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Bakewell is already a household name due to the delicious pudding which is made here, but the pretty town, the largest in the Peak District, has much more to offer besides the tasty treat. Enjoying a beautiful location alongside the River Wye, which is crossed by a medieval five-arched stone bridge, the town is a picturesque backdrop for your Peak District holiday. The honey-hued tones of the stone buildings, intriguing streets and attractive courtyards will have you reaching for your camera, and it's not hard to see why painters are drawn to the town.
On Mondays, the lively outdoor market offers the opportunity to pick up all manner of things, from food to gifts, while the livestock market gives a true taste of the countryside with its authentic auction ring. Treat yourself to a new outfit from one of the delightful clothing shops in the town, or follow your tastebuds to discover delicious whiskies and chocolates. When it’s time for something a little more substantial, choose from Bakewell’s extensive selection of pubs, restaurants and tearooms, and wash it all down with a beer from Thornbridge Brewery.
While the town is full of life all year round, there are a number of annual events which make for memorable experiences during your holiday. The colourful Bakewell Carnival, the Bakewell Show and the traditional Well Dressing celebrations are just some of the notable events.
Outside the town, you’ll find idyllic countryside and numerous walking trails to enjoy. Take a stroll on the traffic-free Monsal Trail, or hop onto two wheels to cycle through the landscape.
With so much to see and do, you’ll need a comfortable base to rest your head and enjoy relaxing evenings in. Our collection of holiday cottages in Bakewell offer just that – a home away from home to indulge in life’s simple pleasures. Explore the town from one of our Bakewell cottages for two, or head off on a family adventure; even the family pet is welcome at our dog-friendly houses. Browse our collection of self-catering cottages in Bakewell today and get set for a memorable Peak District holiday.