxton. There have been repeated proposals for fully reopening the remaining, Wye Valley, portion of the line, which would run through Bakewell and over the magnificent Monsal Dale viaduct.

All Saints Church is a Grade I listed church founded in 920, during Saxon times and the churchyard has two 9th-century Saxon crosses. During restoration work, in the 1840s, many carved fragments of Saxon stonework were found in and around the porch, as well as some ancient stone coffins.

Bakewell parish church, Bakewell, Derbyshire, is built on the foundations of a Saxon church and includes some Norman sections.

Bakewell attracts many domestic and international tourists. Monday is popular with visitors as the traditional market is held in the town on this day. The cattle market is housed in a new purpose built agricultural centre, across the river from the main part of the town. A medium-sized stall market is held in the town centre.

Youlgrave or Youlgreave Church, Derbyshire, is one of the finest churches in the Peak District. The tombs of Thomas Cockayne, Sir John Rossington and Roger Rooe are especially fine.

The rain stopped, the sun shone, and Bakewell Show 2013 blossomed into an absolute joy.   More than 60,000 people – double the population of nearby Belper –  flocked to the renowned Bakewell Showground as families soaked up the warm sunshine, devoured the tempting culinary treats, and enjoyed all the rich variety of attractions designed to […]

The other cross is the Bakewell Cross, eight feet high and almost complete. It was carved in the 7th or 8th century and shows a number of scenes including one of the Annunciation. This cross may originally have stood at Hassop Cross Roads, although there is no firm evidence for this.[10]

The town is represented by two football teams, Bakewell Red Lion FC[19] and Bakewell Town FC;[20] both compete in the Hope Valley Football League.[needs update]

Bakewell Christmas Weekend – A ‘Quintessential English Christmas Market’ , Market Street, Bakewell Saturday 28th November 09.00 – 18.00 and Sunday 29th November 09.00 – 17.00 70 Stalls including seasonal regional speciality foods Hog Roast and hot roast beef Filled Derbyshire Oatcakes Delicious deserts Christmas cake mince pies and much more Hartington Cheese from our […]

Three shops in Bakewell offer what they each claim is the original recipe. The Bakewell Tart Shop & Coffee House sells four different variations of the confection, including: "Bakewell Tart", "Iced Bakewell Tart", "Moist Bakewell Tart" and "Traditional Bakewell Pudding";[13] whilst The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop and Bloomers of Bakewell both sell a "Bakewell Pudding".[14][15]

Rugby union is played regularly in the town by Bakewell Mannerians RUFC, who currently compete in Midlands 2 East (North).[18]

Fascinating gems there are in abundance, but the jewels in Bakewell's crown must be the River Wye with its gothic five-arched 14th century bridge, one of the oldest in the country.

The River Wye is a major river of the western part of the Peak it rises on Axe Edge above Buxton and flows eastwards passing through Buxton and Bakewell to join the Derwent at Rowsley.

Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton were delighted to be able to help Ultimate Netball team, when the company was approached to sponsor their new kit. The team, which has had great success recently in the Buxton and District Netball League, are now proudly wearing their pink strip, complete with Lafarge Tarmac’s logo to the […]

The Saxons built the original church on the site and the Normans added to it, but the present church dates from the 13th & 14th centuries - although a sympathetic major 19th century restoration by Gilbert Scott has added a magnificence to the already beautiful aspect of the structure.


Bakewell Cross, in the churchyard of Bakewell Parish Church

Bakewell has a large recreation park to the east of the town centre, which has tennis courts, children's playground, and football/cricket pitches. In the town itself, and located near to the library, is the municipal swimming pool and gym.[21] Alongside the River Wye is a popular riverside walk.

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart). It is located on the River Wye, about thirteen miles (21 km) southwest of Sheffield. In the 2011 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,949.[1] The town is close to the tourist attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

Thornbridge Hall opens for a family garden party supporting local charities.      THORNBRIDGE HALL’S 11th Annual Charity Garden Party takes place on Sunday (July 7) from 10am to 4pm and organisers are hoping thousands of pounds will be raised in aid of local charities.   This year’s party will be raising funds for Helen’s Trust, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Brainstrust […]

The church contains a selection of cross fragments and carved stones collected by Thomas Bateman and donated to Weston Park Museum in Sheffield before being moved to Bakewell in 1899.[10]

There is a notable alabaster memorial to Sir Godfrey de Foljambe, who acquired the manor of Bakewell about 1350, and his wife Avena.