Winster is an ancient lead-mining village in the Derbyshire Peak District that has existed since as far back as the doomsday book (1086). It is ideally located in the White Peak halfway in between the Peak District towns of Bakewell and Matlock.
Winster has many medieval buildings that date back to the hey-day of its mining legacy. There are many intriguing narrow pathways that lead up and around the village winding past the cottages that huddle on the hillside.
The village has a National Trust Historic Market Hall, two excellent pubs, The Bowling Green and The Miners Standard , a well stocked village shop and post office, two churches, playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, and several playground areas.
The village has a busy social calendar with events such as Wakes carnival week in June and Secret Gardens in July being the main events. There are also the famous local Morris Dancers and the Guisers.
Click to visit Tourist Information links for Winster, Matlock, Bakewell, Peak District and the surrounding areas
Tourist Information & Visitor Centre located at Old Market Hall, Bridge St, Bakewell, DE45 1DS,