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Crooked Spire Tower Tour 1

Type:Walking Event

Inside Chesterfield Parish Church
Church Way
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 1XJ
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Climbers at the top of the Tower

About

Chesterfield’s unique and unusual ‘Crooked Spire’ stands on the skyline like a question mark – how did it happen?

This is your chance to get up close and personal to the amazing spire of St Mary and All Saints Church in the centre of Chesterfield. Climb more than 100 steps up the Tower of the town’s Parish Church for a close up look at the Spire and a bird’s eye view of Chesterfield

Listen to some of the legends about how the Spire got its twist and find out what may be the truth behind its incredible shape.

Organised by Chesterfield Parish Church

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£9.40 per adult
Children£6.40 per child

Booking essential

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome - Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets - Toilet available on site

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Walk grading Moderate, no stiles Starting point grid ref SK 385 712
  • Length of route (miles) - 0.1
  • Typical duration of route - 45 minutes

Opening Times

Season (9 May 2020)
DayTimes
Saturday14:30 - 15:15

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Crooked Spire Church is in Chesterfield town centre but has no car park of its own so the directions below are to the nearest town centre car park.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right hand lane and go straight on. At traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane), take 1st left and left again into St Mary's Gate car park.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), then follow route from North/South.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 5 minute walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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Crooked Spire Church and daffodilsCrooked Spire Church, ChesterfieldSt Mary and All Saints, the Crooked Spire Church, was built in the late 13th Century and finished around 1360. It's the largest church in Derbyshire. The Spire stands 228 feet high and leans 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre.

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