Often known as the Gateway to the Goyt Valley, tranquil Whaley Bridge sits alongside the picturesque Peak Forest Canal, dotted with colourful barges. It's surrounded by a conservation area and its historic attractions include a historic and Grade II listed lime transhipment warehouse. The town has a number of festivals each year, including the Whaley Water Weekend and Rose Queen Festival, as well as traditional Derbyshire well dressing. As well as heritage and outdoor activities, you can enjoy entertainment and culture across the area as well as great restaurants across Whaley Bridge.
Quandoo diners have rated Whaley Bridge's restaurants highly, including the much-loved Memories of India on Buxton Road. This eatery has recently been renovated and it serves a wonderful array of classic curries and tandoori dishes, including the delectable gosht aloo, which is spicy lamb cooked with potatoes. If you love South Asian food, the Disley Masala just up the road is another very popular venue with the locals and its sharing platters packed with kebabs, bhajis, tikkas and Indian bread are mouth-watering. Try the ginger kofta, a house special of minced meatballs served in a rich garlic, spice and ginger sauce. You can also reserve your table in advance with Quandoo, which is definitely recommended at the weekend when the area's restaurants become quite busy.