Leek: An attractive town with many fine examples of architecture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Leek really prospered with the boom of the textile industry, particularly the dyeing process for which Leek became associated. This expertise attracted many influential visitors to the town, the most notable of which was William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement. History still provides a focal point for Leek as it is now the North West’s largest antique centre. A bric a brac market is held every Saturday and the town still enjoys a lively general market on Wednesdays.
The Area; Leek is well placed for the Southern Peak District with Dovedale, the Manifold Valley and the Roaches easily accessable. Also closeby are the Potteries with their rich industrial heritage and Alton Towers , the UK’s leading themepark.
A number of historic houses are within easy reach. Shugborough, the ancestral home of Lord Lichfield, Eyam Hall situated in the historic plague village of Eyam, Little Moreton Hall regarded to be the most perfectly preserved timber framed moated house in Britain, Haddon Hall one of the most complete medieval manor houses in the country and Chatsworth House, “Palace of the Peak” providing an unforgettable day for all ages.
Dovedale, the Manifold Valley and the Roaches easily accessable.
Chatsworth House, “Palace of the Peak” provides an unforgettable day for all ages.
The local area has many lakes and streams, perfect for the keen angler.