The Black Grouse
Travel Blogs from Buxton
... 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 ...
... for Guy Fawkes day. For anyone unfamiliar, a dude named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in 1605 and failed. To celebrate his torture and execution, the people lit bonfires and the tradition has continued through the years. It's a bit odd, but then again so is Thanksgiving to the British. So anyway, we saw a huge bonfire and fireworks last night.
If anyone is wondering the weather is mid 50's and rain. Everyday. Really, it doesn't change. That just about covers it for now. ...
Having learnt a lot from opening up to people from around the world – I've decided to share with you my biggest struggle of all so far... Making the decision to travel solo is a big decision, but deciding to travel on a one-way ticket with no plans and the potential to relocate is a life changing decision… You leave all of your comforts to do something you’re completely excited yet terrified to do. This ...
... that's the same all over. Buxton is famous for its festival which unfortunately had finished a couple of days before we arrived. The Opera House is stunning, very ornate, as is the Pavillion and Pavillion Gardens. Spent a lot of time in the Gardens which were really well laid out with ponds, parks and a miniature train. Loved watching the ducks and geese, particularly the baby ducks who were so cute and fluffy. The Crescent hotel is currently closed for refurbishment but I think will ...
... embarrassing, the choir and dancers were good but the skit and singing was…interesting. BUT I won a silent auction for the UK edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard, so yay! It was also a good excuse to get out of the dorm, even if the dinner wasn’t that great. Most of the week while doing homework I have been watching Orange is the New Black and drawing parallels to jail life and dorm life haha.
Saturday was the day ...
Other places to stay in Buxton
Palace Road, Buxton | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Fading Grandeur
- The palatial Palace
- Palace Grande
The Square, Buxton | 3 star hotelfrom $137
The Park, Buxton | 3 star hotelfrom $138
1 Burlington Road, Buxton | Hotelfrom $86
21 Broad walk, Buxton | Hotelfrom $119