When is the Well Dressing in Wormhill?

The beautiful village of Wormhill is celebrating 66 years of well dressing this year. The Well Dressing ceremony was reintroduced to celebrate the Festival of Britain in 1951. It is a time when everyone comes together to celebrate, work together and enjoy the community we live in. It is a major fund raising event and profits are used within the village to keep the village hall and St Margaret's Church open. Profits are shared between local charities and village projects.

Wormhill Well Dressing celebrations run for a week from Saturday 26th August until Sunday 3rd September. The week starts with a blessing of the well on Saturday 26th at 19:00 on the village green. If you are in the area the week before, you can come along and see the display being put together.

There are various events taking place through the week, see the well dressing events page for more information.

Where is it?

The main well dressing is at the Brindley Well, in the middle of Wormhill which is near Buxton, in the Derbyshire Peak district. The is also a children's well dressing in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church

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What is there to see?

As well as the well dressing there will also be a display in the village hall.



Local accommodation

Wormhill is very well catered for with regards to accommodation.

Hargate Hall - Self catering

The old cow shed - self catering

The barn - self catering