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The Banks of the River Wye is the setting for the picture postcard town of Bakewell in Derbyshire in the Peak District. Among its distinct features is its 13th century five arch bridge which was widened in the 19th century and is used for traffic today. A fascinating market town that provides the perfect platform for discovering the Peak District national park, Bakewell provides its visitors with a range of Bakewell Hotels that are sure to suit all tastes, budgets and needs.

The town has a long history originally mentioned in the famous Domesday Book as having a church and the then large number of two priests implying its importance; it was originally owned by the Vernon family and then passed onto the Manners family in 1567. The town's skyline is punctuated by the All Saints Parish church Spire which dates back to the 13th and 14th century, The Rutland Arms Hotel found in the centre of the town replace the ancient White Horse Inn which together with some other buildings were demolished in 1805 and in 1818 as many as 600 travellers passed through the town.

Jane Austin is reputed to have stayed at the Rutland Arms Hotel whilst writing Pride and Prejudice and it was at this hotel that the famous Bakewell Pudding was invented, when a cook misunderstood the recipe and put egg mixture on top of the jam instead of mixing it into the pastry and what should have been a tart became a pudding. These famous puddings may be purchased at the local village shops.

There is a Bakewell hotel to suit all needs for the family group, those visiting on business, the honey moon couple, and the tourist. Hotels in Bakewell present a assortment of accommodations with a price, star rating and style to suit everyone. Service is friendly and efficient and facilities are modern and include everything you’d expect including hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, flat screen TV, mini bar, direct dial phone, and in room dining. The Bakewell Hotels are sure to please and delight all who venture into this beautiful part of England they guarantee great memories.