Glossop is a prosperous market town with some interesting architecture and an exceptional range of shops. High street brands can be found in the centre of Glossop and a range of unique shops offering everything from art and crafts to collectible books and antiques are located on George Street.
Some fine architecture dating back from when the town became a borough in 1866 can still be seen and buildings of note include the Town Hall and Market Hall. The town’s heritage centre is also worth a visit for those interested in the history of the town.
The Surrounding Countryside
Glossop lies in a valley and is surrounded by beautiful hills, high moors and some lovely scenery and makes a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Walkers and countryside lovers often visit the nearby the fantastic viewpoint Coombes Rock and the incredible outcrop of rocks at Bleaklow. The Pennine Bridleway is also nearby which offers a chance to ride, hike or mountain bike across the beautiful landscape.
Glossop was a small hamlet when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. The place rapidly expanded in the late 18th century through industry especially the production and printing of the cotton material calico.
- The British cult television comedy ‘The League of Gentlemen‘ was filmed in neighbouring Hadfield and students from Glossop Community College appeared as extras in the show.