Bagshaw Hall, Bagshaw Hill,
Bakewell, Derbyshire,
DE45 1DL, England.
M: 07764 261233
T: +44 (0) 1629 810333
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Activities, Restaurants, Pubs and Shopping

Experience the best the Peak District has to offer; from fun filled activities to arts and culture, we’ve plenty of things worth getting out of bed for.

One of the best views in the Peak District is from the top of Monsal Head near Bakewell. It really is the most spectacular view of Monsal Dale and the railway viaduct.
Monsal Head Photographed by Rob Bendall

Chatsworth House is set among Capability Brown Gardens, and is the classical Palladian centrepiece of one of England’s most celebrated aristocratic estates. Located just 5 minutes drive from Bakewell it also offers a fantastic day out for children with a farmyard full of animals to pet and an adventure playground.

Bakewell Arts Festival takes place through August with everything from jazz concerts to Bakewell Youth Theatre performances to mask making workshops, all happening in and around Bakewell town centre.

Visit Bakewell Arts and Design in a converted sawmill on the River Wye in Bakewell (next to Felicini Restaurant), see artists working in their studios and visit the art gallery.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House – See above in arts and culture – plus
• Textile workshops and Taster Days
• Chatsworth farm shop and gastronomic events
• Floral demonstrations and workshops
• Farmyard and Garden Discovery Days
• Behind the scenes days at Chatsworth House
• Exciting events in 2012 including Horse Trials, Country Fair, etc T:01246 565300

Haddon Hall is a great visit for both adults and children, dating from the 12th century; it is the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners whose family have owned it since 1567. The house is open to visitors from April to October, with a number of special events staged throughout the season. T:01629 812855

The Old House Museum is situated just up the road from Bagshaw Hall and is Derbyshire Museum of the Year showcasing 500 years of history it makes for interesting viewing. T:01629 813642

The Heights of Abraham is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales in Matlock Bath. The cable car ride offers spectacular views across the Derwent Valley while at the top waits Great Masson Cavern, Rutland Cavern Mine experience, a children’s play area and a café. T:01629 582365

Crich Tramway Village is a unique street scene that truly takes you on a journey through times when cobbled streets and the rumble and clang of passing trams was part of everyday life. T:01773 854321

Peak Rail not only offers you a nostalgic steam train journey but the opportunity to enjoy the breath taking scenery of the Derbyshire countryside. Special events take place throughout the year. T:01629 580381

Matlock Bath Aquarium is fascinating and fun for all the family with a gemstone and fossil collection, the hologram gallery and a thermal pool. T:01629 583624

Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton is an ancient underground wonderland, formed by Blue John miners in the 1750's with hand toolsand. A fun and educational family day out. T:01433 620571

Bakewell Arts & Design
Haddon Hall, Image © Chris Gunns
Heights of Abraham, Image © James Hearton
Peak Rail, Image © Phil Gresham
Gullivers Kingdom provides magical days out for all the family with rides, shows, special events and attractions. T:01925 444 888
Bakewell pudding (never ‘tart’) tastes best when you have purchased it ceremonially from the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in the main square. T:01629812193
Stilton lovers should make a pilgrimage to Hartington, where the Old Cheese Shop on Market Place showcases a fine selection of more than 30 British cheeses. T:01298 84935
Bakewell Farmers Markets take place right through the year, generally on the last Saturday of the month. Bakewell Farm Shop and Chatsworth Farm Shop also offer fantastic local produce all year round.
Local shopping centres include Masson Mills Shopping Village in Matlock Bath, T:01629 760208 and Peak Village Shopping Centre in Rowsley, T:01629 735326.
The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop
Visit the ‘plague village’ of Eyam (pronounced ‘eem’), whose residents helped stop the Black Death spreading in 1665 by quarantining themselves from the outside world. Various plaques commemorating the plague’s victims tell the story – but it’s more absorbing than morbid. There’s even one outside the popular Eyam Tea Room on the square T:01433 630725

With its inexhaustible network of public footpaths and trails – some 1,600 miles worth in total – the region couldn’t be more of a walkers paradise. If you want accessibility, the Pennine Way is easily reached from Edale, and the Tissington Trail follows the gentile slope of another disused railway track. However, the walk up Kinder Scout makes for a classic, tough as boots excursion.

Free Ranger Guided Walks - Peak Park Authority Rangers lead over 250 free guided walks each year. There are walks suitable for everyone, many are accessible by public transport, and dogs on leads are allowed.
Typical examples:
• One Dale at a Time - a walk exploring limestone dales and surrounding access land - 4.5 miles.
• Peakland Panorama - walk to explore the northern moors of Bleaklow - 10 miles.
• Change at Miller’s Dale - walk looking at centuries of change to the landscape around Miller’s Dale - 5 miles.
There is a full list of guided walks and events in 2012 available on the Peak District National Park Website or as a small (311kb) pdf which can be downloaded from Here.

