Destination: Bakewell, England

Pudding or Tart?

These are two things you can find in Bakewell – Bakewell Tart or Bakewell Pudding. It was the latter that was accidentally created here in the mid-19th century. It has a flaky pastry with a layer of jam and topped with egg and almond paste. Of all the shops, i prefer getting them from The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. This place has a restaurant that can sit a hundred. It is well worth a visit.

Bakewell Pudding

Bakewell is a small market town in Derbyshire. I have never stayed here, just a visit for few hours. We used to camp in the Peak District years ago and Bakewell was a favourite stop. It is always busy though.

What else is there in this town aside from the pudding? There is the All Saints’ Church, a beautiful Grade 1 listed building. It is one of the finest medieval churches in England, with the history dating to the Saxon period. If you look around, you will find a large number of Saxon carvings.

There is the River Wye, which is probably the busiest part in town when we came. The riverside is a pleasant place to sit for most people but not for me when it is heaving with people.


A bridge has been turned into a love lock one – we did look into the locks. Some of them are quite cheesy but that’s amore for you. I’m tempted to bring a lock next time we visit.


Bakewell is a good base for any holiday. It is located in the Peak District National Park. If you are a walker, or cyclist, there are many trails nearby. If you like stately homes, Chatsworth or Haddon Hall is just a quick drive away. There are few good places to eat in this town.

 

 

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