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About Bakewell

About Bakewell

Located in the Derbyshire Dales district, along the River Wye, the scenic market town of Bakewell is a dream holiday destination for sightseers, painters, and photographers alike. In addition to its world-famous pudding, Bakewell is known for its fantastic museums, manicured gardens, speciality markets, and quaint tea rooms. Bakewell also hosts some of the region's major festivals and events throughout the year including the Bakewell Show, the Bakewell Carnival and Well Dressing. On a holiday in Bakewell, you can also enjoy an array of recreational activities like cycling, horse riding, climbing, and more.

You’ll find a great selection of hotels in Bakewell to suit your budget and requirements. Opodo makes finding your next hotel simple with its easy-to-use search engine. No matter what type of hotel you're looking for, Opodo allows you to find the one that suits your needs perfectly, as you discover fantastic discounts and cheap hotel deals. Just enter your preferred travel dates and destination in Opodo's search engine to find the best hotel offers in Bakewell.

What to see in Bakewell

Among Bakewell's historical gems is All Saints' Church, which is renowned for its Norman architecture. Founded in 920, this parish church contains stunning relics, tombs and unique architectural features. Another place well worth a visit is the magnificent Chatsworth House, which is well-known for its neoclassical and baroque architecture. This country house is the former residence of the Dukes of Devonshire and houses a collection of Egyptian artefacts, as well as precious art, furniture, and ceramics. Take a tour of Haddon Hall too, which is the Dukes of Rutland's former residence and one of the UK's finest Medieval manor houses. While here, explore the banquet hall and old kitchen, and take in the lovely views of the Peak District.

Housed in a 16th-century Yeoman’s house, the Bakewell Old House Museum is a historic treasure. The museum features a Victorian kitchen, drapers shop, and lovingly preserved rooms. There's even a stunning dolls' house and plenty of family-focused activities including dressing up and crafts. Another popular family attraction is Matlock Farm Park, which offers a range of exciting activities. The farm is home to a variety of animal species including meerkats, wallabies, peacocks, turkeys, and more. Kids will enjoy the go-karting track, specially-designed playgrounds, and riding school.

Where to stay in Bakewell

As a compact town, Bakewell is fairly easy to walk around. That means that wherever you stay, you'll be close to its amenities. Stay in the centre of town to be close to the bustling Bakewell Market, where you can pick up local delicacies, jewellery, clothes and handicrafts. You'll also be close to a selection of restaurants and charming pubs. Or to be closer to the rolling hills of the Peak District, book a hotel in one of the charming surrounding villages - Ashford in the Water and Beely are great choices.

You may also wish to book a hotel in nearby Matlock, which has many interesting family attractions and great connections to major cities across the region. This is also where you'll find the Heights of Abraham, which offers fossil collections, walking trails, and cavern tours. Other must-see attractions in and around this area include Masson Mills cotton mill museum, and the Peak District Mining Museum. However you choose to spend your holiday, using Opodo's powerful and smart search engine can help you find your ideal hotel in your ideal location, so that you can enjoy a truly memorable holiday.