Visitor information

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:


Information for visitors

Expand all

Find out about local accommodation options at: www.visitchesterfield.info/accommodation.

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 - www.andrews-of-tideswell.co.uk / 01298 871222

Johnson Bros - www.johnsonstours.co.uk / 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 gifts and souvenirs.

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.

Find out about the great activities and events that Chesterfield has to offer by visiting www.visitchesterfield.info

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

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

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

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).

Check what's on and book theatre tickets online on the Chesterfield Theatres website.

You can purchase tickets and National Theatre tokens in person at the box office at the Winding Wheel Theatre.

To find out more information about performances and our venues call 01246 345222, email box.office@chesterfield.gov.uk, or ask at the box office.

If you wish to hire a council venue, including the Winding Wheel Theatre, please contact the venue hire team on 01246 345333 or by email venuehire@chesterfield.gov.uk.  

Further details can be found at www.chesterfieldvenuehire.co.uk.


Last updated on 26 April 2024