12 photos that capture the true beauty of Bakewell

PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 June 2016

River and Church, Bakewell by Simon Bull

River and Church, Bakewell by Simon Bull


Our readers capture a place that is said by many to be the heart of the Peak District,

This prosperous country town on the River Wye has everything – beautiful riverside walks, heritage and history (including a magnificent church and museum), plus a wide range of independent shops, hotels, art galleries, restaurants and cafés, many of which are to be found in a picturesque traffic-free labryrinth of narrow streets, alleyways, courtyards, small squares and arcades.

It is the only place to sample the town’s eponymous delicacy, Bakewell Pudding, which is sold at various outlets and was reputed to have originated almost 150 years ago following a mistake made by the cook at the Rutland Arms Hotel.

Monday is the most colourful and noisiest day of the week in Bakewell, when two of the town’s squares are taken over by a thriving stall market that attracts shoppers from miles around, and there’s also an annual show which was founded in 1819.

As well as being a first-class visitor attraction in itself, Bakewell is located within a few miles of some of the Peak District’s most famous attractions including the magnificent Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and Haddon Hall, which ranks as one of the country’s best preserved medieval manor houses.

Why don’t you upload your Bakewell photos to the reader photo gallery? We pick the best ones each month to go in the magazine.

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