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Travel Blogs from Bakewell
... 105 acre gardens. Naturally, Avery and I felt right at home and exhibited our most bourgeois behavior while touring the place. We also learned it was the setting for the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice 2005 film. Here is a video summary slide show and a bunch of pictures from the ...
... polish beer (shout-out to the ancestors!).
The following weekend Avery and I met up with some of her classmates to stop by the 41st annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival at the nearby Kelham Island Museum. (Note: Sheffield used to be a huge steel manufacturer and most of it was produced in Kelham Island). There was even a live band (of the brass and horns variety) that played the Jurassic Park theme song. Weird, but awesome.
Lastly, we attended a festival ...
... as the happiness of others but we also have to take time to do what’s right for us. If I had my own way, I’d pack up all of the amazing people in my life and move them with me everywhere I go. Until I win the lotto that’s not going to happen though, so for now I’ll continue working on strengthening relationships with 'home' and hope to remain an active part of everyone’s ...
Haddon Hall was on my list of must dos while I am here in England due to my last name being Haddon. I enjoyed my visit immensely, and could just feel the history within the walls.
The Hall itself is very old so has uneven floors and cobblestones and strange bumps throughout, but not too much of an issue if you just watch ...
... when we hit traffic due to construction and the huge wave of match traffic in front and behind us. At 6km away, we came to a complete stop at 11:30pm. We finally pulled into the parking spot at 12:40 pm. We could have walked at that pace. So with that experience, we have decided that the 2 terrible things about this area are the cold weather and the illogical roads and driving system.
But overall, the game was a necessary experience that we will never forget.
Other places to stay in Bakewell
The Square, Bakewell | 3 star hotelfrom $144
Monsal Head, Bakewell | Hotelfrom $152
Bagshaw Hill, Bakewell | Hotelfrom $134
School Lane, Over Haddon | 3 star hotelfrom $124
Hassop, Bakewell | 3 star hotelfrom $130