A guide to Chesterfield

Do you love the best of both worlds? Then look no further than the beautiful market town of Chesterfield combining a thriving atmosphere with plenty to do and the stunning countryside of Derbyshire.

Offering a mixture of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes you will feel spoilt for choice or if you prefer to shop until you drop, then pop to the traditional market stalls or for something more unique head to The Shambles.

If you have the travel bug and want to jet off somewhere then you can access the rest of the world with one of the local regional airports. Forget London – Manchester, East Midlands and Doncaster Sheffield can take you exactly where you want to be.

Chesterfield and its surrounding areas provide a range of events to keep you busy 365 days of the year, from ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin’ to the ‘Bolsover Festival of Brass’ and the ‘Ashover Vintage Festival of Light’.

Now what are you waiting for – pack your bags and move to Chesterfield, we promise you won’t regret it!

Things to do

On the door step of Chesterfield is the beautiful Peak District perfect for those who love to get some fresh air outside in the British countryside. You can walk your dog, cycle, run, join a local walking club or even venture to one of the four visitor centres to sample some local products.

Chesterfield Market dates back to 1165 and continues to attract visitors from far and wide. The traditional market provides a mixture of stalls selling a variety of local food, fashion, homeware and gifts – you will be spoilt for choice. The market operates three days a week on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.

Places to eat

The family run Bottle & Thyme is a favourite on the Chesterfield dining scene serving up seasonal, organic and fresh produce all year round. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week and is perfect for catching up with friends on a Saturday morning with a fresh coffee and a delicious plate of brunch – make sure you try the Smashed Avo.

The family run restaurant, Lombardis opened its doors in 2002. Originally from Campania, the Lombardi family brought a little slice of Italy to Chesterfield offering traditional favourites such as risotto di mare, lasagne al forno and pollo diavola. The rustic restaurant has an extensive list of Italian wines and beers which can be enjoyed before enjoying an evening at Chesterfield Theatre, only a six minute walk away.

A piece of history

Learn about a number of historic periods at Chesterfield Museum from the beginning of the Romans to the expansion of the Industrial Revolution. Step back in time with their exhibitions and events such as; ‘Life as a Coal Miner’, ‘November Valuation Day’, ‘Meet George Stephenson’ and so much more.

With its highly regarded reputation and incredible views over Derbyshire, Bolsover Castle injects a piece of British heritage into Chesterfield. The 17th century retreat hosts a raft of events for the local community to get involved with such as ‘Spooky Bolsover Castle’, ‘Ghost Tours’, ‘Carol Concerts’ and so much more!

Don’t forget to check out the surrounding iconic sites of Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House – you won’t be disappointed.