Bakewell

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Bakewell
Location Map ( geo)
Bridge over the River Wye in Bakewell - Geograph - 1301.jpg
Bridge over the River Wye in Bakewell
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County
Derbyshire
Highway Authority
Derbyshire

Bakewell is a town in the Peak District of Derbyshire, famous for its puddings, and a popular tourist destination. Settlements go back to the Romans, and it owes its location to the crossing of the River Wye, initially by fords but since medieval times by a bridge. Bakewell Bridge is a five-arched stone bridge, and at around 800 years old is said to be one of the oldest bridges in the country still in use.

Bakewell lies on the A6 which still passes through the centre of town approximately on its historic route southwest of the River Wye. Bakewell Bridge is now part of the A619 route over the river to Chesterfield.

Routes

Route To Notes

A6

Buxton

A6

Matlock

A619

Chesterfield

B5055

Monyash

B6001

Hathersage



Bakewell
Sections
Roads
A622 (Derbyshire) • A6 • A619 • B6001 • B5055 • B6048
Related Pictures
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Photo0015.jpgA619 & B6408.jpgB6408 & A619.jpgOld bridge, Ashford.JPGBridge over the River Wye in Bakewell - Geograph - 1301.jpg
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Major CitiesDerby • Leicester • Nottingham • Northampton
Primary DestinationsAshbourne • Boston • Buxton • Chesterfield • Corby • East Midlands Airport • Gainsborough • Grantham • Hinckley • Kettering • Lincoln • Loughborough • Mansfield • Market Harborough • Matlock • Melton Mowbray • Newark • Oakham • Skegness • Sleaford • Spalding • Stamford • Wellingborough • Worksop
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