A Visit to Longnor
The pretty Peak District village of Longnor lies in the Staffordshire countryside, situated on a high ridge south of Buxton. It’s a village full of history, with pretty stone houses lining narrow streets and a wealth of interesting buildings.
Longnor is an ancient place, and there’s evidence of its fascinating past around every corner. It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, and there is evidence of a settlement in the area since around 700AD.
In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was a significant market town in the area, and at the heart of the village today you can still see the lovely cobbled market square, complete with an original market sign displaying the table of tolls payable for buyers and sellers. The 19th Century Market Hall still stands too.
More recently, fans of Peak Practice might recognise the village as Cardale in the final series of the long-running ITV drama.
Longnor is surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside in every direction, close to the famed ‘Dragon’s Back’ of Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill. Combine your trip to this pretty village with a walk in the Staffordshire hills, and you won’t be disappointed!
How Do I Get to Longnor?
Longnor is situated on the B5053, signposted from the A515 between Buxton and Ashbourne. The postcode for the market square in the centre of the village is SK17 0NT.
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