Chesterfield is a town rich in history, with fascinating historic buildings to visit, along with museums and the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. There’s plenty of entertainment, with the Pomegranate Theatre hosting musicals, ballet, film and theatre screenings, and there’s also the Winding Wheel with musical theatre, dance and music. For dining out, the town has many restaurants with a wide range of cuisines and range from contemporary to something more traditional, and there’s also a good selection of pubs and bars in the town.
If you’re going shopping, there’s a wealth of choice, with national and independent retailers, and the town has a mixture of old and new, with historic streets to enjoy as well as all modern facilities. There’s the Pavements Shopping Centre, and you can shop at the regular large market. Business conferencing in the town includes venues such as those at the Ringwood Hall Hotel and the Proact Stadium, and the nearest major airports are Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport, East Midlands Airport and Manchester Airport.
Chesterfield Car Hire
Wherever you are in Chesterfield, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Chesterfield car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Chesterfield, here is a selection:
You can come and see this superb house built in the 16th century for Bess of Hardwick, who was the Countess of Shrewsbury. The house is built in Italian Renaissance style, with towers and turrets and huge windows, and has magnificent features to enjoy such as breathtaking collections of original Flemish tapestries, exquisite Elizabethan embroideries, historic portraits, and beautiful plasterwork. You can also enjoy the orchards and herb gardens, along with ponds, woods and parklands, and which is a tranquil setting to enjoy a picnic.
This is a historic working watermill located on the Hardwick Estate, where you can learn about the daily life and work of a miller in the 1800’s. You can learn about the milling process and the production of flour and buy some of the organic flour for yourself, in this peaceful setting.
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
At this Museum and Art Gallery visitors can see interesting displays relating to the history and development of Chesterfield, dating from Roman times onwards. Exhibits that you can view here include a huge wheel used in the building of the Parish Church in the town in the 1300’s.
You can take a pleasurable trip along Chesterfield Canal with beautiful and varied scenery to be seen. You can take boat trips along this lovely stretch and enjoy all the nature along the way, or if you prefer to walk, you can stroll along the Cuckoo Way towpath, and enjoy the relaxing countryside that way.
Visitors can come and see this small historic thatched cottage museum, where in the late 17th century the Earl of Danby, the Earl of Devonshire and John D’Arcy conspired in a plot to depose King James II. The cottage was at the time an alehouse and here these men discussed their plans for William of Orange to become king, which resulted in the Glorious Revolution. You can learn all about this historic event and see a collection of furniture from the 1600’s and a local exhibition.
Here you can come and have a peaceful time enjoying the tranquil surroundings of the Reservoirs, with a number of trails to follow around the area. There are ancient woodlands to enjoy, as well as the lovely Holme Brook, and the valley is home to a wealth of wildlife including species of birds such as kingfishers and nuthatches.
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