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in the county of Derbyshire

About Baslow

Set amidst the stark loneliness of the High Peak the village of Baslow is surrounded by some of the finest historic properties to be found in Derbyshire.

The village itself is home to gorgeous thickly thatched cottages, and to the beautiful church of the 13th century dedicated to St. Anne. On display inside the church porch is an historic Saxon coffin lid, whilst outside there are many interesting gravestones and tombs to explore.

Baslow is sited on the meandering River Derwent and just beyond the church lies a bridge of 1603, interesting for the fact that this is the only bridge crossing the river never to have been destroyed by floods.

The village acts as an inland resort, it has inns, hotels, shops, restaurants and cafe's. It stands almost at the gates of historic Chatsworth Park, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and one of the countries foremost tourist attractions. It is also close to the grey walls, battlements and towers of Haddon Hall, which in 1700 was abandoned by its owners the Manners family and lovingly restored to its former glory by the 9th Duke of Rutland.

At the edge of Baslow lies one of the geological features of the area, an isolated giant gritstone rock of around 6 metres high of which an old legend tells that local men had to climb this rock before they could be considered worthy of marriage! A few feet away from the rock is a monument to the Duke of Wellington.

This whole area is particularly attractive, it is a great region for walking with the fringes of Baslow offering magnificent views over the beautiful Derwent Valley.

Except for during the busy tourist season Baslow is mostly a tranquil place, as such it is ideal for a romantic weekend or to use as a base for discovering the stark beauty of the High Peak and its treasure trove of historic properties.

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Edensor (20 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House (281 Pictures)

(1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S)

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor (4 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction S)

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