Secrets and Legends

Public tours open to individuals and families are held every Thursday at 1.30pm from the 1st April to 31st October and on selected Tuesdays.

The Bakewell Visitor Centre was an old market building with heraldry positioned across the side.

Full of fascinating and little known facts (plus some lively legends) our guided walks are informative, interesting and entertaining.

From the Anglo-Saxons and Normans to the present day your guide will lead you through the centuries. 

Beginning at the River Wye and taking you through the streets of Bakewell up to the Old House Museum, your guides will reveal the rich history, heritage, architecture, people and legends of this rural market town.

The trail may be barely a half mile, but with so many ancient structures and sites to visit there is a wealth of history crammed into the spine of the town.

Booking at the Bakewell Visitor Centre, at Bakewell Old House Museum or through online booking.

Please book by 12.30 on the day for a Thursday tour or 11.30 for a Tuesday tour.

Start time: 1.30pm

Start location: Bakewell Visitor Centre

Price: £5 per person. Children and dogs go free.

Why not purchase a Tour and Museum ticket for the reduced amount of £10?


Group tours

We regularly provide guided tours of the town for historical societies, U3A groups, Rotary, Round Table, Probus, Women’s Institute and Townswomen’s Guilds and other specialized groups. 

Listed are some possible tours. Please book via Bakewell Old House Museum.

Starting location: Agricultural Business Centre / Bakewell Visitor Centre

Price: £5 per person

  • Secrets and Legends for groups
  • Anglo Saxon Bakewell
  • Medieval Bakewell
  • Tudor Bakewell
  • Sir Richard Arkwright / Industrial Bakewell