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Tideswell is unusual for a small village having lots of facilities, shops etc, but still remains peaceful. This tranquility is mainly due to the fact that the village is not situated on a through route so the roads especially in the evening are remarkable traffic free!

Tideswell known locally as "Tidza" is one of the most ancient settlements in the central Peak District and was granted a Royal Charter for market in 1251.

Take a walk around the village and you will notice cottages dating back to centuries - parts of Markey Gate Barn is believed to date to the 14th century.

Tideswell is probably best known for the unusually large and impressive St John The Baptist Church otherwise known as "The Cathedral of the Peak" with many unusual medieval wooden and stone carvings of hybrid mythical creatures.

You can start many beautiful walks from our doorstep without going anywhere in the car BUT alternatively you are so close to one of the most beautiful places in the Peak District - the Monsal Trail which is a traffic free, 8.5 mile, wheelchair friendly, disused railway line.


The views are stunning and these are just 5 mins away in a car just an ideal proximity to all Nigel's favourite spots for his landscape photography. It now takes him literally 15-20 mins to get in position ready for dawn breaking. The villagers themselves have been really welcoming. The Horse & Jockey pub is approximately 150 steps away from our back door, which means I can have a drink or two now. The bus stop is very close to us so I could get into Buxton or go to Sheffield or many other places via a bus enjoying the countryside views on my way & again not having to drive.


We have a Cherry Tree Deli literally a stones throw away from us and in the village we have a newly refurbished CO-OP, a traditional family butcher, local bakery & of course the Post Office. We have four tea rooms all serving great food and a “posh” restaurant for that special occasion. Not forgetting two fish & chip shops our favourite being Mr Elliotts & 4 pubs all within walking distance.

The History

The Old Toffee Shop dates back to 1881 and was purchased by the Chapman family for £150.00 and was originally registered as a “dwelling house, midden head and premises” for business use.


The cottage has been used in the first instance as a butchers (see hook in kitchen ceiling) and then as a small general store & sweet shop owned by Mr & Mrs Walton. The shop was known for many years by the local school children as ‘Emma’s’ as she sold sweets & ice creams & I believe they named it the The Old Toffee Shop.

contact us

Please click here to get directions to us from Junction 29 on the M1.

The Old Toffee Shop 

Queen Street


SK17 8JZ

T: 07980481506


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