Thursday 18 August 2011
Bakewell is situated in the Peak District on the river Wye. It is an old established market town in the centre of the Peak District. The famous 'Bakewell Pudding' comes from the town.
There have been settlements here since the iron age and Bakewell is mentioned in the Domesday book as being named Badequella which later became Beadeca's Well and then subsequently Bakewell. The nearest main town is Derby just 21 miles away.
Situated in the heart of the Peak District, Bakewell is a popular tourist destination. With beautiful surrounding countryside, the river, and plenty of independent shops and good restaurants it is easy to see why Bakewell gets so many visitors.
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