Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England, with its crooked spire, is Derbyshire's second largest town. It is surrounded by some of the loveliest and unspoilt countryside in the county.
In the middle of the market is the Victorian market hall which is open throughout the week providing shopping facilities and function rooms. Nearby is a part of the town known as the Shambles which originally dates back to the 12th century. The shamble's narrow streets are both quaint and home to good shops, tea rooms and an interesting timber framed pub called the Royal Oak. A sign ouside, records the fact that a pub has been sited here since 1772 and before that a rest house for ' the knights templar, a band of crusaders'.
Chesterfield's popular Pomegranate Theatre in Corporation St started life in 1879 as the Stephenson Memorial Hall in tribute to George Stephenson who is buried at the Holy Trinity church on Newbold Road.
The Pomegranate also spent a part of its life as a cinema and as the Chesterfield Civic Theatre before becoming the Pomegranate in 1982. See www.pomegranatetheatre.co.uk for more information on exhibitions and performances held at the Pomegranate. The night life in Chesterfield is well-regarded with a large number of pubs and night clubs in the town.
Chesterfield has a varierty of holiday accommodation to supply the needs of the visitors that flock to the local attractions There are plenty of Guest Houses, Inns and Hotels offering accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis as well as cosy self catering cottages which can often be booked for a weekend or midweek break.