Rural countryside views
On the banks of the River Derwent, Baslow is a lovely village within striking distance of the Chatsworth Estate. The bridge at Baslow dates back to the 17th century, look out for the toll house on the causeway. Located close to one of the main routes across the Peak District National Park, Baslow is an ideal place to base yourself so you can explore a wide area of the region.
Baslow is very close to the amazing Chatsworth House and Estate. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and it is renowned for housing a fantastic art collection, and its landscaped gardens and expansive estate. The house and grounds have evolved through the centuries to reflect generations of visitors. Works of art that span over 4000 years, include everything from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculptures, to masterpieces by geniuses like Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese. Look out, too, for some 20th and 21st century art from Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash. Horticulturists, garden lovers and art connoisseurs have much to enjoy on a visit to Chatsworth. Many films and TV shows have been shot at Chatsworth. Just about any adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that you can think of has used Chatsworth as its picturesque backdrop. Chatsworth House
Baslow itself is a great place to relax. For eating out try, Rowleys Restaurant. Open all day, you can grab everything from a coffee to a hearty evening meal. It promises to be an easy going and informal night out with dishes made from local produce. There is also an Italian restaurant called Il Lupo that welcomes you to try a wide choice of traditional pasta, pizza, seafood, game and steak-led dishes inspired by recipes from Genoa to Sicily. Lastly, there’s Fischers at Baslow Hall if you really want to treat yourself. It’s a Michelin star awarded restaurant so you’re almost guaranteed a splendid evening by default.
Amenities-wise Baslow has a convenience store and a couple of boutiques. For a wider choice of shops drop down to Bakewell on market day or Chesterfield for chain stores and larger supermarkets. Go to Bakewell for the nearest tourist information centre for the best local tips and news updates in the area that may not have been reported online.
“Baslow is a good snapshot of modern village life in the Peak District National Park”
Baslow attracts its fair share of rock climbers too as the most demanding and most-respected of climbs is close by, Curbar Edge. There are rock-climbing schools throughout the Peak District if you would like to learn. Amongst the best Baslow walks is a 5 mile circuit that begins at Goose Green. Some of the trail is along the riverside to Curbar, then up to Curbar Gap and along Baslow Edge. The views from the top are outstanding. The descent to Baslow is rocky under foot, so wear walking shoes and take provisions.
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