Chesterfield - FURTHER INFORMATION
Chesterfield - Chesterfield visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Chesterfield' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Derbyshire.
Chesterfield is an historic town, north of Derby in Derbyshire, at the confluence of the Rother and Hipper rivers in England on the eastern side of the Peak District. Chesterfield received it's market charter in 1204 from King John. Chesterfield benefited greatly from the construction of the Derby to Leeds railway in the 1830's and from coal mining.
Chesterfield continues to hold regular markets on a Monday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional antiques / flea market on Thursdays. One of the main landmarks of the town is the Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, which has a unique spiral 'Crooked Spire', which turns through 45° and leans 9 feet 6 inches from its true center.
Other local attractions include the Chesterfield Museum, which covers the history of Chesterfield from Roman times up to the steam age and the construction of the railway line by George Stephenson. Also within the town is Queens Park.
Chesterfield is also a gateway to the Peak District, popular with walkers and climbers. In the surrounding region other nearby attractions include Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Bolsover Castle , Chatsworth House and Gardens, Chesterfield Canal, Hardwick Hall, Pevril Castle, Renishaw Hall Gardens, Revolution House, Linacre Reservoir, Ramsley Moor and The Herb Garden.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Chesterfield lies between Derby and Sheffield on the A61, about 45 miles east of Manchester.
Train: Chesterfield railway station on the Midland Main Line.