Bakewell is one of the most popular historic market towns in the Peak District National Park.
Located on the River Wye, the picturesque town is in close proximity to a host of local points of interest.
Historic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are just a few minutes' drive away and there a plenty of countryside towns and villages to explore nearby including Ashford-in-the-Water, Baslow, Castleton and Matlock.
Bakewell's bustling market takes place every Monday from early in the morning, with over 160 stall holders spread along Market Street, which is pedestrianised for the duration. There is also a regular livestock market in the Agricultural Business Centre for those wishing to experience traditional livestock sales.
There are also some fantastic annual events in the town throughout the year, including Bakewell Carnival Week and Wells Dressing in July, Bakewell Christmas Weekend in November and Bakewell Parish Church's Christmas Tree Festival in December.
Finally, Bakewell is one of the best bases for a walking or cycling break in the Peak District.
The nearby Monsal Trail makes use of 8.5 miles of the former Midland Railway line to provide a traffic-free route for explorers, while those wanting to tackle hills can head for nearby Kinder Scout or Mam Tor.
A walk along Stanage Edge provides breathtaking views, or stroll through the picturesque village of Edensor and on to Chatsworth House for views of a different kind - don't forget to keep an eye out for the wild deer roaming the Chatsworth Estate.
Looking for somewhere to stay near Bakewell?
We highly recommend The Scotsman's Pack Country Inn at nearby Hathersage; a beautiful traditional pub with five ensuite bedrooms in a pretty Derbyshire village with plenty of interesting history and great walks on the doorstep. A freshly cooked breakfast is included as part of the nightly rate and packed lunches are available for walkers wishing to head out and explore the beautiful Peak District.