Hotels in Chesterfield

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About Chesterfield

About Chesterfield

Chesterfield, located on the confluence of the Rivers Rother and Hipper in Derbyshire, is a big market town and a scenic visitor spot. It is 24 miles from Derby and 11 miles from Sheffield. The name Chesterfield comes from ‘ceaster,’ meaning Roman fort, and ‘feld,' a term for grazing land, thanks to the 1st-century Roman fort that once stood in the area and its vast stretches of green fields. Today the town's best-known historical landmark is the 14th-century Church of St Mary and All Saints, famous for its twisted and leaning spire. The church showcases a unique 45-degree twist due to the uneven expansion of the lead covering its spire. There are ten bells in the tower which were cast in 1947 at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London. Beyond the church, Chesterfield offers ample restaurants, pubs, and shopping, including a pleasant pedestrian-only street, Vicar Lane. To get started planning your holiday in Chesterfield, book a hotel with Opodo’s powerful and easy-to-use search engine. Simply enter your key information like the number of guests in your part, date of travel, and choice of room types, and Opodo will help you filter numerous hotel offers to find the best option for your trip.

What to see in Chesterfield

After you book your hotel in Chesterfield, be sure to check out what's on at the Pomegranate or Winding Wheel theatres. These Grade II-listed theatres show comedy, music, dance, and theatre performances. During the day, visit the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, where you can get a sense of the town's history dating back to its Roman founding. Housed in the Victorian Stephenson Memorial Hall, this neo-Gothic structure built in 1879 was initially a mechanics' school, but now functions as the museum. Booking a hotel in Chesterfield is also a convenient way to see nearby historic homes. About a 25-minute drive to the west you'll find Chatsworth House, a mansion on the banks of River Derwent that's home to the unique Devonshire art collection and a 105-acre garden. Just east of Chesterfield proper, in the village of Barlborough, you can visit the 17th-century Bolsover Castle built by the Cavendish family. This Scheduled Ancient Monument houses a fountain garden, a vast terrace range, and wall walk. And in Sutton Scarsdale, you'll find the preserved ruin of a Georgian mansion, Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

Where to stay in Chesterfield

If you're on a holiday with the children, try to book a cheap hotel in Chesterfield near the town centre, or just north of it, where you'll find several quaint bed and breakfasts. In central Chesterfield, you can walk to the Pavement Shopping Centre’s famous high-street brands like WHSmith, Tesco, and Poundland, and easily pop by the town's restaurants and cafes. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Chesterfield Market, which is one of the largest open-air markets in the country, selling a variety of fabrics, household goods, fruits, and vegetables. If you're passing through and don't need to stay right in town, you'll find a number of great hotel options along the main roads leading into the centre, where you can search out either good deals or ample space in historic buildings. Consider looking in villages like Old Whittington and Hollingwood. Before finalising your holiday at Chesterfield, check Opodo to find deals and book online to maximise your savings.