When planning to go to Foggy Albion, the most curious travelers try to choose for themselves such tours that would involve visiting not only London and the largest British cities, but also relatively small and not very popular places among tourists. For those who want to get acquainted with the life of the British outback, take a break from everyday worries and troubles, celebrate Christmas perfectly, England is interesting precisely for provincial towns, one of which is Chesterfield.
It is located in the heart of England, in Derbyshire, where the Hipper River flows into the Rother. According to the latest British statistics, the current population of Chesterfield is about 100,000, which is quite a lot by local standards. It is located in a very picturesque place, surrounded by magnificent landscapes, and is very popular among foreign tourists.
Foundation of the city
When exactly Chesterfield was founded, historians have not yet been able to establish. As for the very first written mention of this settlement, it dates back to 1204 and says that it was granted the right to hold fairs every Friday, Saturday and Monday. Over the course of several centuries, Chesterfield developed, albeit quite slowly, but rather consistently, and its heyday came after the main railway connecting the cities of Leeds and Derby passed through it in the middle of the 19th century. Today Chesterfield is a typical provincial English town with a calm and unhurried pace of life.
It is located at a distance of about 200 kilometers from the English capital, and therefore travelers who purchase individual tours to London can easily reach it by train or intercity bus within no more than two to three hours. In fairness, it should be noted that there are not very many architectural attractions in Chesterfield, but, in general, it leaves a very pleasant impression and subsequently tourists do not regret visiting it at all.
Legendary project structure
The symbol and hallmark of the city is the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, located in its very center and built in the XIV century. It is notable for the top of its bell tower, which has an unusual spiral shape and is tilted from the vertical axis by about three meters. Why the architect who designed this structure chose this particular solution is unknown. Many legends and beliefs are associated with this temple, which are told by local guides to guests of Chesterfield.
Not far from the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, there is a small town hall, built in the second half of the 19th century in the Victorian style. Walking through the city center, travelers can see many remarkable old buildings, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
City History Museum
Curious tourists interested in the history and culture of Great Britain should definitely drop by the Chesterfield City Museum, located in a very remarkable building built in 1879. Its rich and interesting exposition tells about the history of the city and the region from the time of the Roman conquest to the present day. In the immediate vicinity of the city, there is the Renishaw estate, surrounded by a wonderful garden and hedges.
Traveling to the magnificent British city of Chesterfield is now easy. A tour operator that has been successfully operating in the market for a long time to a country like England offers its clients a wide variety of tours, and in recent years their cost has significantly decreased, and such voyages have become quite “affordable” for almost all Russians with an average income level.