Where to go from Glossop

Glossop is on the edge of the Peak District so there are loads of places within an hour or so of Birds Nest Cottage.

Manchester is just over half an hour away and so you also have the benefits of the big city on the doorstep. Check out some options here..

Chatsworth House is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in their shops, restaurants and award winning Farm shop, or explore the beautiful 1000 acre park..

Please be aware that the house, garden, farmyard and playground are closed for winter and will reopen on 23 March 2019 apart from 16-24 February when the farmyard and playground are open for half-term.

Chatsworth House

One of the most evocative locations in the Peak District is the site of the crash of the Boeing RB-29 Superfortress “Over Exposed”. The wreckage covers a wide area and is a well known feature for hikers on the Pennine Way in the Peaks, though hidden from view until you almost stumble upon it on the way to Higher Shelf Stones.

Follow the Penine Way North from the A57 Snake Pass


The best cafe in Glossop and miles around, lovely decor, friendly staff staff and food to die for. Portions are generous but quality does not suffer.

Artisan cakes, pastries, breads & more. All products are baked & produced on the premises, bringing you fresh, seasonal & local quality produce to eat in or take away. Check out their gin and wine bar next door too!

Panaderia by Dowds

The villages of Derwent and Ashopton were flooded by the constructions of Ladybower Reservoir. Surrounded by stunning countryside with magnificent views of water, woodland and moorland. There many circular walking and cycling routes nearby

The reservoir and dam were one of the training locations used by 617 Squadron in the run up to the Dambusters Raid.

Ladybower reservoir

Glossop is a thriving, prosperous town with some interesting sights, a good shopping area and a strategic position at the western edge of the Peak. An excellent base for accessing and visiting the western parts of the Dark Peak, including Black Hill, Bleaklow and Crowden as well as Chinley and Coombes.

Visit the town centre with 19th century Town and Market Hall. Old Glossop has great charm with local parks and hostelries.

The drive west across Snake Pass towards Sheffield is dramatic and beautiful but not to be undertaken lightly in harsh winter conditions.

Glossop Town

Week-long run of 6 plays each season, together with visiting productions, music and a lively social club.

The Partington Theatre Annual One-Act Play Festival takes place in early July, entries have ranged from premières of brand-new writing to excerpts from Shakespeare

Partington Theatre

Friday night is club night – unless it is play week there is usually something happening in the clubroom – often free-of-charge.

In addition to productions, we also have a lively social scene, with Quiz Nights, Theatre Evenings, Live Music, and Cabaret Evenings with guest artists.


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Birds Nest Cottage Guest House

40-42 Primrose Lane, Glossop, SK13 8EW

Tel. 07711 353696

All bookings require confirmation by telephone or email and booking confirmations are subject to a 25% deposit being received. Payments may be made by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Please see our terms and conditions.
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Self catering bookings are subject to two night minimum booking.

If you wish to arrive before 4pm please call us on 07711 353696.


Wonderful flat. The garden is a hidden beauty, enjoyable to explore even in rainy autumn. You can view the brook which runs through the garden from the large comfy bed, which really enhances the atmosphere. I would highly recommend the birds nest.

Beautiful base for walking in the Peak District. The Garden Retreat is nicely furnished with lots of thoughtful touchs - blankets on the sofas for snuggling into after a long walk Would definitely book here again and would recommend to friends.

The Garden Retreat is truly that - a beautiful home away from home set in a gorgeous garden. The Retreat was clean, cozy, spacious and well-appointed. We wil happily stay again!

The Garden Retreat is a wonderful place to stay. It’s a lovely apartment set in a beautiful garden. It provided the perfect location for us; combining going to see Manchester with doing outdoor stuff in the Peak District. We’d love to stay again.

An amazing host, the property is fabulous and with a beautiful garden to enjoy. Great location with a private entrance Highly recommended to anybody looking for a break with easy access to the moors and to Manchester.