Public tours open to individuals and families are held every Thursday in the summer season (1st April to 31st October) at 2pm.

Meet outside the Bakewell Visitor Centre 

This walking tour of Bakewell lasts about 1hr 15mins and covers half a mile

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, they 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.


The walk leads up to the Bakewell Old House Museum, a historic house overflowing with a collection of artefacts, curios and objects relating to the history of the local area.

Booking is via Bakewell Visitor Centre  01629 813227 or 01629 816558 Please book by 13:00 on the day.

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

Tours may be possible, by arrangement, on dates other than those published. Please phone one of the guides on 01629 813257

For societies, organisations and other groups please book via the Old House Museum,  01629 813642 Groups may wish to add a tour of the Old House Museum or All Saints Church interior. Please contact Bakewell Old House Museum for further details.