The Peak District''s largest town, Bakewell is ideally placed to explore countless historic places of interest and beauty spots.
Known as the ''ancient capital of the Peak'', Bakewell is a beautiful old market town, bursting with character and charm. With its enviable setting on the banks of the River Wye and surrounded by glorious countryside views, Bakewell offers something for everyone.
Full of rich heritage and tradition, Bakewell has many impressive historic buildings, a quaint five-arched bridge that goes back to Roman times, traditional markets, a Grade I listed church and many more unusual features hidden away in medieval courtyards. Enjoy afternoon tea in one of the town''s charming tearooms or try the ''home'' of the famous Bakewell Pudding at the Rutland Arms Hotel for some fine dining.
A cottage in Bakewell makes the perfect base from which to enjoy a whole range of outdoor activities; from walking and cycling to climbing, golf and horse riding, for the outdoor enthusiast Bakewell will be heaven on earth. If you choose to explore the area on foot you''ll find lots of paths to suit all capabilities, from flat paths along the river bank to demanding routes in the surrounding hills and dales.
With its mix of ancient and modern, shoppers should make the most of Bakewell''s many arcades and boutiques and King''s Court is another area which captures the atmosphere of the town completely.
This small but bustling town is waiting to be discovered. Search for Bakewell holiday cottages today.