Bakewell has been voted the second best town in Britain by the Times, and is the quintessential English market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, deriving its name from 'Beadeca's Well'.
It is the only town included in the Peak District National Park, and is well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart).
It is located on the River Wye, about thirteen miles (21 km) southwest of Sheffield, 31 miles (50 km) southeast of Manchester, and 30 miles (48 km) north of the county town of Derby; nearby towns include Chesterfield to the east and Buxton to the west northwest.
What the Times said:-
Why is it so great? It has a pudding named after it, so what's not to love? Bakewell is beautiful in its own right and is surrounded by the Peak District — some of our best walking country. Stone buildings, riverside walks and cute shops attract visitors, as does nearby Chatsworth House.
Situated inside the Peak District National Park, Bakewell is surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside in the world. It's a haven for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and just about everyone who loves the outdoors.
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