Chesterfield local area guide

A large, vibrant market town steeped in history, Chesterfield is famed for its crooked spire. Built on a Roman Fort the town dates back over 2000 years ago.



The town has easy access to all the major supermarket brands including Asda, Lidl and Morrisons. You can also find smaller, convenient stores around the town. In addition to your food shops, the Ravenside Retail Park has a variety of outlets for all your needs, from homeware at B&Q to everything crafty at Hobbycraft.

Close to the town centre is Queen’s Park, a scenic park with a lake home to wildfowl, cricket grounds, cafe and playground. Right next to the park is Queen’s Park Sports Centre with a wide range of health and fitness facilities.

Chesterfield has a fantastic selection of schools, from nursery to high schools. Located around the town, several are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted including Brockwell Junior School and St Mary’s Catholic High School.



Chesterfield offers a wide array of restaurants serving cuisines from all around the world, from the delightful French-themed Maison Mes Amis on the popular Chatsworth Road to the award winning Cocina Restaurant at the 4 star Casa Hotel. Moreover, the area around Chatsworth Road is very popular and has a blend of traditional pubs and modern, trendy bars for all to enjoy.

Catch blockbuster films at the ten screen Cineworld cinema with food outlets nearby to make a day of it. For a more traditional setting, the Pomegranate Theatre and Cinema hosts regular shows and cinematic events.

Local to the area is the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery that tells the story of the town from its beginnings to the present day. It is free entry and has a variety of activities available for children.



Chesterfield has great commuter links, the Junction 29 of the M1 is just 4 miles away and the major A61 road runs right through the town taking you straight to Sheffield one way or Derby in the other direction.

The Chesterfield Train Station is on the East Midland Mainline meaning rail lines run straight to London St Pancras station all the way from Sheffield. There are regular services and several destinations that can be reached from Chesterfield Train Station.

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