The historic Derbyshire market town of Chesterfield is best known for it's famous 'Crooked Spire' which dominates the skyline as you approach. A visit to the Church of St Mary and All Saints is well worth while but you may get several viewpoints of why the Spire ended up to be so crooked! You decide which one to believe!
The town is also home to one of the largest and oldest outdoor markets in the country. Taking place every Monday, Friday and Saturday the market stretched out amongst the towns pedestrianized market square and streets and sells every type of goods imaginable. There has is fact been a market in Chesterfield as early as 1165 although the towns Market Charter was not granted until 1204.
The town also plays host to an interesting museum (Free Entry) which traces the town's history from Roman times and also shows how important the town and surrounding area became during the industrial revolution. Chesterfield also has a theatre which attracts top performers including comedians, singers and West End Show productions.
Chesterfield's entertainment and shopping scene has changed significantly over recent years. Apart from the market the town plays host to big name high street brands alongside many independent speciality shops and an array of great restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Sitting alongside these are numerous real ale pubs, bars, cafes and clubs to make Chesterfield a really diverse and attractive place to visit for people of any age.
St Marys & All Saints Church (Crooked Spire)
Chesterfield Market (Monday, Friday & Saturday)
Chesterfield Market Hall
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