Chesterfield is famous for the unique and unusual ‘Crooked Spire' of its Parish Church. You can see it on the skyline for miles around standing, like a question mark, over the town. How did it happen? Was it built that way? Will it fall down?
There are spires in Europe that were deliberately built with a twist, but Chesterfield's 228 foot Spire started its life straight. Legends surround it. Did the Spire, amazed at the beauty of a blushing bride, bend down for a closer look – and find itself locked in place? Did the Devil spitefully sit atop the weather-vane and let his massive weight crush the elegant Spire? Was it lightning?
Be inspired and take a trip up the tower itself. Or just stand in it’s shadow at ground level leaving you more time to browse around one of the biggest open air markets in the country. Visit on a Monday, Friday or Saturday to find more than 200 stalls packed into the town centre.
Call on a Thursday to rummage among the stalls at the flea market – who knows, you might even find a valuable antique in disguise. Pick your Thursday carefully and you can look round the farmers’ market as well – there’s one on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Discover the truth at Chesterfield Museum and, while you’re there, find out more about the town’s past, including its connection with the ‘Father of the Railways’ George Stephenson.
Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:
DAY of DEPARTURE
Depart from your choice of pick up point in your hometown giving plenty of time to make the leisurely journey to Chesterfield. Regular comfort stops and a lunch halt will be made en-route as traffic dictates
On reaching the hotel, the driver will unload the luggage for immediate check in. The rest of the evening is free at leisure
DAYS in RESORT
Free time in Chesterfield, take your choice of day excursions, stay 1,2,3,4 or 5 nights or more
DAY of RETURN
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach for the return journey home. Comfort stops will be made at regular intervals when time and traffic allows
We will collect you from your chosen pick up point(s) in a choice of 25, 29, 35, 49, 51, 74 or 83 seater coaches.
Is provided in 2, 3 or 4 bedded rooms with private en-suite facilities
A limited number of single rooms are available at a small supplement, maybe even free if the hotel is willing
Most hotels provide evening entertainment of some form, you will be advised on which nights when booking
All rooms are booked on a bed & breakfast cooked basis.
An evening meal option is available at a supplement on any nights of your stay
Optional Extra Night(s)
Why not stay extra night(s) and spend more time in resort or have a choice of optional day excursions
Day excursion ideas, when extra nights booked:
Local Tourist attractions:
All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements