Visit Birchover and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Birchover, Derbyshire, is a small village 5 miles south of Bakewell. Many of the strange rocks in the area are believed to have connections with the Druids, a belief reflected in the name of the village pub - Druid Inn. Behind the inn are the Row Tor Rocks, a pile of gritstone about 80 yds long by 50ft high which includes two ‘rocking stones’, one estimated to weigh 60 tons. The Rev. Thomas Eyre, vicar here in the late 17th century, had seats carved in some of the rocks and he also built the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus to which the chancel was added in the mid-19th century. Along the road to Winster can be seen Robin Hood's Stride, two pinnacles of rock which are occasionally tackled by climbers.
On nearby Stanton Moor, which reaches more than 900 ft in parts, are many Bronze Age remains including numerous barrows and several stone circles, the largest of which is known as the Nine Ladies. Many of the finds made in excavations on the moor can be seen in the Heathcote Museum in the village. The old stocks have been restored to their original position at Upper Town.
Nearby towns:Bakewell, Matlock
Nearby villages: Ashford-in-the-Water, Two Dales, Winster, Youlgreave
Have you decided to visit Birchover or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Birchover bed and breakfast (a Birchover B&B or Birchover b and b)
- a Birchover guesthouse
- a Birchover hotel (or motel)
- a Birchover self-catering establishment, or
- other Birchover accommodation