THE MOST beautiful towns in the UK are truly hidden gems, and one Derbyshire town is proving the Peak District really is a holidaymakers' ‘haven'.
A Derbyshire town has been named as one of the prettiest towns in the UK by Daffodil Hotel. Britons may know the name, but have they visited?
Bakewell in Derbyshire has made the prettiest towns in the UK list. While most Britons will know of Bakewell tart, there really is more to Bakewell than pudding.
Jane Austen wrote: “There is not a finer county in England than Derbyshire”, and visitors to Bakewell may agree.
The market town is a true beauty. It’s the biggest town in the Peak District, located on the bank of the River Wye.
There are many attractions in and around Bakewell, making the town a fantastic getaway destination.
On Tripadvisor, user Stagespotlight said: “My favourite getaway haven in the Peak District of England.”
He continued: “If you want a fabulous holiday in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK then Bakewell and the surrounding area would be very hard to better.”
For the obligatory Bakewell tart or pudding, Britons should go to the source. Many shops, bakeries and cafes sell the treats in town.
Rumoured to have been created by accident by a local cook in centuries past, a visit to Bakewell would not be complete without a taste of this local icon.
The market is on Mondays at Bakewell, and Britons after some shopping may spend many hours wandering around. On a nice day, a stroll along the river will give visitors plenty of opportunities for pictures. The Bakewell Bridge spans the river. The medieval structure is worth a look for a sense of what Bakewell may have been in centuries past.
Further afield, there are also some must-see activities holidaymakers may want to visit.
Chatsworth House is on most holidaymakers’ lists, as the stately home has been featured in many films and tv shows and has been voted the country’s favourite country house on multiple occasions.
It was Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice and was featured in The Duchess, as well as in Peaky Blinders.
On Tripadvisor, JoC22 said: “Completely blown away by my visit today.”
And Caroline T wrote: “This must be the most beautiful stately home in England, it really is a breathtaking sight when you arrive.”
Haddon Hall is one of the oldest houses in England and has a 900-year history.
Author Simon Jenkins called it “The most perfect house to survive from the middle ages.”
Britons can visit the house, as well as Haddon Medieval Park.
On Tripadvisor, Rolfies said: “A stunning property. Our first visit - picture-postcard Englishness!”
Baggy1067 said: “The setting is just amazing. No wonder it’s a favourite with moviemakers it truly is stuck in its own time warp.”
Britons in the area who’d rather go for a walk can follow Monsal Trail.
The walk goes through beautiful Peak District scenery and is just under nine miles.