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Place Bakewell

Bakewell is a market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, known also for its local Bakewell pudding. It lies on the River Wye, about 13 miles south-west of Sheffield. In the 2011 census, the population of the civil parish appeared as 3,949. It was estimated at 3,695 in 2019. The town is close to the tourist attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

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Atlas Obscura 2017
22.46km
The Largest Doorless Elevator Left in the U.K.

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Atlas Obscura 2019
18.56km
These Quintessentially English Stepping Stones Were Built for Victorian Tourists

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Atlas Obscura 2022
24.27km
Ruins Of Sheffield Ski Village

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Atlas Obscura 2017
5km
England’s ‘ER’ Plantations

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Industrial Connections
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Atlas Obscura 2018
7.63km
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Atlas Obscura 2019
23.28km
The Old Queens Head

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Atlas Obscura 2018
16.3km
Leawood Pump House

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Spring Activity Trail
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Sheffield Botanical Gardens Autumn Wildlife Tour
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12.91km
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Everyday Intimacy – Stories of the Body in Museums Sheffield Social History Collection
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Transcendental Trail
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Kids Autumn Wildlife Trail
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Atlas Obscura 2018
23.91km
Burton Street School

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Atlas Obscura 2020
13.03km
Charles Cotton’s Fishing House

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Atlas Obscura 2020
6.32km
Earl Grey Tower

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6.82km
Rowtor Rocks

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Atlas Obscura 2017
21.6km
Memorial to Tip the Faithful Sheepdog

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Atlas Obscura 2018
23.32km
Dale Dyke Dam Marker and Memorials

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Atlas Obscura 2019
24.28km
Strutt’s North Mill

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Atlas Obscura 2020
11.99km
Chee Dale Stepping Stones

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Atlas Obscura 2019
16.7km
Solomon’s Temple

Discover Solomon's Temple in Buxton, England: This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.

Atlas Obscura 2019
16.16km
Moot Hall

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Atlas Obscura 2018
6.13km
Nine Ladies Stone Circle

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Remembering the Worst Sports Stadium Disaster in Britain

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Winter Activity Trail
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Atlas Obscura 2018
19.64km
Shepherd Wheel

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Atlas Obscura 2018
23.46km
The Steelworker Mural

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Atlas Obscura 2020
20.4km
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Discover Bishops' House in Sheffield, England: This house was home to a succession of park keepers for more than 90 years, but in all that time, it never had a toilet.

Atlas Obscura 2021
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Atlas Obscura 2017
12.98km
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Atlas Obscura 2018
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Atlas Obscura 2018
23.95km
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Atlas Obscura 2021
13.68km
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Atlas Obscura 2020
22.95km
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Atlas Obscura 2018
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Atlas Obscura 2021
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Atlas Obscura 2017
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Atlas Obscura 2020
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Atlas Obscura 2021
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Discover Riverside Pub Mural in Sheffield, England: Located behind the Riverside Pub is a nautical fantasy from one of the area's renowned street artists.

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