Bakewell has been declared the second best town in Britain by The Times newspaper.
Journalists at the paper compiled a list of the top 30 towns in Britain and Bakewell was beaten only by Arundel in West Sussex.
Why is it so great? It has a pudding named after it, so what’s not to love? Bakewell is beautiful in its own right and is surrounded by the Peak District — some of our best walking country. Stone buildings, riverside walks and cute shops attract visitors, as does nearby Chatsworth House.
Who lives here? Residents are mainly locals, second-home owners, retirees and commuters to Sheffield and Derby.
House prices: A 1930s family home costs about £500,000 but you can find two-bedroom period cottages for less than £200,000; the average property price is £356,966.
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