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Hidden Folk Music Heaven

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Location Glossop

About Hidden Folk Music Heaven

Glossop is a little hidden haven of live music- who'd have thought it?

This little market town, tucked up in the High Peak seems to have gained a reputation for being a little hub of live music, theatre and general culture all round, which is evident in little pubs, inns and local theatres.

There’s weekly folk nights, plays being performed and other unique events occuring left right and centre.

One of the most culturally rich venues in Glossop is The Globe Inn, who host regular world-music gigs, so along with amazing vegan food and home-brewed beers it’s a winning combination. As well as their regular organise gigs, there’s also traditional music every Mondays and regular open mic nights.

Glossop Labour Club also hold Friday folk sessions, and have a thriving list of cultural events such as film screenings and live bands.

If you’re after something with a touch more drama to it, you need to visit The Partington Theatre which puts on plays of all kinds.

Glossop is a 45 minute drive or half an hour train away from Manchester, so if you want a change from a big city then hop over to Glossop for a night of unexpected excitement.

It’s also the place where Vivienne Westwood was born so it’s already cool by association.


Places to Stay

Wind in the Willows Hotel
1 Mile
£63-£83 pppn

Crowden Camping and Caravanning Club
3 Miles
£15-£26 pppn

Lantern Pike Inn
4 Miles
£32-£52 pppn

Hayfield Camping and Caravanning Club
5 Miles
£17-£29 pppn

Shaw Farm Static Caravan Park
5 Miles
£195-£470 pppn