A pretty market town and close to the Peak District, there is plenty to see and do during your stay...
Located in the town centre is the museum and art gallery exhibiting the 'Story of Chesterfield', which is ideal if you want to learn more about the town itself.
Overlooking the museum is the 14th century Parish Church known as the Crooked Spire Church. It is famous for its spire which was built straight and has since become twisted. It is 70m (228ft) tall and leans 2.9m (10ft) from its centre, due to the amount of lead tiles built on top of it. The spire has become an icon of Chesterfield and a tourist attraction.
Shoppers will be in heaven in Chesterfield. Not only does the town boast one of the biggest open-air markets in the country, the pretty, medieval narrow streets have a range of unique and independent shops. For high street stores, visit the Pavements Shopping Centre which has ample parking for your hire car.
Those after outdoor pursuits should pay a visit to Queen's Park. There is a boating lake and playgrounds for the children, as well as a swimming pool and cricket ground for those who like to be active.
Chesterfield also has a beautiful canal surrounded by stunning countryside. Take a walk or cycle alongside it and spot the wildlife. Those interested in fishing can do so wherever a fishing platform is built. And if you want to enjoy a trip on the canal, then the John Varley Narrowboat is popular with its regular tours.
Hiring a car will allow you to get out and about and explore further. You can pick up your hire car in Chesterfield from a convenient downtown location, after finding the best deal by using our search gadget to the left.
Although there is plenty to keep you busy in Chesterfield, the gorgeous Peak District is on its doorstep...
And by taking advantage of car rental in Chesterfield, getting to the Peaks is easy. Just a 20-minute drive away, the national park is 550 square miles and surrounded by pretty villages like Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell.
Known as the walking country, there are many routes for walkers to explore. With plenty of public footpaths and bridleways, the most popular route is the Trans Pennine Trail. It is 350 miles long and there is a north to south link between Chesterfield and Leeds.
The famous White Peak can be seen on the Limestone Way which is another popular route for walkers and is 50 miles long.
The Peaks are well loved by cyclists too. A popular route is the Pennine Bridleway - a long distance path from Carsington Reservoir to Hayfield.
There are visitor centres in Bakewell, Castleton, Edale and Bamford where you can find out about accommodation and things to do in the area.
Chatsworth is just 20 minutes from the Peak District. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, it has 105 acres of gardens, a farmyard and adventure playground. It is a fun day out for all the family.
If you fancy a city vibe, Sheffield, Leeds and Nottingham are all in close proximity of Chesterfield and are great for shopping, nightlife and history and culture.