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Bakewell Town Information

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Bakewell - Photo: Derbyshire Dales District Council
Bakewell - Photo: Derbyshire Dales District Council

This pretty ‘olde worlde’ market town crosses the River Wye and lies at the very heart of the Peak District. It has achieved fame thanks to the Bakewell Tart which was invented accidentally by a cook who should have made strawberry tart but put jam on the top instead. At one time there were plans to turn this merry place into a spa town but most of the springs have since run dry. The oldest house is the Old House Museum dating from the 16th century.