Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Another Monday outing!

Monday, another glorious day. So off we went again. Our first stop was Matlock Bath, "little Switzerland" the Victorians called it. A place to go to take in the fresh air, recouperate, and partake in the thermal baths.
Well sadly, the thermal baths are no longer there, it's part of an exhibition now. That's progress I suppose!
There are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as the attractions to keep you busy.
If we walk across this beautiful bridge, (in need of a coat of paint) over the river Derwent..'ll get a better view, you can even see the cable cars if you look up..
Let's get a little closers= shall we..
We had a fish and chips lunch and then carried on to Chatsworth...
They are having some restoration work done at the moment, so the pictures aren't so nice, but there's still plenty to photograph...
Inside the courtyard, there's plenty to do and see. The gift shop is always worth a look. I bought some beautiful gingham ribbons. They're for a project which I shall be starting soon.
There's clothing, jewellery, books, toys, garden equipment. You name it, it's there for you to buy. You need a full day to take everything in. We didn't do the house and garden tour today, as we were going on to Baslow..
A brief stop at Ednsor, you can see the beautiful churh. It is in this graveyard where Kathleen Kennedy is buried.(I mentioned this in a previous post)...
Baslow is a beautiful little village, it gets extremely busy. But today was pretty quiet. look at these gorgeous cottages...
We managed to get a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade cake in the cafe, just before they closed....
Then it was time to head back. I hope you've enjoyed your visit to Matlock Bath, Chatsworth and Baslow. I'm sure we'll be going again, very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, I feel like I've had my own personal tour guide of these beautiful villages! Thank you so much for sharing your delightful day out with us! Very much looking forward to my next "tour" of the beautiful English countryside! :)
    God bless, Brenda