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Bakewell

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Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. It is located on the River Wye, about thirteen miles (21 km) southwest of Sheffield. In the 2011 census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,949. The town is close to the tourist attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.HistoryAlthough there is evidence of earlier settlements in the area, Bakewell itself was probably founded in Anglo Saxon times, when Bakewell was in the Anglian kingdom of Mercia. The name Bakewell means a spring or stream of a man named Badeca (or Beadeca) and derives from this personal name plus the Old English wella. In 949 it was Badecanwelle and in the 11th century Domesday Book it was Badequelle. Bakewell Parish Church, a Grade I listed building, was founded in 920 and has a 9th century cross in the churchyard. The present church was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries but was virtually rebuilt in the 1840s by William Flockton. By Norman times Bakewell had gained some importance: the town and its church (having two priests) being mentioned in the Domesday Book and a motte and bailey castle was constructed in the 12th century.
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Art Gallery
Chatsworth House
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Monsal Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
River Wye
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Peak District Photography Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bakewell

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Specialty Museum
Bakewell Old House Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Pilsley
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Thornbridge Hall Gardens Ashford-in-the-Water
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
All Saints Church
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bakewell

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Cave
Heights of Abraham Matlock Bath
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Duration: 4 hours
Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park Alton
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Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
Trentham Gardens Trentham
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Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Ladybower Reservoir Bamford
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bakewell

Historic Walking Area
Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk Youlgreave
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Magpie Mines
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Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Holy Trinity Parish Church Ashford-in-the-Water
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Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Bakewell

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tagg Lane Dairy LTD
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jolly Pots
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
World of Bushcraft Centre
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Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Corvette Silo
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Bakewell

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Art Gallery
White Peakhouse Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours

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