Do you live in or around Chesterfield? Are you looking for things to do in the local area? Perhaps you have friends or family in the area who you’re planning to visit? As the warm weather arrives, we all want to get out and about more often. Whether you’re visiting Chesterfield, or you live locally, here are six great things to do in Chesterfield this spring.
1. Visit the Crooked Spire Church
Chesterfield Parish Church, commonly known as the Crooked Spire is a Grade I Listed Building renowned for its unusually twisted and leaning spire. Legends suggest that the spire became twisted when the Devil wrapped his tail around it during a night of mischief. The actual reason for the twisted spire is due to the lead structure being unevenly heated by the direct sun and over time becoming warped. The church is open to the public and the spire can be partially climbed.
2. Walk along the Chesterfield Canal
The Chesterfield Canal was originally used to transport coal, limestone, and lead mined in the local area. Like many of the UK’s canals, it has now been restored and is a popular destination for walkers, barge enthusiasts, and nature lovers. Have a walk along the towpath and stop to watch the narrowboats navigating the locks, tunnels, and bridges.
3. Go historical at Hardwick Hall and Gardens
Hardwick Hall was built in the 16th century for Bess of Hardwick, the Countess of Shrewsbury. It is a superb example of Elizabethan architecture built in the Renaissance style. Fully open to the public. You can marvel at the beautiful Elizabethan tapestries on show and find a quiet spot in the extensive gardens for a spring picnic.
4. Get some fresh air at Linacre Reservoir
Situated just outside Chesterfield on the edge of the Peak District, the three reservoirs at Linacre are an excellent place to get some fresh air. Stroll through the nearby bluebell woods and cross part of the upper reservoir on a boardwalk (families with children be careful, the boardwalk has no railing).
5. Go shopping (various locations)
Chesterfield is a shopper’s paradise. Visit the famous Chesterfield Market and the recently revamped Chesterfield Market Hall. Explore the many independent shops on the Shambles and the Yards or for the ultimate high street experience, go to Vicar Lane and the Pavements Shopping Centre to discover all your favourite stores.
6. Catch a show at the Pomegranate Theatre
What better way to finish off a day out than with a visit to the theatre. The Pomegranate Theatre is a beautiful Victorian Listed building full of atmosphere. It is the perfect venue to see a play, opera, or ballet performance.
Chesterfield is a great place to visit at any time of the year. This spring, make it your premier destination. If you live in the area and you’re planning any spring home improvements, come along to the Global Windows showroom. Browse our products and speak to one of our friendly advisors about the best solution to your home improvement plans. Alternatively, give us a call on 0800 610 1234 or contact us online to find out all you need to know about our range of products and services.