Bakewell is the only market town set within the Peak District. As such, it provides an ideal point to explore the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales from. It’s also close to the cities of Manchester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield, as well as tourist attractions like Chatsworth House.
There is a visitor’s centre in the town centre.
For more information about Bakewell and the Peak District, you may wish to visit the following sites:
If you’re thinking of coming to visit for the full weekend, or for a longer stay, there are plenty of B&Bs, guest houses and hotels in the local area. The Bakewell site provides a list of accommodation in the area.
We aren’t affiliated with any of the websites listed on this page and while we’ll do our best to answer your questions, official channels like the Peak District website will be able to provide impartial, detailed advice better than we can.
Bakewell Agricultural Centre
Tel: 01629 813 777
Bakewell Agricultural Centre usually hosts farmers’ markets and livestock markets, but we’ll be using its main concourse and conference rooms to hold Bakewell Wool Gathering. Only a short walk from Bakewell town centre, with on site Pay-and-Display parking, the venue offers full disabled access and free WiFi. Food and drink will be available from the cafe next door.
Please note there is no cash machine on site. While many stallholders will provide the opportunity to pay by debit and credit card, not all will and smaller purchases will need to be made by cash. We suggest bringing plenty of cash with you. However, there are cash machines in Bakewell town centre for you to use. You can pay for tickets on the day in cash or via card.
If you have any questions we suggest you contact the venue directly.
Directions & Travel
Bakewell is on the A6, midway between Buxton to the north and Matlock to the south. The closest train station is in Matlock, 8 miles away. For information on buses, please visit the Derbyshire Bus website. You may also find this map useful.
There are several car parks in Bakewell, all of which are Pay & Display. Most are run by Derbyshire Dales council and the closest to the Agricultural Centre is the one right outside! The cost for the day is over £5 and the machines only take coins. They also accept card payments but be prepared for this not to work. We can usually provide change if you only have notes.