Visitor information

Come to Chesterfield, where you’re sure of a friendly welcome and a wide range of things to do.

Take a day in the town to find out how the Crooked Spire got its twist. Or go bargain hunting on Chesterfield Market every Monday, Friday or Saturday. Call on a Thursday for a rummage around the flea market, or check out local goods at the farmers’ market on the second Thursday of every month.

Stay overnight and explore the area – Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle are just a few of the things you’ll find just a short drive away. Not to mention great walking country, sleepy villages, cycle trails and stunning views.

Find out where to stay, what’s on, where to go and where to eat, not to mention places to shop, activities, how to get to Chesterfield and how to get in touch for more information and ideas on our tourism website – www.visitchesterfield.info.

Here is some information to help you enjoy your visit to Chesterfield:


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Find out about local accommodation options in the accommodation guide on the Visit Chesterfield Area website

Timetables and information are available from the local bus companies operating in our area, such as:

Timetables can also be accessed by visiting www.derbysbus.info and www.traveline.info.

We have a variety of car parks across Chesterfield, from short stay to long stay, pay and display and pay on return - find car parking here.

Scratch cards for use in council car parks can be purchased from our Customer Services Centre, located on the ground floor at the Town Hall.

Please enquire directly with coach holiday companies. For example:

Andrew’s of Tideswell - call 01298 871222

Johnson Bros - call 01909 720337

Free parking can be booked in advance for coach parties.

Find out about coach parking here.

We have cycle lockers available to hire.

Please ask at the Customer Service Centre located on the ground floor at the Town Hall.

Derbyshire Wayfarer bus and train day rover tickets allow almost unlimited bus and train travel throughout Derbyshire for a whole day.

Wayfarer tickets are available from the driver on the following buses:

  • Arriva Midlands
  • D and G Bus
  • Diamond Bus
  • Derbyshire Community Transport
  • High Peak
  • Hulleys
  • Kinch
  • Littles
  • Notts and Derby Buses
  • Stagecoach Chesterfield and Mansfield
  • TM Travel
  • Trentbarton

You may be able to purchase tickets from some local rail stations.

You can also purchase a Derbyshire Wayfarer smartcard on the TravelMaster website.

There are a number of local independent businesses in the town centre that sell localised gifts, books, cards and much more.

More information about shopping in Chesterfield.

If you are thinking of booking a holiday in the UK and want to find out more take a look at the Visit England website.

You can find out about the great activities and events that Chesterfield has to offer by visiting the Visit Chesterfield Area website

You can also email the tourism team at: tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk or call 01246 345777.

We have a variety of regular and speciality markets - find out about the markets being held in Chesterfield.

For information on rail services please check the National Rail Enquiries website, call 0345 748 4950, or visit Chesterfield Rail Station.

You can book tickets via the National Express website: www.nationalexpress.com 

If you need a RADAR key to be able to use accessible public toilets, please visit the Customer Service Centre on the ground floor at the Town Hall (step-free access is available on the East side of the Town Hall, closest to the town centre).

The main Chesterfield Theatres box office service is available in person at the Winding Wheel Theatre, online through the Chesterfield Theatres website or by calling 01246 345222. You can also email enquiries to box.office@chesterfield.gov.uk.

You can purchase tickets for performances at the Winding Wheel Theatre and National Theatre Tokens too.

Get details and opening times for the box office here.

If you would like to buy tickets for venues outside Chesterfield, such as Palace Theatre in Mansfield and Buxton Opera House, please contact these venues directly.

If you wish to hire a council venue please contact the venue hire team on 01246 345333 or email venuehire@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Further details can be found on the Chesterfield Venues website.

 


Last updated on 07/05/2024