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Derbyshire and the Peak District are home to a number of fantastic towns each with their own charms and attractions. These are just a few of the most popular towns to visit amongst people taking a Peak District Holiday, there are many more great towns in the area to see.

Alfreton

Alfreton

Just 14 miles to the north east of Derby lays the market town of Alfreton. Legend has it that the town is named after the English King, Alfred the Great.

Ashbourne

Ashbourne

The town of Ashbourne, also known as ‘The Gateway to Dovedale’ is great for shopping especially antiques, though there is plenty more to the town than this.

Bakewell

Bakewell

Bakewell is known to many has the home of the popular and delicious Bakewelll Tart, though in the town you can buy the original creation the Bakewell Pudding. Bakewell is also the largest market town within the National Park boarders.

Belper

Belper

The town of Belper lies with in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Bolsover

Bolsover

The town of Bolsover was once well known for the ‘Bolsover Buckle’ though today it’s better known for its castle.

Buxton

Buxton

The world renowned town of Buxton has seen people flock to it for century’s in order to drink and bath in its spring waters. The town’s popularity over the centuries has seen many fantastic grand buildings built around the town while the surrounding countryside is often regarded as some of the most beautiful in all of England.

Chesterfield

Chesterfield

The old market town of Chesterfield’s most famous landmark is the crooked spire on the church of Saint Mary and All Saints. The popular town still holds a market every Monday, Friday and Saturday and a farmers market every 2nd Thursday of every month.

Glossop

Glossop

The town of Glossop is often referred to as the main gateways to the Peak District.  The town has an ancient history and dates back all the way to Roman times and was also an important centre during Victorian cotton industry. To celebrate this each year the town host a Victorian weekend.

Matlock

Matlock

Matlock is well known for its spa treatments thanks to its spring waters. It is situated half way between Buxton and Derby and is today the commercial centre of the Derbyshire Dales.

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