Close to the M1 and just a short drive from historic Chatsworth House, Chesterfield is a beautiful market town serving as the gateway to the Peak District. Packed with stunning architecture, the skyline is probably most famous for the crooked spire of its 800 year-old Elizabethan church. There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs to choose from and, with Chesterfield being served by excellent rail links and with the East Midlands Airport just 40 minutes away, the town is as popular with businessmen as it is with visitors.
Visit The Crooked Spire: Hotels In Chesterfield
Chesterfield can trace its roots back to Roman times, when it was originally a fort. However, it was in the Middle Ages that it became a market town, and that tradition has been upheld through to the 21st Century. During this time, Chesterfield became an important contributor to the wool and leather industries. It was also during this time that the town’s most famous spire was erected on what is now the Church of St Mary and All Saints. It’s believed that the craftsmen who put the spire up used new, unseasoned wood which warped over time. Thankfully, you won’t find any similar design flaws in Chesterfield’s B&Bs and hotels. Hotels such as the Ringwood Hall Hotel are superb examples of Georgian architecture, and with not a crooked floorboard in sight!
Hotels and Historic Attractions
There are plenty of other historic attractions in and around the town’s, ideal for those with an interest in history or who simply want to enjoy elegant and serene surroundings. Bolsover Castle is a rugged, romantic ruin, while buildings such as Hardwick Hall and Tapton House offer refinement and class. However, for those who want to throw a bit of indulgence into the mix, Reinshaw Hall has its own vineyard, with regular wine-tastings. The majority of Chesterfield B&Bs and hotels are within easy access of local landmarks and attractions.
Whether you’re visiting as part of a hectic business schedule or are taking a well-earned rest, Chesterfield has something for visitors of all ages. With a range of hotels and B&Bs, such as the Church Villa B&B and the rambling charms of hotels like the Buckingham’s Hotel, there’s accommodation for every occasion and budget.