Bakewell Travel Guide

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Bakewell Overview

Bakewell is a small town situated in the Peak District, Derbyshire. It is in the 'Dark Peak' region of the National Park, and the second largest settlement in the Peak District after Buxton to the West.

The town is best known for its famous dessert, the 'Bakewell Pudding'. Often confused with the more widely known Bakewell Tart, which is widely available across the country, the pudding is made up of a flaky pastry base filled with a fine layer of jam, and topped with an egg and almond filling.

The town's attractions include All Saints Church, a museum and a medieval bridge. However, its main attractions are nearby: the Monsal Trail just north of the village, and the stately Chatsworth House three miles northeast.

Unlike other settlements in the Peak District, Bakewell is not served by trains. Buses run to the town from Matlock, Chesterfield and Sheffield.

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