Cheap Hotels in Glossop
Hotels in Glossop
If Glossop looks familiar, it's because you've seen it on TV. The market town was used as the fictional town of Royston Vasey in The League of Gentlemen. As such, it's something of a tourist attraction in its own right.
With the increased popularity and growing creative industry in the area, Glossop has become one of Derbyshire's more upmarket towns. A direct train link to Manchester has added to the town's tourist appeal. Glossop has also produced some famous creative people, such as Vivienne Westwood and Hilary Mantel.
Family fun in Glossop
A popular family destination is Manor Park, which has a miniature railway and a sensory garden. If you want to tackle the crazy golf course, you'll need to bring your own equipment.
For very small kids, the soft play areas at Rooney and Moos Play Centre are ideal.
On sunny days, spend an afternoon wandering around Old Glossop's stone cottages. The centre of the old town has a medieval cross, which was restored in 2013. The original parts of the cross date back to the 13th century.
The Peak District
The official slogan of Glossop is ‘the gateway to the Peak District National Park'. It's close to the Dark Peak, with high moors and more challenging walks and hikes.
A large chunk of the Dark Peak is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). As the area is largely uninhabited, you may occasionally find the wreckage of planes which crashed here years ago.
Glossop is also a stop along the 215-mile Trans Pennine Trail cycle route from Southport to Hornsea. You can also walk or ride a horse along the trail. It meets local roads in several places, making parts of the route easier to navigate.
Given the town's convenience for the Peak District, Glossop hotels are relatively easy to come by.
Shopping and dining
Glossop's high street is filled with independent shops and boutiques. Browse a bookshop, admire some local artworks or leaf through rails of designer clothes.
Restaurants in the town have the same strong individuality. There's Ayubowan, serving ‘contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine', and Pico Lounge is a continental café bar. Vegan food is on the menu at The Globe, which also has home-brewed beer on offer.
Glossop pudding is a local favourite. It's made using ‘wimberries' – the Derbyshire word for bilberries – and apple.
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