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Wirksworth b&b, guesthouse and hotel accommodation

Wirksworth in Derbyshire

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Visit Wirksworth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, is an attractive small old town among the hills 5 miles south of Matlock. It was once the centre of the Derbyshire lead-mining industry. At the Moot Hall can still be seen the oblong dish which was used for measuring the lead; and pigs of the mineral dating from Roman times have been found in the neighbourhood. This was the town which George Eliot used as a background for much of her novel, Adamn Bede, and those familiar with the novel will find it an interesting exercise to try to match the places in the novel with their real-life counterparts. Other scenes in the novel were set in the village of Roston, about 5 miles south west of Ashbourne (about 13 miles in all from Wirksworth).

There are many old buildings in Wirksworth, none older than the imposing Church of St Mary. In the church can be seen an Anglo-Saxon coffin lid, believed to have come from the stone coffin of a saint who was buried here almost 1,200 years ago. The carving on the lid is crude but quite clear and obviously depicts scenes from the life of Christ, including the washing of the disciples' feet, the raising of Jairus's daughter, and the descent into hell, as well as the symbols of the four gospel-writers. Other ancient sculpture, mainly Norman work, can be seen in the walls of the church.

Other interesting buildings include the old hospital, now a guest-house, which dates from 1588; Dale End, a gabled l7th-century house; Gell's Bedehouses, dating from 1584; and a number of attractive Georgian houses.

Along the road from Wirksworth to Middleton is some of the most spectacular scenery in the county. Here are the extensive Hopton Wood quarries with sheer walls of rock often towering impressively above the road.

Nearby towns: Alfreton, Ashbourne, Belper, Buxton, Derby, Matlock, Ripley

Nearby villages: Alderwasley, Ambergate, Atlow, Bonsall, Bradbourne, Brassington, Carsington, Crich, Cromford, Highpeak Junction, Hognaston, Hulland, Idridgehay, Ireton Wood, Kirk Ireton, Kniveton, Tansley, Turnditch, Whatstandwell, Winster

Have you decided to visit Wirksworth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:

  • a Wirksworth bed and breakfast (a Wirksworth B&B or Wirksworth b and b)
  • a Wirksworth guesthouse
  • a Wirksworth hotel (or motel)
  • a Wirksworth self-catering establishment, or
  • other Wirksworth accommodation

Accommodation in Wirksworth:

Find availability in a Wirksworth bed and breakfast, also known as B&B or b and b, guesthouse, small hotel, self-catering or other accommodation.

Riverbank House
Riverbank House bed and breakfast hotel enjoys a central position in Matlock yet at the same time, sitting by the bank of the River Derwent and in sight of Matlock Bridge, has that 'country' feel. You can walk from this B&B to most facilities and major locations including bus station, train station, pubs, restaurants, and hotels if you are attending a reception.

Ellen House
Ellen House is an award winning b&b in a quiet location on the outskirts of Matlock, yet within easy walking distance of the town centre and bus and railway stations. You can expect to be pampered and have an unforgettable stay. We cater for vegetarian and vegan diets. Enjoy our little extras such as our home made biscuits. A light snack for late comers can be arranged

Townhead Farmhouse
Townhead Farmhouse offers bed and breakfast in an 18th Century farmhouse in the pretty village of Bonsall near Matlock. Bonsall is a small, quiet village close to lots of major attractions and walking routes. There are two great pubs that serve food and often have live music and other entertainment. There are five comfortable bedrooms available which are all en-suite.

Castle Green Guest House
AA 4 star Gold Quality accommodation set in its own private grounds with ample car parking. ground floor premier room super king size bed,luxurious walk in wetroom suitable for less mobile guests. 1st floor single double & twin rooms all are en-suite with 32" freesat flat screen TV fridge safe hairdryer Tea/coffee. Lge carpark