A warm welcome to Bakewell

'The Ancient Capital of the Peak'

Bakewell is best known not only for its puddings and tarts but for its independent shops, beautiful surrounding scenery and Monday market. It is also known for the many varied events held throughout the year, the monsal trail, the love lock bridge, the quaint courtyards with its many cafes and eateries and much more…

Set in the centre of the Peak District and close to Chatsworth House, it is ideal for a base for sightseeing, photography and outdoor activities.

The Monsal Trail is situated within walking distance of the town centre and offers traffic-free walking, cycling and horse riding taking in some beautiful scenery along the way.


Free Parking Throughout December

For a 13th year, the District Council has introduced free parking after 2pm at its car parks throughout the month of December to boost the local economy - and is urging local people to get right behind the national campaign to support independent businesses by encouraging people to #ShopLocal this Christmas.

Award for Bakewell Market

Bakewell market was voted the best large outdoor market in the country in a competition organised by NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) and sponsored by Blachere Illuminations.

The Great British Market Awards celebrate excellence in retail and wholesale markets across the UK.