The Hidden Gem of the Peak

With A Thriving Independent High Street

At the Edge of the Peak District

Packed With Community and Cultural Events

A Great Place to Visit, Even Better to Stay

Steam train on Ecclesbourne Valley Railway


The Hidden Gem of the Peak
There aren't many places left like Wirksworth. With its thriving independent high street, its great range of cafes, pubs and places to eat as well as a range of  accommodation that reflects the town's quirks and eccentricities, you can see why it's often called the Hidden Gem of the Peak

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Rich in History & Traditions
Spend a few hours wandering through the streets and hidden alleyways of Wirksworth and you'll discover a town steeped in history with a vibrant, lively community with plenty to see and do. From grand town houses to heritage railways, from boutique cinemas to parks and playgrounds, from stained glass windows to window shopping - there's literally something for everyone.


A Town of Hidden Gems
Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District, Wirksworth is the perfect place to explore, with miles of footpaths and trails for walking, cycling and climbing, right on our doorstep.

Venture a little further to visit grand stately homes such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall; or take a cable car to the Heights of Abraham; spend an hour in the penny arcades at Matlock Bath; or rest a while and indulge in a spot of blissful peace and tranquility and let the Derbyshire landscape work its magic on you.


A Town Where Things Happen
There's always a good reason to visit Wirksworth. With a year round programme of events, including its Open Gardens, Book and Arts Festivals,  or its yearly traditions such as its Well Dressings and its Carnival; you'll always find something happening.

There's a great live music scene, a whole host of classes for salsa, yoga, meditation, life drawing. Or just come to enjoy a night at one of its fantastic pubs. Take in a movie at The Northern Light Cinema. Or bring your shopping basket and spend the morning at the monthly Farmers Market.


A Town That's Got It All
Nestled in the Derbyshire Dales, within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield by car and, for a small rural town, well served by public transport.

Once here you'll find car parking in and around town (as well as EV charging points) and a great range of accommodation to suit every style and budget.

However you get here, and wherever you stay, chances are, you won't want to leave.