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Bakewell Puddin

Bakewell is a small town situated in the Peak District. It is famous for its Bakewell Puddings.....not to be mistaken for Bakewell tarts that you can buy anywhere in England, the puddings are quite different. Bakewell is an excellent place to visit if you are in the South Yorkshire, Derbyshire area. Its location means that it is possible to visit many more places around this area by taking only a short car journey, for example 30 mins drive and you are in Matlock, Buxton, Castleton etc etc.

Here can get quite busy at the weekends with most of the tourists coming from Sheffield and surrounding areas, there is ample car parking spaces and enough local shops, pubs and tea shops to keep every one entertained and served.

Bakewell is dominated by a beautiful river running through the center, in the photos on my pages you can see this and the old style bridge crossing the river. Here you can take a short leasurly stroll, have a sit down and feed the ducks or just simply watch the fish.

Bakewell is not a place where you will be dashing around, just take your time and relax there.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to other nice places.
  • Cons:Can be a little busy atthe weekends.
  • In a nutshell:You got to try the pudding.
  • Intro Updated Aug 1, 2003
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    This looks an interesting town for a stroll around, love the old bridge, great for reflections!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2006 at 8:40 PM

    Your street scenes are gorgeous Soul!! Definately looks like my kinda place. Thanx for sharing :o) Cheers, Ann.

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2005 at 5:17 AM

    What a nice picture, so natural with people gossiping and getting on with life.

  • chercarousel's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 5:21 AM

    The Well Dressing is very pretty. I bet is smells good too. It is hard to believe it is made of flowers. Is there a recipe for the Bakewell pudding?

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2004 at 7:57 AM

    Such an inter4esting place. I wonder if you have the only Bakewell page on VT.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 3:27 PM

    I had to come back for another serving of the Bakewell Pudding!

  • TempNomad's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 2:22 PM

    Excellent town! I love the idea of afternoon tea and the landscape views are lovely. Taking a few puddings and tarts out to the scenic drive would make for a wonderful afternoon! (Does that sound slightly pornographic to anyone else?)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 10:04 AM

    Great landscapes, and the bridge is lovely. :-)

  • hayward68's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 5:53 AM

    I should've visited Bakewell! I made it to Buxton and Castleton but somehow missed this delightful sounding place! Oh well, an excuse to return to the area ;-)

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 12:03 AM

    must visit one day and try those puddings!

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