Visit Peak District (the official tourist board of The Peak District & Derbyshire) has a section dedicated to walking breaks and routes. Here you can find out about any of the local walking festivals which take place throughout the year, see popular walking routes, and even download routes/ maps of a wide range of local walks.

Sally Mosley Guided Walks offers guided walks in The Peak District National Park with a difference - every walk includes a commentary on local history, facts, features & gossip! Themed Walks are also available - incorporating a unique tour or exclusive attraction. T: 01629 814108

The Peak District Walking page is a great source of information for anyone planning on walking, hiking or fell-running in the Peak District National Park; Including – which maps to buy, suggested routes, GPS, articles on equipment, and a list of other sites relating to walking in the area.

Peak District Walking Days offer tailor made walks to suit your needs, including: personal guided walks, open group walks, night hikes, team away days, Navigation & compass days, and celebration weekends. T: 07774 122 845


Kinder Scout by David Mansell
Crossing the River Dove in Dovedale
Image © Copyright Bob Tinley


Will4Adventure offer weekend courses in scrambling, rock climbing, mountaineering and navigation plus a top selection of free walking weekends in the Peak District, perfect for corporate team building weekends.

John Tyzak Fly Fishing - If a weekend or afternoon of relaxed fishing is more up your street then John Tyzack - fly fishing instruction and guiding services from the 5 times English National Rivers Champion will be perfect for you.

Peak Tours –Cycling and walking holidays in the Peak District have plenty of great ideas for cycling routes and can offer cycle hire.

Helicoptors - For a totally different way to see the Peak District try Penine Helicopters-Pleasure flights, they offer flights such as the ‘Dambusters Run’ and ‘Compo’s Country Trail’.

Golf - Bring your clubs and swing your way around Bakewell Golf Club’s 9 hole course. T:01629 812307
Cycle Hire - Bakewell Cycle Hire can be contacted on T:01335 348603.
To organise a fantastic ride in a hot air balloon Dragon Balloon Company can be contacted on. T:01433 623007.

Go Ape – Climb 30ft rope ladders, Tarzan swing into a giant net, zip wire through trees, crawl through tunnels and tackle hire wire rope bridges T:08450 949619

Matlock Farm Park - The park has a varied selection of animals including llamas, goats, turkeys, deer, ponies, alpacas, chickens, sheep and donkeys to name but a few.

Monsal Trail Cycle Hire at Hassop Station - Enjoy the traffic free Monsal Trail with a range of bikes, tag-a-longs, child seats, and even electric bikes. The spectacular tunnels along the trail have recently been re-opened and illuminated creating an uninterrupted 20km path through the Peak District. T: 01629 810588

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Go Ape Photograph by Thomas Guest

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We’ve tracked down the best cafes for people watching, the bars with the coolest cocktails, the most accomplished restaurants and the most inviting pubs.


Felicini, Rutland Mill, Coombs Road, Bakewell, DE45 2EB
T:01629 813813
Famous for serving first class modern Italian inspired cuisine with a signature style of ‘traditional classic with a distinctive modern twist’. Guests of Bakewell Holiday Apartments receive a 25% discount off their food at Felicinis in Bakewell.

Piedaniels, Bath Street, Bakewell, DE451DX
T:01629 812687
A French restaurant located in the centre of Bakewell with a light and smart atmosphere, all the food here is locally sourced and cooked fresh on the premises.

Le Mistral, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS
T:01246 810077
Award winning, French-inspired bistro and wine shop. Serving simple, delicious food that's locally-sourced and cooked fresh to order.


    Interior of Felicini's Restaurant, Bakewell    

The best pub food you’ve ever tasted!

The Bulls Head, Church Street, Ashford in the Water, DE451QB
T:01629 812931
This is a proper pub, open fires in each room, locals at the bar and a fantastic, award-winning menu. Offering classics such as steak and Stockport ale pie with braised red cabbage and dripping roast potatoes, and remarkable puddings.

The Peacock Pub, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS
Tel: 01629 813635
The Peacock is a traditional pub situated in the centre of Bakewell, offering bar meals and a restaurant with a comfortably furnished dining area with a varied menu with a wide range of specials.

The Bulls Head, Ashford, © David M Goodwin


The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, The Square, Bakewell, DE451BT
T:01629 812193
Taste the Original Bakewell Pudding in the quaint café above the shop. The original really is the best!

The Divine Deli, Rutland Square, Buxton Rd, Bakewell.
T: 01629 815748
Just around the corner!

Byways, Water Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1EU.
T: 01629 812807
Upstairs opposite Natwest Bank with panelled walls and open fires.

The Pudding Parlour / H’s Wine Bar, Wye House, Water Street, Bakewell, DE45 1EW.
T: 01629 815107
A mix of daytime business and a trendy bar upstairs for night time.

The Lime Lounge, Bridge Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS.
T: 01629 815414
Near to Bakewell Bridge, good for ‘people watching’

The Peacock, Bakewell
The Pudding Parlour/H's Wine Bar, Bakewell
Tissington Trekking Centre
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