The Village

Tideswell is a working village located on the limestone plateau at an altitude of 1000 feet. The village dates back well beyond medieval times and has a 14th century church known as the “Cathedral of the Peak”, more recently having extended with the wool trade, lead mining industry and various crafts.

Many of the ancient customs are still observed including the Tideswell Wakes which comprises a week of festivities along with the traditional well dressings.

Tideswell currently serves as the main centre of commerce for the surrounding villages and hamlets and is a great base from which to explore the “White Peak” with the glorious dales of the Wye Valley within walking distance.

Don’t load your car up with groceries and stuff – shop local!  You can even order it to be delivered when you arrive (

The village has a comprehensive range of amenities which include:

For more new go to Visit Tideswell and The Village Voice