The Leaning Spire

Well known for the leaning spire church (caused by the weight of the roofing material), Chesterfield is a cosmopolitan town with a lot of shopping and restaurants. The fact that the core area is on top of a hill makes wandering around the pedestrianized streets a bit problematic (though there are some car parks at the top of the hill).

Chesterfield Parish Church

Chesterfield Parish Church Chesterfield Parish Church is the famous “crooked spire” church in the town. Located on the eastern side of the town centre and opposite the tourist information kiosk. There is no entrance charge though tower tours (which must be booked in advance) charge a small fee.


The centre of the town is the market square with permanent stalls setup on the cobbles and a large building housing indoor traders.

Market in the Town Square


General markets are held every Monday, Friday and Saturday with monthly “artisan” markets. The market has a wide variety of food and household items on offer.


Side Streets

The main shopping centre in the middle of the town is Vicar Lane Shopping Centre which has the typical shops you might expect.

The Shambles


Though perhaps not as large as the “shambles” in York, a small area to the east of the market square still features some very old original buildings and is worth a wander…albeit necessarily brief.


The local train station (NRLOGO Chesterfield) is a short distance to the north-east of the town centre. There is car parking through the town centre though the biggest is likely the “Rose Hill Car Park” (pay and display) beside the council offices which conveniently is at the top of the hill and close to the town centre.

Chesterfield Borough Council Offices

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