Join us for a lovely day out in the Peak District and visit the wonderful towns of Bakewell and Buxton. You’ll start the day in Bakewell, which is best known for the delicious Bakewell Pudding and the Bakewell Tart. Legend has it that the famous pudding was created by mistake in the mid-19th century by a local cook – since then, its become famous around the world! Bakewell is a charming town, with stone buildings, a lovely Medieval stone bridge and some gorgeous parks and views of the River Wye. The market has been held every Monday since 1330 when a Royal Charter was granted, and it’s a wonderful place to find a bargain; you can even watch the fierce bidding at the livestock market!
In the afternoon you’ll visit Buxton. The spa town has been welcoming visitors since the Roman era – known then as Aquae Arnemetiae, or the Spa of the Goddess of the Grove, the spa’s fortunes have recently improved thanks to recent restorations. Buxton is renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, much of which is linked to the ambitions of the 5th Duke of Devonshire who wanted to make Buxton a sincere rival for the more fashionable Bath. You might like to visit the Pavilion Gardens, or spend the afternoon shopping. There’s also the Old Hall Hotel, where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive in the 16th century, and a short walk from there is the mysterious Poole’s Cavern where you can take a journey beneath the earth and explore vast limestone caverns.
So why not join us and explore these two gems of the Peak District!
Adult - £13
Senior - £13
Child - £13
Price includes return coach travel only