Car hire in Chesterfield
Car hire in Chesterfield
Chesterfield is an historic town in the north of Derbyshire, close to the steel city of Sheffield and the Peak District National Park. With easy access to and from the M1 motorway, it makes an excellent base from which to explore Yorkshire and the East Midlands and has many attractions of its own.
What I need to know
There are numerous Chesterfield car hire firms and all are in or near the town centre. We can help you compare car hire services in Chesterfield and get the best deal. Having helped over five million people in more than 170 countries and with free cancellation and no credit card fees, you'll be glad you booked through us.
Where to pick up my car
Chesterfield car rental firms are all conveniently and centrally located, usually along the A61 or A619 roads that run through the town. Alternatively, those picking up a car via an airport rental firm can do so at the Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) terminal building.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Chesterfield is most famous for the 13th century Church of St Mary and All Saints, with its crooked spire. This was probably caused by the high amount of green timber used, which buckled and warped due to the weight of the lead tiles.
There are daily tours of the spire and the church building from Mondays to Saturdays.
The town lies just south of Sheffield, where attractions include the Winter Gardens, the Meadowhall Shopping Centre and the Crucible Theatre.
To the west is the Peak District, England's oldest national park. Amid its fine dales and moorland are great country homes such as Chatsworth, plus a fascinating array of caves that are open to the public.
Eating and drinking
Chesterfield has plenty of traditional English pubs and cafes to enjoy, but for a truly special Derbyshire delicacy, drive up the A619 to Bakewell. Famous for its Bakewell tart and Bakewell pudding, these wonderful treats are perfect for those who love some pastry, jam and almond treats. Bakewell pudding is particularly good topped with hot custard.
Things to do
Keen walkers can enjoy stretching their legs in the Peak District, with pleasant walks around the various dales, on the Chatsworth Estate and on the moors. The more adventurous can enjoy the vast plateau of Kinder Scout, the highest mountain in the national park at 636 metres high.
In addition to the crooked spire and Chatsworth, those who love seeing historic buildings can also head east a few miles to Bolsover, where the town's famous castle stands. Built in the 17th century, it is a grand example of Stuart era opulence and is owned and maintained by English Heritage.