Markets and Nearby Towns

There are a number of markets and country towns just a small drive from Croft bungalow. Here are a few to help you start planning.

Ashbourne Town Centre

Ashbourne is a 30 minute drive from Croft Bungalow and is an old historical market town. Known as the gateway to Dovedale, and home to the shrove tuesday football match (which has very little resemblence to the modern game), Ashbourne sits at the start of the Tissington trail. Read all about Ashbourne on the VisitPeakDistrict website.

Chesterfield market hall and traditional street market

Chesterfield is a 30 minute drive from Croft Bungalow has a traditional market square and a very busy market, and is also home to its famous crooked spire. Read about Chesterfield here.

Bakewell historical market town.  Home of the Bakewell pudding.

Bakewell is a 10 minute drive from Croft Bungalow and our nearest town. It is home to Bakewell market – a traditional agricultural market that has been going since 1330. Thats the year not the time 🙂 Its one of the oldest still trading markets in the UK. Bakewell is also home to the world famous Bakewell pudding – which can be purchased from the Bakewell pudding shop on the highstreet.

Buxton - a traditional English town with Victorian buildings, and a tradtional high street.

Buxton is a 30 minute drive from Croft Bungalow – and this historical spa town is home to Buxton water, and Buxton opera house. It has an open air market and a large landscaped park and ornamental gardens, and is home to Georgian and Victorian architecture including the very recently refurbished Crescent hotel and spa.

Belper (a 30 minute drive from Croft Bungalow) is a traditional country market town and won ‘Great British high street award’ in 2019. The town has a buzzing restaurant and bar scene and is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. Read about Belper on the Visit Peak District website.

Matlock park, in the town centre.

Matlock is a 15 minute drive from Croft Bungalow. It has an award winning park with a boating lake, and a variety of eateries and restaurants, artisan shops and a cluster of antique shops. Read more at the Visit Peak District website.

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