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Tel code: 01433 | code search
Postcode: DE4 | code search
Population: 850
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South-West of Matlock, nestled amid limestone hills, is the ancient Derbyshire village of Bonsall. The village owes its name to Bunt, an Anglian settler and his land “Bunteshalle”. Bonsall Brook through time has shaped the village. Today, from its highest point at Uppertown, it flows beneath High and Yeoman Streets to surface again at the Clatterway. Its water once powered the local cotton industry and also powered a corn mill, joinery mill and mill for shaping and polishing Blue John stone. Bonsall is best explored on foot, especially along the ascending cliff top paths linking the once separate settlements of Nether Bonsall and Upper Bonsall. Rising out of the limestone hill stands the church of St. James on Yeoman Street, originally built around 1230 and restored in 1863. In the Market Place, from the top of the 13 circular steps of the stone cross, John Wesley once preached. In the nearby King’s Head pub his followers would have supped. In August is held a village carnival marking the Feast of St. James with well dressing in and around the village. Bonsall is undoubtedly a scenery lover and walker’s paradise with guided walks on offer and many old trails to explore.

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Cascades Gardens

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Barley Mow
Kings Head
Pig of Lead

Shops

The Queens Head Cafe
Hollies Farm Plant Centre

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New Bath Hotel (1.00 miles)

New Bath Hotel
The New Bath Hotel is the perfect venue from which to explore the picturesque spa town of Matlock Bath, lying just down river of the county town of Matlock, enclosed by the majestic limestone cliffs ... More | visit website
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High Tor Hotel (1.18 miles)

High Tor Hotel
We are a fully refurbished grade 2 listed building with beautiful views (high tor) We opened on the first of June 2012 so everything is new. The refurbishment, costing over 3 million pounds gives the ... More | visit website
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Willersley Castle Hotel (1.22 miles)

Willersley Castle Hotel
Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, part of the Christian Guild Group of Hotels, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge ... More | visit website
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The Greyhound Hotel (1.26 miles)

The Greyhound Hotel

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Come and join us at the Greyhound whether you are looking for an enjoyable night out, a relaxed drink with friends or a delicious meal in our restaurant.Spend some time ... More

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The Secret Cottage (1.36 miles)

The Secret Cottage

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Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside this romantic, attractive detached cottage – is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the ... More

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Alison House (1.60 miles)

Alison House

Alison House offers quality guest accommodation in the heart of Derbyshire. With an emphasis on exclusivity and set in 7 acres of grounds; it provides a feeling of intimacy and privacy.It has an AA 4 ... More | visit website
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Hollybush Inn (2.23 miles)

Hollybush Inn
The Hollybush Inn is a historic 16th. Century grade II listed former Coaching Inn set at the gateway of the Peak Park. For most of its time, it was used as a working farm/pub until ... More | visit website
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Duke of Wellington (2.34 miles)

Duke of Wellington

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Rich in original character and traditional charm, this cosy 19th-century country inn offers good beers, an extensive food menu at great value prices and comfortable en suite rooms in the ... More

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Greenhill Cottage (2.57 miles)

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This enchantingly romantic and beautifully furnished cottage enjoys an elevated location in a quaint little market town, famed for arts and crafts and boasting a vibrant September ... More

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The Old Lock-Up (2.58 miles)

The Old Lock-Up

The Old Lock Up, where once prisoners slopped out with buckets, now has the last word in luxury. An invigorating double airbath soothes aching muscles after a day walking the Dales, a glass of wine ... More | visit website

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