Peacock Inn, Bridge Street, ,, DE45 1DS, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Info about The Peacock
Bakewell is situated on the banks of the River Wye, sandwiched between Matlock and Buxton, Derbyshire, on the A6 trunk road.
It is in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Famous for the Monday market which has been around for over 170 years, which is open every Monday including bank holidays.
Bakewell is an ideal centre for exploring the Peak District or for a walking or cycling holiday. Monsal Head is close by, with its famous viaduct and view over the Wye Valley. Bakewell today is a thriving market town which is steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular countryside yet easily accessible by road, rail and air.
Local places of interest
Overlooking the River Wye, Haddon Hall is one of England’s finest surviving houses from the middle ages. This beautiful house is the home of Lord Edward Manners and has belonged to his family for over 800 years. Beauty and heritage combine to make a visit here a rewarding experience.
Your stay in Derbyshire is not complete until you have seen Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. One of Europe’s finest private art collections and a family history spanning 450 years make this one of Britain’s favourite attractions. Chatsworth was the location for the film production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley. With so much to see, a visit to Chatsworth is a must see, as are the historic and lively towns of Matlock and Buxton, which are all in easy reach of Bakewell.
Close by to Bakewell is Castleton, famous for its spectacular medieval castle, and its caverns for Blue John stone. The area contains some of the country’s finest historic houses, all of which are with easy reach of Bakewell – Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Lyme Hall are most famous.
The Peak District is renowned for its walking, whether it be easy routes along nearby Monsal Dale or long treks across the peat moors of Kinder Scout. Cycling is also popular, especially on the converted former railways such as the Tissington Trail. Fishing, riding and golf are all available locally.