Monsal Head Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bakewell
Arranged to have a cup of tea with my Aunty Dorothy who is an octogenarian and her partner Eric who is a nonagenarian. Now before thinking I have the longevity genes, Dorothy is not a blood relative. My Aunty Marion who is my mothers sister reached her early 80s so I live in hope that I will still be able to annoy my darling wife for another 30 years. Derby ...
... with original bakewell pie and tarts, sat down to a pot of tea and tart plus I had a homemade chicken and mushroom pie. Delicious. Time had got away so back to Southwell with Chatsworth left for another day. The Derby pronunciation discussion recommenced! She said: voting is now open on the pronunciation of Derby. I also have the last ...
- Drove from Wetherby to Edwinstowe via Doncaster
- Did 5 walks, mainly in the woods
- Visited Sherwood Forest
By the campfire at night where the wild dingoes call
But there's nothing more lonesome, morbid or drear
Than to walk down the path of the woods with no ...
... falafel stand…we made a note to visit it at a
later stage! Our hotel was a little walk up one of the main streets from the
city centre, quite handy. Our room was really nice, it had a sitting area and 2
tvs!!! Very plush.
After settling in we went in
search of food and supplies. We had dinner at the Pizza Express as I had a
voucher for free dough balls, plus they do the vegan pizza straight of the
menu. The restaurant is right ...
... Duke of Devonshire and has been the home of the Cavendish family since 1549! If the Cavendish name sounds familiar, it is because Anne Cavendish married into the Cecil family and lived at Burghley House. See! They are all connected! There was Tudor mansion on the site built by Bess of Hardwick-more about her shortly. Construction on the current building began in 1687.
Bess Hardwick is responsible for the family settling here. Bess grew up here and convinced her second husband to ...