Derbyshire’s wonderful heritage

The cultural heritage of Derbyshire is wide and varied. As a landscape, it is dominated by its inclusion in the Peak District National Park, which was the first British National Park, established in 1951 and covering 1438 square kilometres (555 square miles) at the southern tip of the Pennines.

Visitors to Wheeldon Trees Farm come from wide and far to explore the Peak District.

But Derbyshire’s heritage also includes its traditions, languages and buildings, all from the past but all still just as important today.

Wheeldon Trees Farm is passionate about helping to preserve and promote this cultural heritage.

And some of the best examples to visit can be found below:

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Tideswell Well Dressings

Tideswell, in the heart of the beautiful Peak District countryside is home to the famous annual Tideswell Well Dressings throughout the local villages.. Each June, Tideswell bursts into life for fun and celebrations during "Wakes Week", the highlight of which is the Saturday carnival and evening torchlight procession.  

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Tindall’s of Tideswell

Named after its founders, Jack and Ernest Tindall, Tindalls of Tidewsell, is now run by three generations of the Cox family. This traditional bakery is famous for its handmade pork pies, fresh bread, Tidza Puds (their own varient on the Bakewell Pudding), Wakes Cakes, Fidgety Pasties and Thar Cakes, using traditional recipes that are hundreds of years old.  

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The Pudding Shop, Bakewell

Visit The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. Besides being the home of the Bakewell pudding and baking fresh bread and cakes daily, they also stock a large selection of local cheeses, chutneys, jams and ales. Why not take home one of their hampers. Yum!!  

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Haddon Hall

Dating from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century and probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house, Haddon Hall was restored in the 1920s, by the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. As featured in many period films and TV dramas, Haddon provides a unique view of early English life and history.