Bakewell Pudding Parlour
The famous Pudding and Tart has been handmade, on-site, for over thirty years. Popular with tourists and locals alike, our shop stocks a wide variety of cakes, pastries and sandwiches to take away. Hotel guests are invited to make up their lunchbox in the Pudding Parlour to keep them energised for a day of exploration in the Peak District.
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Chatsworth is one of Britain’s best loved historic houses and estates. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park. There are five miles of walks with rare trees, shrubs, formal hedges, temples, sculptures old and new, streams and ponds. You are welcome to picnic in the garden, there are no signs saying 'keep off the grass', and dogs on leads are also very welcome. Younger visitors and families particularly enjoy the farmyard with its wide variety of animals and their young, and the spectacular woodland adventure playground. From milking demonstrations and the daily animal handling sessions, to fabulous water play and spiral slides, there is something for everyone. The house, garden, farmyard, adventure playground, gift shops and restaurant are open every day until 23rd December.
Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable. Enjoy a tour around the house and grounds and bask in the romance and history of this Derbyshire treasure.
Riverside Fish and Chips
Our team at Riverside cannot wait to serve you the freshest fish and chips in Bakewell. With queues to the door, make sure you arrive promptly. Clean white cod and haddock, served in the beautifully light batter, alongside twice-cooked chips. What better snack to accompany your walk by the River Wye?
The Monsal Trail
A traffic free route that is perfect for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair uses. Take in the beautiful limestone dales of the Peaks, the magnificent tunnels that have made up part of the route since the closure of the former Midland Railway Line. Cycle hire is available, along with maps for a variety of routes for all abilities.
Castleton and The Mines
Castleton is just a short drive from Bakewell and is home to the picturesque caverns of the Peaks. Accessible through the dramatic Winnats Pass, you’re sure to appreciate the breath-taking views which this area of the Peaks has to offer. Towering over the town is Mam Tor, a popular climb that is suitable for all abilities. Peveril Castle has a Norman story to discover, while the show caves at Poole’s Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Peak Cavern – ‘The Devil’s Arse’ – are equally beautiful (and certainly not as sinister as they sound!).
Visit the picturesque home of the Dambusters. Just a short drive from both Castleton and Bakewell, take in the glorious views of Howden, Derwent and Ladybower. During the Second World War, Derwent was used by the brave pilots of 617 Squadron as they made practice runs for low-level flying ahead of Operation Chastise. Visit the Derwent Valley Museum to see the plaques dedicated to the heroes of 1943. Check their website for occasional flypasts featuring the magnificent machines that carried the pilots to war.