Birds Nest Cottage Guest House
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What to do in Glossop

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There is lots going on in and around Glossop, from walks to helicopter rides, shopping to theatre; alternatively travel just a little further for country houses to the excitement of Manchester. Check this page for whats going on and our where to go page for places to visit.


Regular local events



Glossop Outdoor Market: Friday & Saturday of each week
Glossop Indoor Market: Thursday, Friday & Saturday of each week
Glossop Outdoor Food Market: 2nd Saturday of each month


Glossop Theatre: Partington Players

2014 events.

Jan 27- Feb 1: An Inspector Calls by JB Priesty
Feb 17-22: The Liver Birds
May 5-10: Deadly Nightcap by Francis Durbridge
June 23-28: It Could Be Any One Of Us by Alan Ayckbourn
July 5-12: On-Act play Festival


Folk train



4th Thursday of each month, departs Manchester Piccadily Station 18:48


Lively local music venue



Check out the local musical events at The Globe, Glossop and other local venues.


Helicopter rides

could make an exciting treat for someone adventurous

Helicopter rides take place in a BELL 206 LONGRANGER, flying to a height of around 1500 feet, on a length of flight of your choice. Flights take place from The Grouse which is less than two miles from Birds Nest Cottage.

Dates currently are: 30 March, 26 May, 12 July, 31 Aug. Please call directly on 01457 820152 to confirm or book


Peak District Walking Festival



26th April - 11th May 2014

More than 100 themed walks and outdoor activities - ranging from challenging hikes across open countryside to relaxed city, town and village strolls.


Chatsworth International Horse Trials



16 - 18 May 2014

For three days of world class sport in the stunning Chatsworth grounds go and see the International Horse Trials. With all kinds of displays, entertainment and stalls, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Buxton Festival & Fringe



11 - 27 July 2014

A feast of opera, music and literature, set in the beautiful Peak District


Bakewell Show



6th & 7th August 2014

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with nearly 200 years of history, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to the diverse event it is today with something for everybody.


Chatsworth Country Fair



29-31 August 2014

The focus of the Show is the Grand Ring on the "big flat", with over 300 trade stands and crafts. Around the park are over 40 showground attractions, many with a country theme. Some of them are mini shows in their own right. For example, the Country Fair hosts one of the largest Horse Driving meets of the year, one of the biggest hot air balloon lifts in the country after Bristol, a major sporting clay pigeon shoot, a much-loved pipe band contest (which compares in size with many local contests in Scotland), a top-class sheep dog trial, one of the best gundog team tests in England, a busy fishing area, a large fine food village, one of the most significant gatherings of Vintage Cars in the Midlands, a countryman's area, and many many more Have-A-Go sections and exhibits.