Pictures of England Pictures of England

Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England

Over 150,000 photos of England
22,000+ members
Click here to join the community

Search:

Explore England

Pictures of Chapel-en-le-Frith

in the county of Derbyshire

About Chapel-en-le-Frith

Your Business Here! - Sponsor our Chapel-en-le-Frith pages, click here.
The superb position of this delightful market town high in the Peak District leads it to be sometimes called the 'Capital' of the Peaks or the 'Gateway' to the peaks - whatever you choose to call 'Chapel' (as the locals call it) one thing is certain, it is an exceptional town with many beautiful features.

Chapel is a well preserved, picturesque place. It has a lovely old church dating back to the 14th-century which stands on the spot of an earlier church built by foresters a century or so before. The site then would have been at the edge of the forest, thus the name, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

A wander around reveals much to admire. In the cobbled market place you can see what were once the village stocks and a medieval market cross. These ancient relics are surrounded by pleasant shops and a couple of inns. A short walk takes you to the church which still has its original sun dial. Today the church looks sedate and peaceful, but this was not always so. During the turbulent days of the Civil War, following the Battle of Ribbleton Moor in 1648 over a thousands Scottish soldiers were taken prisoner and imprisoned in the church. They were kept there for two weeks during which time there was a great loss of life. Inside, the church has many treasures, whilst the churchyard surrounding this lovely building, shows graves and tombs covering several centuries. From the church, you turn into Church Brow, a quaint cobbled street, taking you back to the main street where you will find a friendly tourist information centre with lots of information on the town and The Peak District National Park.

This is a lively town, there is always something going on, there is a town band and organised festivals are held. It is lovely walking country and for those who wish to spend a few days away from it all, there is a good selection of cottage and hotel accommodation.

Take a picture tour of Chapel-en-le-Frith or book Chapel-en-le-Frith accommodation

Other nearby recommended towns & villages..

A picture of Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge (13 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction W of Chapel-en-le-Frith)

An attractive small town in the High Peak district of Derbyshire...

Heron on the River Wye in Buxton

Buxton (77 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction S of Chapel-en-le-Frith)

This barely spoilt town offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy a town crammed with beautiful buildings whilst exploring the high upland regions of England's glorious Peak District National Park...

Castleton

Castleton (196 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction E of Chapel-en-le-Frith)

Castleton is one of the Jewels of the Peak District. It is a famous centre for caverns where you will find four of the countries most famous show caves. It is also the home of.....

Tideswell Church, known as 'Cathedral of the Peak'. The centre piece of the village.

Tideswell (5 Pictures)

in the county of Derbyshire

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction SE of Chapel-en-le-Frith)

Tideswell is famous for its superb, large church, known as the "Cathedral of the Peak"...

Lock gate, Marple canal

Marple (24 Pictures)

in the county of Greater Manchester

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction NW of Chapel-en-le-Frith)

Marple has many splendid canal features from the past, these include a flight of 16 locks and a three arched aqueduct which takes the Peak Forest canal over the River Goyt...

All towns in Derbyshire
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

Stalagtites in Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire, UK

Treak Cliff Cavern (3 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction E)

..

A picture of Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern (5 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction E)

..

The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (1 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction S)

..

Inside the Blue John Cavern (04-05-2006)

Blue John Cavern (18 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

..

Inside the entrance to Peak Cavern Cave, in Castleton, Derbyshire

Peak Cavern (13 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

Peak Cavern is one of the finest of the many underground caverns of this area. It lies beneath Peveril Castle at the centre of.....

The stunning Goyt Valley near Buxton, Derbyshire

Goyt's Moss (3 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction SW)

Goyt's Moss lies in the wild and beautiful Goyt Valley, its steep slopes sweep down into the tranquil waters of the Fernlee.....

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle (30 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction E)

Built to be impregnable, the ruins of Peveril Castle stand on a steep ridge with dramatic views in all directions, giving the.....


All attractions in Chapel-en-le-Frith
All attractions in Derbyshire
Complete A to Z of attractions in England