Wirksworth is a small market town of great character with plenty to offer close by
Bistros, pubs, cafes & quirky shops…plus its very own little cinema
Explore the town on foot to discover its fascinating history
PLACES TO VISIT
The Northern Light Cinema
Book a sofa for 2 with a bottle of wine. Seating just 52, this is a small but beautiful experience
Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Discover the significance of red tape, George Elliot & The Dream Cave on a visit to the Heritage Centre.
Take a stroll up Greenhill for stunning views from “The StarDisc – a 21st century stone circle and celestial amphitheatre”
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
Bars & Bistros
Le Mistral – www.lemistral.co.uk
The Northern Light Cinema Bar
Cicchetti by Carlo
Pubs & Cafes
A document from 1840 lists over 50 pubs in Wirksworth. Now there are somewhat fewer – but still worth a visit!
The Red Lion, The Hope & Anchor, The Royal Oak, The Quarryman
Websters Cafe, Otto, Sour Cow, Sizzling Pig, The Dining Room
Food to Order
The Rhubarb Kitchen – www.therhubarbkitchen.co.uk
Special made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinners. Picnic rucksacks and celebration boxes
Various options on the high street: fish & chips, curry or pizza
The town has a string of small independent shops
Food & drink, antiques & vintage, interiors, books, gifts, crafts & fair-trade.
There is Coop & petrol station on the edge of town
Wirksworth is a creative, vibrant community where there is always something going on.
Weekly produce market (Tues) & monthly farmers’ market (1st Sat each month)
Annual events include the Well Dressing Carnival, Arts Festival, Open Gardens & ‘Antiques in the Streets’
“The perfect setting for a romantic break”
“A truly special place to stay. Such attention to detail”
“Wirksworth is a real gem”