Makeney Hall Clarion Collection Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Many have commented it was "the trip of a lifetime". Well, yes... but we hope not, more one of our trips during our lifetime. We're already thinking about where to go next.
Midge and David
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Yesterday Avery and I took a bus to the nearby Chatsworth mansion, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It is extremely ritzy and has roughly one million rooms and had just been decorated for the Christmas season. Many dukes have come and gone and made changes to the house and ...
It has been a quick 6 weeks in Sheffield. My classes are split into two 6-week sessions per semester, while Avery has the same classes for 12 weeks. Thus, I have a bit of a free weekend as my first classes have concluded, while Avery is fervently writing papers in the midst of exams!
The order of the photos will more or less follow this written portion, and I begin with two photos of our US-based friends' cat, Chewie, because she is awesome. Seriously, who lays on the arm of ...
The maps showed that Sherwood Forest was on the way to Belper, so...Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen...we just had to go! On pulling up to the carpark it was very obvious that there was something happening and being summer school holidays over here, there were kids and families everywhere. It turned out to be the Robin Hood Festival and the forest was alive with music, entertainers, jousters and food stalls and little Merry Men and Maid Marians. After watching one ...
Its still very hot, and we are all pretty tired after the big day yesterday, so today we decide to have a relatively easy day, close to home. First into our nearest town – Belper – and typical of the area, it was a major mill town from the mid-1700's, utilising the power of the Derwent River to power what became a massive series of factories. Many of the factories have gone now, but one remains and houses ...