A stunning location in derbyshire
Fischer’s Baslow Hall stands in stunning countryside, in the heart of the Peak District National Park on the outskirts of picturesque Baslow, a pretty, bustling little village.
Here the brooding moors and uplands of the Dark Peak make way for the softer rolling hills of the White Peak, embodied perfectly at Fischer’s itself, nestling below the dark gritstone of iconic Baslow Edge, and looking out across the green fields and dry stone walls of Derbyshire.
It’s little wonder the Peak District became Britain’s first National Park in 1951.
Breath-taking views around every corner, picture postcard perfect villages, traditional market towns, unspoilt landscapes and wilderness, miles of footpaths and cycle ways, and yet only an hour’s journey from major industrial cities such as Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke.
The Peak District is home to imposing stately homes and castles too, including romantic Haddon Hall, and a short stroll from Fischer’s leads you to world famous Chatsworth House.
“.. the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, …… It was a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills; and in front, a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial appearance ….. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place for which nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste… and at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!”
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, JANE AUSTEN
Baslow itself is fabulously photogenic with perfect little cottages, a medieval church dating from about 1200, and an Elizabethan bridge built in 1603 complete with the original stone built toll booth.
We even have some ‘Golden Gates’ , moved here from Chatsworth by Sir Joseph Paxton for the 6th Duke of Devonshire, in the 19th century.
Traditions and legends abound in Derbyshire.
We have Well Dressing festivals, their origins lost in the mists of time, held annually in many local towns & villages from May to October. Ancient stone circles and pre-historic cave paintings. Mysterious caverns and caves; the only place in the world you’ll find Blue John.
Baslow even has its own tradition; local men had to climb the Eagle Stone, an isolated 6-metre high block of gritstone ,up on Baslow edge to prove they were worthy of marriage!