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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Bakewell is an historic market town located on the banks of the River Wye in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

Bakewell is known for its weekly Monday markets and as the home of the Bakewell Pudding (not to be confused with the Bakewell Tart).

Bakewell is the adminisitrative centre of the Peak District National Park - Britain's first national park established in 1951 and the National Park authority is a major employer in this town of less than 4,000 people.

Things to see and do in Bakewell including visiting the town's weekly Monday stall market in the centre of town. The livestock market is now housed in a modern building outside Bakewell itself. In the first week of August Bakewell also hosts its annual agricultural fair.

The Rutland Arms is where the Bakewell Pudding was created by accident and in 1811 is believed to have been visited by the novelist Jane Austen.

The Bakewell Pudding Shop is a must for fans of the pastry who can sample one on the premises.

Other Bakewell attractions include the Old House Museum, All Saints Church, original workers' cottages at Arkwright's Lumford Mill, the Old Bridge, dating from the 13th century and Holme Bridge.

Getting to Bakewell

Bakewell is close to Buxton on the A6 and is easily reached from Manchester, Stockport, Derby and Sheffield. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are both close to Bakewell.
Google map of Bakewell

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