The Old House
Cunningham Pl, Bakewell DE45 1DD, UK
About The Old House
The Old House Museum in Bakewell is about 200 metres away from the church, situated in the oldest standing building in Bakewell. It houses a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, in 11 beamed rooms. There are 10 rooms on show within the house, plus an outdoor collection of historic artefacts that includes a stainless steel scale model of a mill wheel from Lumford Mill. Many of the rooms feature their original Tudor fireplaces, and the first floor rooms have exposed timber beams.
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Haddon Hall is the finest example of a medieval manor house currently in existence in England. The origins of the hall are from the 11th century, with additions at various stages between the 13th and the 17th centuries, latterly in the Tudor style. The exterior walls are adorned with climbing roses and there is a beautiful terraced garden. Haddon Hall is a popular choice as a film and TV location. A restaurant and gift shop complete the visitor's experience.
A naturally beautiful trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale, and Coombs Road, at Bakewell. The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales. The trail has numerous landmarks including Headstone Viaduct, Cressbrook Mill, Litton Mill and Hassop railway station, and passes through six tunnels.
A majestic building which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. It has a beautiful garden which is famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, and its Victorian rock garden, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.
Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley. This beautiful valley in the White Peak limestone area of the Peak District National Park is a paradise for trekkers and also you can spend some nice time there. It is an ideal place where you can walk along the river, take in the landscape and sit by a weir and have a picnic.
A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally believed to depict nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. It is part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor. The Nine Ladies features a creation myth similar to those associated with many other stone circles. Local legend records how nine young maidens danced at the Sabbath to the tunes played by a lone fiddler. For their sin, they were turned to stone.
Robin Hood's Stride is a spectacular tor of gritstone rocks perched on a ridge between Harthill Moor and the Alport-Winster road. It consists of gritstone boulders deeply seamed by water flows. Limited short climbing is possible; nearby Cratcliffe Tor provides more serious routes. The area surrounding Robin Hood's Stride contains traces of barrows, Bronze or Iron Age enclosures, and hut circles, but the most visible monument is the stone circle known as the 'Nine Stones.
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