the comet makes it really easy to get to Chesterfield from Derby and Nottingham, with a half hourly fast service, and pronto will take you from Mansfield to the town of the Crooked Spire in style. Packed with opportunities to enjoy a really good day out, Chesterfield is definitely worth a visit.
Chesterfield is most famous for the crooked spire of St Mary’s and All Saints Church. This landmark can be seen for miles around, with the mystery of the twisted spire continuing to baffle visitors. You can take a tour of the tower to learn the secrets of the twisted spire for yourself. To find out more about the history of the town head to Chesterfield Museum, or, for theatre lovers, taking in a show at the Pomegranate should be on the cards.
There’s a decent smattering of pubs, bars and clubs in Chesterfield, if you fancy a really good night out. Be sure to pop into The Royal Oak in the historic Shambles area – it’s the oldest pub in Chesterfield. The Market Pub is also good for real ales, wines and malt whiskeys, and The Crooked Spire public house has views of St Mary’s from the beer garden.
The narrow streets of The Shambles are one of Chesterfield’s hidden gems. Browse the independent jewellery, clothing and curiosity shops, before hitting the high street shops of The Pavements and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre for the full Chesterfield shopping experience. And, of course, Chesterfield’s market is one of the biggest open-air markets in the country. Whatever you want, there’ll be a stall selling it – and we all know that the fun bit is digging through it all to find it! The General Market is open on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays. Plus, there’s a brilliant Derbyshire Famers’ Market on the second Thursday every month.
When you fancy a change of scene, head to Chesterfield for a really good day out somewhere different.
It’s a nice bus ride there – with a nice destination at the end of it.
Chesterfield isn’t short of places to eat and drink – whether you want to indulge in a three course meal or just a really good latte. Calabria Restaurant and Café Bar is the place to book if you like Italian food – it’s open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!
Head to CineWorld on the Alma Leisure Park on Derby Road to see the latest blockbuster movies. The Chesterfield Bowl is also a great place to go in the town for family friendly fun, and the Queen’s Park Leisure Centre offers swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics and more!
Queen’s Park is Chesterfield’s best loved green space, complete with glass conservatory, bandstand, play parks, a miniature train and lake with rowing boats. The park is also home to cricket in Chesterfield, with Chesterfield Cricket Club playing on the park’s pitch during season, as well as at least five days of County Cricket per year.
Chesterfield Shambles by Dom Stevens