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County - Derbyshire | Map
Tel code: 01629 | code search
Postcode: DE4 | code search
Population: 5200
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Wirksworth is a small market town in Derbyshire that can trace is history back to before the Domesday Book and having been granted a charter to hold regular markets in 1306 still does so today. Once an important lead mining centre the town of Wirksworth grew rapidly in the 18th and 19th centuries and when the demand for lead subsided the area became famed for its limestone and with the arrival of the railways in the 19th century found a ready and accessible market throughout the UK. As well as wealth this heavy industry was detrimental to the town as dirt and filth form this heavy industrialisation formed over the buildings only to be stopped by the intervention of the Civic Trust. The 1970s saw an end to this and he town centre was declared a restoration zone. The benefits are there today for all to see, the narrow alleys leading up the hillside and tiny courtyards, the maze of side streets creating a visitors haven, full of history and today, thanks to the intervention of the Civic Trust, a neat and inviting location for the casual tourist. Many people visit here just to see the 13th century church, others to visit Babington House, former home to Anthony Babington who it is said was executed for trying to help Mary Queen of Scots escape from prison. Having said that no matter what your reason for visiting Wirksworth is there ne thing for certain you will not fail to be charmed by this town.

Attraction

Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Cottage

Cormorant Cottage at Croft Cottages
Greenhill Cottage
Heron Cottage at Croft Cottages
Kingfisher Cottage at Croft Cottages
Lathkill Cottage
Wren's Nest

Dentist

Coach House Dental Practice
Steeple Grange Dental Practice

Doctor

Hannage Brook Medical Centre

Farmers Market

Wirksworth Farmers Market

Market

Wirksworth Farmers Market
Wirksworth Market

Pub and Bar

Blacks Head
George Hotel
Hope & Anchor
Kingsfield Public House
Lime Kiln
Red Lion
Royal Oak

Wheatsheaf

Restaurant

Blacks Head
Hope & Anchor
Royal Oak
Wheatsheaf
Wirksworth Balti

Self-Catering

Greenhill Cottage

Solicitor

Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co

Taxi

Cross Dales Taxis

Sports Clubs

Matlock Baileans Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)

Shops

Traid Links
Ken's Supermarket
B Payne & Son Ltd
John Hollingsworth Butchers
Traid Links
Hairworks
Marsden's Gifts and Toys

Places to Stay near Wirksworth

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Greenhill Cottage (0.04 miles)

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This enchantingly romantic and beautifully furnished cottage enjoys an elevated location in a quaint little market town, famed for arts and crafts and boasting a vibrant September ... More

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The Old Lock-Up (0.11 miles)

The Old Lock-Up

The Old Lock Up, where once prisoners slopped out with buckets, now has the last word in luxury. An invigorating double airbath soothes aching muscles after a day walking the Dales, a glass of wine ... More | visit website

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Alison House (1.76 miles)

Alison House

Alison House offers quality guest accommodation in the heart of Derbyshire. With an emphasis on exclusivity and set in 7 acres of grounds; it provides a feeling of intimacy and privacy.It has an AA 4 ... More | visit website
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The Greyhound Hotel (1.83 miles)

The Greyhound Hotel

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Come and join us at the Greyhound whether you are looking for an enjoyable night out, a relaxed drink with friends or a delicious meal in our restaurant.Spend some time ... More

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Willersley Castle Hotel (2.03 miles)

Willersley Castle Hotel
Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, part of the Christian Guild Group of Hotels, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge ... More | visit website
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Millbank House (2.05 miles)

Millbank House
Millbank House accommodation is on the edge of peak District National Park set in the most magnificent countryside, it is the perfect location to unwind.It is also situated close to the historic town of Wirksworth ... More | visit website
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Bear Inn and Hotel (2.21 miles)

Bear Inn and Hotel

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The Bear Inn is one of the oldest and most renowned Inns and restaurants in Derbyshire. Known for serving fantastic home cooked food, fine wine and a range of well ... More

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New Bath Hotel (2.25 miles)

New Bath Hotel
The New Bath Hotel is the perfect venue from which to explore the picturesque spa town of Matlock Bath, lying just down river of the county town of Matlock, enclosed by the majestic limestone cliffs ... More | visit website
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The Secret Cottage (2.27 miles)

The Secret Cottage

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Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside this romantic, attractive detached cottage is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the ... More

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Dannah Farm Country House (2.53 miles)

Dannah Farm Country House

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Dannah Farm Country House an extra ordinary B&B where relaxed country living meets ultimate indulgence. Set amidst glorious countryside on the Chatsworth Estates at Shottle, offering superb accommodation, award ... More

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As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. - John Locke
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James Stuart (the Old Pretender) attempts to invade Scotland - 1708, 1st Trams operate in London - 1861, Woolwich Ferry Opens - 1889
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