Places to Visit
Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR
A fairytale mansion perched on a hilltop, built by Charles Cavendish in 1612 and completed by his son William. Take an audio tour and imagine the days when King Charles I was entertained here in 1634.
Telephone: 01246 822844 www.english-heritage.org.uk/Bolsover
Bakewell DE45 1PP
There’s something for everyone at Chatsworth – the House on the banks of the River Derwent, with its acres of gardens and the Emperor Fountain, shopping, food and drink, the Farmyard and Adventure Playground and many miles of walks.
Telephone: 01246 565300 (24 hour) www.chatsworth.org
Market Place, Chesterfield S40 1PB
To market to market, to buy… you’ll be surprised at what you can buy at Chesterfield Market, it’s just a matter of finding it among so many stalls. Market days are Monday, Friday and Saturday all year, with a Flea Market every Thursday and a Farmers’ Market on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Telephone: 01246 345777/8 www.visitchesterfield.info
Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery
St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TD
The Museum tells Chesterfield’s story, from its beginnings as a Roman fort to the building of the ‘Crooked Spire’ Church, its growth as a market town and the arrival of the railways, to the present day. It houses the original builders wheel that was used in the construction of the Parish Church. The Museum has a small Art Gallery and a programme of events.
Telephone: 01246 345727 www.visitchesterfield.info
Crooked Spire Church
St Mary & All Saints Church, Church Way, Chesterfield S40 1XJ
The Church of St Mary and All Saints was built in the late 13th Century and is the largest church in Derbyshire. Its famous Spire stands 228 feet high and ‘leans’ 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre. Legends surround it but the truth is harder to find. Take a trip to the top of the Tower to find out more.
Telephone: 01246 206506 www.chesterfieldparishchurch.org.uk
Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5QJ
Built by Bess of Hardwick in the 1590s and unaltered since. Admire the rich tapestries, famous throughout Europe and call in at the new visitor facilities in the Stableyard.
Telephone: 01246 850430 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Renishaw Park, Renishaw, Sheffield S21 3WB
The Gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by the eccentric Sir George Sitwell. Take a Hall tour to see a treasure trove of art and furniture.
Telephone: 01246 432310 www.renishaw-hall.co.uk