Surrounded by stunning countryside, the ancient village of Youlgrave winds its way along a narrow limestone shelf, situated between two of the area’s loveliest valleys – Lathkill Dale to the north and Bradford Dale to the south.
Once the centre of Derbyshire’s lead-mining industry, this charming village now plays home to 3 pubs, all serving food, 3 shops, garage and a delightful medieval church. All Saints Parish Church with its 15th century square tower, reputedly the finest in Derbyshire, dominates the Main Street, which seems to shrink in awe of its mighty shadow. Known locally as ‘pommy’ (or pommie!) – a reference to the local silver band and the ‘pom pom pom’ playing in the early days, the village is also renowned for its well dressing. The village of Youlgrave has more reason than others in Derbyshire to give thanks for water by celebrating well dressing as we have our very own water supply which has never let us down.
The attractive market town of Bakewell is nearby and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a frequent Monday street market, and monthly farmers market. With the whole of the Peak District National Park on the doorstep, many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall as well. For walkers and cyclists, their are numerous routes directly form the door and easy access to the trails.
- Major Towns:
- Bakewell 3 miles, Buxton 14 miles, Matlock 13 miles, Ashbourne 15 miles
- Village Shops:
- Peak Feast: Bakery and local produce
- Village Store: Deli, General store & tea room
- Post Office: Post-office & General store
- Village Pubs:
- The George
- The Bulls Head
- Farmyard Inn
- Youlgrave Garage: Fuel, repairs & parts
- Doctors surgery