Bakewell Journals

Our Glorious Weekend in Bakewell

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An August 2012 trip to Bakewell by chrisandmark

Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour Photo, Bakewell, England More Photos
Quote: A selection of the places we saw during a weekend in Bakewell

Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour

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Restaurant | "Cool Deliciousness in Bakewell"

Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour Photo, Bakewell, England
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During a recent trip to Bakewell my five year old was pestering me for an ice cream, not knowing the town well I didn't really know where to go but luckily spotted Fredericks Gelateria and Cafe Bar as I was casting my eyes around to see what I could find to keep her happy. My first impression was that this ice cream parlour is in perfect keeping with the rest of the town; the frontage is clean and beautifully maintained, a colourful display of the ice creams available being located in the front window with the whole store having a lovely traditional appearance and feel. Walking into Fredericks I welcomed the cool air after spending a few hours just wandering around the area in baking heat,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2012

Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour
1 Bridge Street
Town Centre, Bakewell DE45 1DS
01629 812 849

Stable Bar and Lounge

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Attraction | "With the Stable Bar I'm A Happy Camper!"

Stable Bar and Lounge Photo, Bakewell, England
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Having four children (including an incredibly badly behaved toddler!) we've come to the conclusion that a foreign holiday isn't the most practical idea at the moment. With this in mind my partner has recently converted a van into a motorhome, making such a good job of it that the minute it was completed I was booking us a pitch at a campsite we've used before in the Bakewell area of Derbyshire. I chose this site as I remembered there being a pub onsite as well as a fantastic kiddies play area, making it perfect for all of us. The Stable Bar is the pub I remembered, located inside Greenhills Holiday Park it is a lovely addition to the site as on balmy summer evenings there's nothing nicer...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2012

Stable Bar and Lounge
Greenhills Holiday Park, Crowhill Lane
Bakewell, England DE45 1PX
01629 813 467

Bakewell Fish and Chips

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Restaurant | "Keep the Bakewell Pudding, I'll Have the Chips!"

Bakewell Fish and Chips Photo, Bakewell, England
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While in Bakewell we'd decided fish and chips was the order of the day for lunch, we had had a long day exploring and fancied something nice. I hadn't been prepared for there to be such a large selection of take aways in one small town and ended up at the Bakewell Traditional Fish & Chips shop by accident, it looked nice inside and as a guy walked out clutching a very fragrant bag of chips I decided this was the place for us. There was a small queue as we entered but this quickly went down thanks to the efficiency of the woman behind the counter, who was honestly the speediest server in a fish and chip shop that I've ever seen! She was amazingly pleasant and chatty too, I seriously do...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 30, 2012

Bakewell Fish and Chips
5 Water Street
Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1EW
01629 813658

Church of the Holy Trinity

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Attraction | "A Quaint British Church"

Church of the Holy Trinity Photo, Derbyshire, England
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We've spent a few weekends in Derbyshire over the years and when possible always try to visit the Church of the Holy Trinity in the stunning village of Ashford in the Water. Our first visit was back in 2005 when we were shocked at the church being open and unattended during the daytime (we're from Birmingham where churches are locked and guarded unless there are services or other occasions happening), and our latest visit was last month and we bought two of our children with us to take a look. Parts of the church date back to 1205, although there's a certain amount of evidence to suggest a wooden church was built on the same site dating back to an even earlier period. The oldest part of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Church of the Holy Trinity
Ashford In The Water
Derbyshire, England
01298 871647

Chatsworth House

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Attraction | "A Stunningly Beautiful Country House"

Chatsworth House Photo, Bakewell, England
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During a recent weekend in Bakewell we decided to split up, Mark taking Charlotte go-karting while Hollie and I took a trip to Chatsworth House - a place I've wanted to visit for years but have never gotten around to it. I jumped at the chance to introduce five year old Hollie to a bit of culture, and as she'd been learning about royalty at school as part of the jubilee celebrations I knew she'd love the aristocratic slant to this day out.I could bore you with a lengthy history of Chatsworth House, but there are more knowledgeable articles available online - what I will say is that this 16th century wonder is well worth a visit; fun, interesting and absolutely bursting with history. I knew from ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2013

Chatsworth House

Bakewell, United Kingdom DE45 1PP
+44 (1246) 565300

Chatsworth House Gardens

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Attraction | "The Not So Secret Garden"

Chatsworth House Gardens Photo, Peak District, England
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The first thing we planned to look for in the Gardens of Chatsworth House was the maze which Hollie and I had spotted on the website before our visit, this turned out to be about as far as possible as you could get from the House itself so although we went straight there we had plenty of time to look around while we were walking. The garden is very well sign posted so that you can find all the major attractions pretty easily, it covers a huge amount of land though so be prepared for a lot of walking (and maybe a little cursing when you realise you've missed a small but important sign post and ended up far away from your intended target!).I must discuss the maze first, Hollie wouldn't want ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2013

Chatsworth House Gardens

Peak District, England DE45 1PP
+44 (0)1246 565300