Monday, 29 July 2013

Peak District

While some people might have moved over the weekend, thanks to Tom's hard work during the week we went to the Peak District instead. 

Chatsworth is a stately palace which was inspiration for Austen's pride and prejudice apparently. The duke and duchess of Devonshire have a great collection of old and contemporary art that is even more striking than their geographically confusing name. 

Then we enjoyed the touristy but cute town on a river - bakewell. The traditional "pudding" rather than tart is very sweet. 
Castleton is a fabulous little village set in a valley with hills and gorges around to climb. I was excited to find some elder still in flower to make some fizz. 

Sunday, before a nice walk along the Wye valley near Monsal we walked around Buxton. It is a Georgian town built to rival Bath. The glass pavilion along the gardens/park near the opera house is quite spectacular. 
Aging grandeur. 
Generally a good place to enjoy rolling hills and views.

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