Bakewell – Known as the Ancient Capital of the Peak District, Bakewell is a picturesque Peak District market Town, which was originally founded by the Romans at a crossing of the River Wye.
It is the only market town in the Peak National Park. The charter for its market was granted way back in 1330. The market consists of both domestic stalls and a cattle market. It has a regular Farmers Market (held the last Saturday of each month) with an excellent variety of goods from beer, cheese, wine, meat, game and vegetables. These markets are held under cover at the Agricultural Business Centre less than two minutes walk from the centre of Bakewell.
There are many boutique shops, bistros and cafés clustered around Bakewell’s market place. Discover for yourself the mouth-watering delights of the famous ‘Peak Distircts’ Bakewell Pudding’.
Attractions in Bakewell
Bakewell Pudding The town is maybe best known as the home of the Bakewell Pudding, the dessert has made Bakewell a household name and at least two local shops claim to be the sole owner of the original recipe.
Nearby Peak District Attractions…
As the Peak District’s largest town, Bakewell is well placed as a base for numerous beauty spots and tourist attractions including: