Chesterfield attractions

Chesterfield attractions

ChesterfieldChesterfield lies in Derbyshire, a county associated with the Peak District (as well as parts of Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire), while the northern part of the county overlaps into the Pennines. Wedged in between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, the landscape comes in two forms with the harsh grey gritstone of the Dark Peak contrasting with the pale southern limestone hills of the White Peak. Here the deep-forested dales are populated with small stone villages, walking trails along former railway routes, complex cave systems and spectacular historic country houses, the seats of the Dukes of Devonshire and Rutland.

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Attractions Tapton Park Golf Course Chesterfield Tel: 01246 239500. Chesterfield Golf Club Matlock Road, Walton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7LA Tel: 01246 279256.

Tapton Park Golf Course Chesterfield

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Attractions The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield - The " Crooked Spire " of St. Mary & All Saints Church is 228' high and leans 9' 5" from its true centre. The church is the largest in Derbyshire & was dedicated in 1234. Guided trips up the spire are available.

Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

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AttractionsChesterfield Museum, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TY. Tel: 01246 345727. Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. The museum is located on St Mary's Gate close to the Parish Church (Crooked Spire).

Chesterfield Museum

AttractionsCHATSWORTH HOUSE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP. Tel: 01246 582204 is about 5 miles from Bakewell. The house is richly furnished and decorated with painted walls and ceilings, woodcarvings, elaborate inlay furniture, tapestry and leather. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Refreshments and self service restaurant. Admission charges apply. www.chatsworth.org. About 8 miles west of Chesterfield.

CHATSWORTH HOUSE Bakewell

Attractions Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation Street, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 345222. The Pomegranate is a grade 2 listed Victorian 546 seater proscenium arch theatre offering a wide range of professional touring and local amateur productions

Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield

Attractions Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1LP. Tel: 01246 345345.

Chesterfield Town Hall

AttractionsQueens Park Sports Centre Tel: 01246 345555. We offer the largest range of sporting and recreational opportunities under one roof in the area. These facilities include a 33 metre 6 lane swimming pool with diving boards, teaching pool and a beached baby pool as well as the 185 ft Hipper Dipper Flume

Queens Park Sports Centre Chesterfield

AttractionsThe Solar Pyramid, a visually stunning landmark steel sculpture, standing at 45 metres in height next to the M1, will be the largest working timepiece in the World and the UK’s largest work of art. The Solar Pyramid will work like a giant sundial. Contact 01629 760202. www.solarpyramid.co.uk.

The Solar Pyramid

AttractionsChesterfield Football Club, SaltergateTel: 01246 209765. The club presently play at Saltergate (2006-7 season), although it now has permission to build a new 11,000 capacity stadium about one mile from the town centre.

Chesterfield Football Club, Saltergate

Attractions Chesterfield Canal Trust. The Trust aims to promote the full restoration and development of the Chesterfield Canal. Already the Chesterfield Canal has much to offer; the 46-mile canal has narrow locks, wide locks, and tunnels. It originally ran from the River Trent at West Stockwith to Chesterfield. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham. The section near Chesterfield offers the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre at Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 7JB. Tel: 01246 551035. Main towns near the canal - Rotherham Chesterfield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough.

Chesterfield Canal

AttractionsThe Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield, S41 7SA. Tel: 01246 345334. Concert & Exhibition Venue. A grade 2 listed building and former cinema in the town centre. Professional and amateur Concerts, Exhibitions, Conferences and more. The Auditorium holds up to 1000 people and the ballroom holds up to 200. www.windingwheel.co.uk

Winding Wheel Chesterfield

Attractions Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ. Tel: 01246 850430. One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses. Tudor treasure house
Built for 'Bess of Hardwick'. 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries. Rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Herb garden. The ruins of Hardwick Old Hall in the grounds are owned by the National Trust and administered by English Heritage (01246 850431). National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Location: About 5 miles south east of Chesterfield, between junctions 28 and 29 of the M1.

Hardwick Hall Chesterfield

AttractionsBolsover Castle, Derbyshire - S44 6PR. Bolsover Castle, perched high on a wooded hillside near Chesterfield is an enchanting place to visit. William the Conqueror gave Bolsover Castle to his bailiff, William Peveril, who is believed to have built a keep where Bolsover Castle now stands. Visitors can enjoy the elaborate fireplaces, panelling and wall paintings, and see the early indoor riding school linked to the castle with a range of buildings including a gallery. In Bolsover, 6 miles E of Chesterfield on A632. Off M1 at junction29 (signposted). English Heritage.

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