Things to do in Bakewell, Derbyshire
Bakewell is a pleasant old town and has numerous tea-shops offering cream teas with the famous Bakewell Pudding.
The town was largely re-built in a surge of prosperity in the early 19th century caused by the expansion of industry started by Arkwright's mills.
The Rutland Arms was built in 1804 overlooking the town square; Jane Austen stayed there in 1811, and in Pride and Prejudice she has Elizabeth Bennet stopping there to meet the Darcys and Mr Bingley.
There is an impressive church founded in 920. The town's name is believed to derive from its warm springs, and two of the original wells still survive.
Description by Jeffrey Darlington
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