4 Things To Do in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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  1. Carly Sharples says:

    Love Bakewell, and love the Peak District in general. Especially the Chatsworth estate! If you’ve not visited already, you should come to Lincoln (my home city) which has buckets of character and history, all packaged up in quaint, cobbled streets. I think we’ve got the most magnificent cathedral in the world! :)

    • Teja says:

      Yes! You can get happily lost in the Chatsworth grounds! I’ve not been to Lincoln though. I think I only knew it as the ‘Lincoln green’ worn by the Sherwood forest Merry Men :D

      P.S. I thought the Chesterfield cathedral spire was awesome – albeit not intended!

  2. Maggie says:

    I had only ever heard of the Bakewell tart, but it look like a lovely city (apart from the vicious swans)

  3. Katie says:

    Yes british swans and geese can be a bit vicious! I’m originally from the UK but have never been to Bakewell… it looks beautiful so will be putting it on my list of places to visit when I return. Also, jaffa cakes are a great day trip treat ? thanks for sharing!

    • Teja says:

      I loved the Peak District! I’m not entirely sure why… I mean, it’s lovely, but it’s something more than that! Some places just suit you, you know?

  4. Parampara says:

    You story reminds me some of my own embarrasing/funny incidences. Guess they are best gone, but they do make incredible stories!

  5. Haley says:

    what a beautiful town, and seemingly great food. I, myself, DO have a sweet tooth ;)
    but I guess now you know ….. neeevverr feed the animals ! lol I had to learn the hard way as well

  6. Meghan says:

    This looks like a great spot to spend the day! What a great little National Park. I love the bake spot you found in between the buildings. Such a unique and beautiful little spot. Definitely like to find places like this while traveling.

  7. Leslie says:

    I love all these beautiful pictures, I have never heard of this town in England before. I thought your experience with the swans were hilarious! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Maegan says:

    We are planning a trip that will cover 3months in England. This will be on the list to see for sure!

  9. Alaska says:

    Hahaha, omg, yes, geese. They can be quite nasty. I really like the analogy to humans you drew with them. Looks like a really lovely place; I definitely appreciate the beauty of that bridge too. Wish more places in Canada had sweet architecture like that.
    I’d suggest including the country and even the county/district in the introductory paragraph as well. I don’t know how well-known Bakewell is, but I had no clue where it was, and it took me a bit of looking around your post to discover it was in England. Best to put it obviously in the intro so people aren’t wondering where the place you’re talking about is when they should be reading the post, haha. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Julie says:

    I had a similar encounter with an emu once. Hungry birds can be quite mean! Glad you weren’t seriously injured. Adding Bakewell to my never-ending list of places to visit in the UK. (Hopeless Anglophile here.)

    • Teja says:

      I fell in love with the whole Peak District. I can’t explain why – but that’s what love’s like right?

  11. Nayna Kanabar says:

    What quaint little place and apart from your scary swan experience ,it sounded like it was very enjoyable.

  12. Tendelle says:

    Oh my god, the swans! I would have been so freaked out. This made me laugh ?

  13. Jenny says:

    The candy shop looks divine! I didn’t know swans could be so persistent. :) They must have really liked your cake.

  14. Albert Trotter says:

    wow.wow ..wow..i feel so refreshed and relaxed after reading your post..swans are the most beautiful creation on earth i must say

    • Teja says:

      LOL you feel relaxed reading about being persecuted by avian fauna? Yes, they’re lovely but… nasty temperament.

  15. Gina says:

    I hate swans. Hahaha. Even though they’re such beautiful creatures, they’re really vicious. I guess the swans were as addicted to your Jaffa cake as you are. The town was really cute though!

  16. Korinna says:

    Just know that you are not the only one who got attacted by swans. A friend and I were making a sweet little picnic at the edge of a lake when the swans on the lake suddendly got some interest in our yummy bites, especially the cream cheese. Very carefully we tried to snatch our food and picnic blanket back one after another, and yet they came running after us! We still love about it, but that time we were really really scared.

    • Teja says:

      I am so loving these replies that totally vindicate my revelations of the true nature of swans! LOL

  17. neha says:

    What a picturesque town. And I hardly see anyone else around..as if you had an exclusive visit. But your story…couldn’t help laughing out loud. And reminded me of a friend being chased by swan on a trip we had couple of years back. I guess they are like that :)

    • Teja says:

      Yesss! Swans! I tell you, they’re not as romantic and elegant as we’re led to believe!

  18. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    Oh what a hilarious incident! I could never have imagined that swans would behave this way! I am going to remember this incident (and laugh) when i see a swan and not offer it food.

    • Teja says:

      Yes! Beneath that fluffy white downy feathery head is a greedy Jaffa cake junkie brain!

  19. Linda says:

    Oh wow what a picturesque town! The Bakewell tart sounds totally delicious! I need to keep this in mind!