Day off #4 (Bakewell).

20.9.11

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Yesterday we had a drive to Bakewell in Derbyshire to spend a few hours there. I have wanted to visit for a while and as we have got a whole week off this week, off we went! First stop was lunch and as Felicini was right next to where we parked we headed inside. It was empty when we arrived but soon filled up with other hungry folk. They had a 2 course for £11.95 type scenario so I had a mixed platter for starters which had hummus, stuffed vine leaves, mozzarella and a few other bits and bobs, followed by a goats cheese pizza. Jonathan had a seafood risotto to start and then steak and chips. We both enjoyed our food and felt stuffed, but ready to do some wandering and sightseeing.


The shops in Bakewell were delightful. We found so many different little shops selling all sorts of nice things for the home and all manner of trinkets. One shop was stuffed full, from floor to ceiling, with antique teacups and saucers and things. I could have spent a million pounds in there! I had to be pried away from there before any damage could be done.


We had a wander up to the church which was very atmospheric and beautiful and then back down through some residential streets having a good old nosy at people's houses.


We had a great afternoon and lots of fun, as we always do together. Bakewell is a lovely little place which I would recommend visiting if you fancy a few hours somewhere. I stopped off for a bakewell slice before we went home which I had all to myself as Jonathan doesn't like them. Bonus!


Have you been to Bakewell? Or do you live here? Lucky you!

20 comments:

  1. that shop looks so amazing!! I want to go!
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  2. This seems like such a lovely town! That pizza looked so yum, and that shop looks awesome! xx

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  3. Lovely place :) The stone cottages are beautiful. Have you been to Buxton? x

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  4. Bakewell is shamefully my most frequented place! Looks like you had a fab day out :) Did you find a shop called Chalet? They have a couple of floors of the most amazing Scandinavian gifts! So beautiful!

    I always like have a browse in Tsar (the teacup shop!), the man in there often plays the loudest opera.... it makes me giggle!

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  5. Ooo looks lovely here hun! I love little outings xx

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  6. It looks like you had an amazing day out :) That pizza looks delish! xx
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  7. I live 10 minutes away from Bakewell...the Tsar shop is owned by a friend of my Mum, I have some lovely things from there in my house :) So glad you liked it :) xxx

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  8. Looks such a lovely place, can't say i've ever been!

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  9. I was wondering if it had anything to do with bakewell tarts! That goat cheese pizza looks amazing! x

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  10. aw it looks so cute and quaint there!

    LO
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  11. I've been to Bakewell a few times as it's on the way from where my cousins live. Love Bakewell tarts too :) xx

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  12. Bakewell looks lovely! That shop looks great! I love shops full of bits and bobs!

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  13. I've been to Bakewell a couple of times & think it's a beautiful place. Me and my boyfriend last went about 2 years ago so I think we need another visit :-) We went to that church too!xx

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  14. Looks wonderful! I need a break like that. And you two have a great time! X

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  15. I really wanna visit here, i've drove through as all my work meetings are held not far away from there. It looks so pretty!
    xx

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  16. oh how fun! Im heading up that way in a few weeks time, definitely checking that cute shop out!
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  17. I go here too :), not too far from me x

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  18. Good old Bakewell. I live about half an hour from there and we often pop up for a proper bakewell tart! Anneka Rice went to one of the tart shops on Treasure hunt all them years ago. Little fact for you there :) xx

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  19. I'm going next week! And Alton Towers! x

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  20. Bakewell is such a lovely little place!

    I also just wanted to comment to say how envious I am that you have pugs! It's pretty much my life ambition to own pugs!

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