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Bakewell

Bakewell
Bakewell, the largest town in the Peak District, is primarily known for its Bakewell Pudding, a flaky, almond -flavoured confection invented here at the Rutland Arms Hotel in 1804 when a cook inadvertantly spoiled a recipe for strawberry tart. A century before this mishap, the Duke of Rutland set out to develop a spa here to surpass the work his rival, the Duke of Devonshire, was doing at Buxton. The temperature of the water however, made the failure inevitable, leaving only Bath Gardens beside Rutland Square as a reminder of the venture. Today there is much for the visitor to enjoy. There is a weekly market and cattle market, the town being granted a charter in 1254. The 700 year -old, graceful 5 - arched bridge spans the River Wye and upstream there is a narrow packhorse bridge. The 12C parish church sits on a rise overlooking the town and has an impressive Saxon cross in the churchyard, and behind the church, the lovely Old House museum, dates back to 1584.

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The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

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The Rutland Arms Hotel

.. .. in the magnificent town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park this 19th century hotel offers elegance and distinct history amid unrivalled surroundings.

.....the first ever Bakewell Pudding was made by a cook in the kitchens at the Rutland Arms.

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Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

.. .....located on the Chatsworth Country House Estate in the heart of the Peak District, about 4 miles from Bakewell.

......with open fires, oak beams, antique furnishings, fresh flowers and friendly staff.

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Old House Museum
Cunningham Place
Bakewell
Derbyshire
Tel: 01629 813642

This fascinating old house contains a wonderful collection of items from the Bakewell area, displayed to show aspects of local and social history in this part of Derbyshire.

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Bakewell Church

Bakewell - Local Information. Chemist at Rutland Sq, Buxton Rd 01629) 813215 - Bakewell public swimming pool on Granby Rd Tel: 01629 814205 - Bakewell library Orme Court, Granby Court Tel: 01629 812267 - Old House Museum, Cunningham Place 01629 813642 - Please use links below for attractions in this areaPeak District. Accommodation in other towns near Bakewell

Photo: Bakewell Church

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