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view to wirksworth
View down into Wirksworth


hens in the garden
Our hens in the garden

Bed and Breakfast in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Peak District


Wirksworth is a delightful, unspoilt old town rich in history with many old features preserved. It dates back to pre Roman times and was at one time a well established lead mining town. St Mary's church in the centre of town dates back to the 12th century.

The old part of the town has elegant Victorian houses and tightly packed miner's cottages amongst delightful unspoilt narrow winding streets and alleyways. There are wonderful views.

The town is small but lively with a Museum, Leisure Centre with pool, gym, climbing wall and other facilities including a Skate Park, Library, Post Office and an assortment of shops.

Special events include a Carnival and Well Dressing in May and the Wirksworth Festival in September. The festival is a three week treat of art, music, theatre, street theatre, workshops and other activities.

The Art and Architecture Trail, which forms part of the Festival draws people from far and wide and is a special and unique event. Local people open their houses to artists and artisans to exhibit their work to the public.

Follow the Trail at your leisure, stopping on the way for local fare. An excellent opportunity to see and purchase varied works of art in an informal and homely atmosphere and to explore the architecture of the area inside and out!

Wirksworth is close to the spa town of Matlock, to Bakewell (famous for its puddings) and to Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Carsington Water, Alton Towers and the beautiful Limestone Dales are within easy driving distance together with Castleton and the moorlands of the Dark Peak..

Ideal for walkers and people touring the Peak District. Excellent walks on the doorstep (some with good disabled access) and good pubs and restaurants close by. Plenty of activities for children in the vicinity.

Location: Approx. 13 miles N of Derby. 5 miles from Matlock, 13 miles from Bakewell, 12 miles from Chatsworth House.

Local Directions: A6 to Cromford. B3053 to Wirksworth. Pass garage on right. First right up Dale End, a narrow lane after the garage, by the bus shelter. Carry on straight up the hill. The house is near the top. For further details please ring before arrival.