Things To Do

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 House

One of the grandest stately homes in the country. The House sits at the centre of the rolling green fields that make up magnificent estate. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the house and gardens make for a hugely worthwhile visit. Why not spend a day exploring the gardens and parks, taking a picnic to sit riverside, or by relaxing in their Farm Shop and Garden Centre?

Haddon Hall

Residence of Lord and Lady Edward Manners, the 12th century Haddon estate is a treasure trove of history. The House welcomes visitors throughout the year, with admission available for as little as £15. Home to no fewer than three televised versions versions of ‘Jane Eyre’, as well as ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice.’

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!).

The Dams

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.