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Bakewell Country Festival

The Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society’s inaugural Bakewell Country Festival will take place on Sunday 17 July 2022 from 10am to 6pm, on the Bakewell Showground. It will be an exciting family day out that will combine a wide range of traditional agricultural activities and family entertainment, including food and drink outlets, shopping and more. […]

Well Dressing in Derbyshire

The origins of well dressing have been lost in the mists of time, but it is thought to date back to a pagan ritual that involved gifts being left at natural springs to thank for water gods for their bounty. Today, well dressing is an annual event that takes place across Derbyshire during the summer months […]

Visit the Magpie Mine

Just under eight miles from Baslow is Magpie Mine, the last lead mine that was worked in the Derbyshire lead ore field and one of the best examples in the country of a 19th century lead mine.  Just outside the village of Sheldon, the mine has a fascinating 200-year history of successes and failures, with bitter disputes and fights resulting in the death of three miners; there is […]

Explore Eyam & Eyam Hall

Just over four miles from The Devonshire Arms is the village of Eyam, which was nearly wiped out by the plague in 1665-66. The focal point of the village is Eyam Hall, which has been open to the public for 30 years and is well worth a visit. This Jacobean manor house has been in […]