Planning on visiting Bakewell? Bakewell, a small market town 20 minutes drive from the Portland Hotel in Buxton or about a 35 minute bus ride. Bakewell; idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, is perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Bakewell Pudding.
The famous pudding only found in Bakewell
Take a leisurely stroll along the riverside promenade with a fourteenth-century road bridge. Benches along the riverside provide visitors the chance to just sit and enjoy the scenery with a river full of life, keep an eye-out for the Rainbow Trout! Enjoy a ice cream or fish n chips, however watch-out for the ducks and swans.
Are you looking for somewhere to stay during you're visit to Buxton? Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.
Bakewell is best known for a confection made by mistake. In the 19th century a cook at the Rutland Arms was baking a jam tart but misunderstood the recipe and so Bakewell Pudding was created. Now almost every visitor to the town samples this culinary delight. The fine spire of All Saints Church looks down on the town, where there are some grand old houses, notably the Market Hall, The Old Town Hall and the Almshouses on South Church Street. The ancient five arched bridge is much painted by artists, upstream from this is the ancient packhorse bridge near Holme Hall. New buildings in the 1990’s have generated much interest, including the Agricultural Business Centre, which replaced the old cattle market that dominated the centre of the town for over 600 years.