Trips and Itineraries for Bakewell
Weekend Getaways from Bakewell
258 Kms from Bakewell
London is a magnificent melting pot and an exemplary showcase art, culture and beautiful urban spaces - both contemporary and historical. England’s largest city is home to some of the world’s most magnetic Gothic architecture, and a prolific arts and theatre culture. A few must visit places in London city are the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. Head to the Buckingham Palace and catch the changing of the Guard at 11:30am from May until the end of July. Tourists can view the Crown Jewels, and also take a mandatory picture with a guard. Most of London’s museums have free entry, so take it all in from Tate Modern to the City Museum to the National Gallery and the Historical Museum. Make a stop at the Westminster Abbey and revel in the bustling Trafalgar Square that is the heart of London. For something more intimate, take a walk down to the Borough Market that has probably the best food and produce in London. Grab yourself a Cornish pasty or a plateful of the signature fish and chips before you leave London city.
We, being the lazy uni students that we were, decided to do neither. Instead, we decided that we would go hiking for a few hours and then head to Bakewell for lunch. Bakewell is a beautiful market town in the heart of Peak District. It is extremely popular among tourists for two reasons, one, because of its typical small country town feel and two, for its puddings and tarts. Yes, you read that right, PUDDINGS and TARTS *YUM*. Bakewell’s unique pudding is delivered all over the world via mail! While there are various eateries that claim to have the “original recipe” of the pudding, we decided to eat at ‘The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop’ as it had the best reviews online. Interestingly, The Rutland Arms, the hotel which is said to be the birthplace of the pudding is also the place where Jane Austen Stayed while writing Pride and Prejudice. Being a big fan of Jane Austin’s writing, for me it was wonderful knowing that I was at the same place and walking the same streets as she did, when writing one of greatest books ever written. How exciting! Apart from that, Bakewell’s riverside and markets are perfect for leisurely strolls and small purchases. There are also various places to eat and drink in town.