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 (shopintideswell.co.uk)
The village has a comprehensive range of amenities which include:
- Co-op mini-market (open until 10.00pm, seven days)
- The Merchants Yard Restaurant
- High Nellies Café
- HnD’s Bistro (evening meals Thursday to Saturday)
- The Peak Parlour Cafe
- The Cherry Tree (have your butties made up for you)
- Tindalls Bakers
- Peaches Fruit and Veg & Online Shop
- Elliott’s Fish and Chips (try the mushy pea fritter)
- The Corner Chippy
- Post Office and Newsagents
- Various other shops and galleries
- The Silva Navigation School (Let Pete show you how to get around the Peaks)
- The George Public House
- The Horse and Jockey Public House
- The Star Inn
- Tennis Club, Football Club, Bowling, Cricket and play parks