A visit to Bakewell in the Peak District

For a weekend getaway, my boyfriend and I travelled to the Bakewell in the Peak District for three nights. We stayed in a sweet cottage called ‘The Bothy’ that we found on Airbnb. Although it was a rainy few days, we still made the most of the countryside and had a great time!

We travelled by bus from Sheffield to Bakewell and the route was scenic and so pretty. The journey took about an hour, so no time at all really. You forget how easy it is to get to the countryside when you’re so used to living in the city.

A cottage in Bakewell. There are two trees outside and a table with two chairs. Bakewell in the Peak District
‘The Bothy’

The cottage we stayed in has two floors and it was so cosy inside. The kitchen included everything we could have needed and we loved the freshly baked bread our Airbnb host baked for us. We were a five minute walk away from the town which was great when we wanted to escape the rain.

On the Sunday, we woke up early and caught a bus to a nearby village called Birchover as my boyfriend has family connections there. We explored the area and had lunch at a pub called The Red Lion. It was so quiet! We did get caught out in the rain and it was freezing, so I’d definitely recommend wearing your walking boots and raincoat just in case when exploring. Birchover is a lot smaller than Bakewell but worth a visit.

After an accidental nap in the afternoon (we’ve all done it!) we got ready and went for a meal at Arthur’s of Bakewell. The atmosphere was so lovely with candles, piano music and great food. I had a vegetarian cauliflower steak and I was so pleasantly surprised with it! So yummy. However, I searched for Arthur’s to include a link in this post but sadly it has now closed. I would go back there just to eat that meal again!

Bakewell in the Peak District
Standing on the Bakewell Lovelock Bridge
Bakewell in the Peak District
Bakewell Bridge

On the Monday, we explored Bakewell more and discovered the Love Lock Bridge. There were so many sweet messages written on padlocks on there and we will definitely return one day to put one ourselves. Who would you put a padlock on the bridge with?

My favourite place to visit was the Bakewell Bridge. Built in the 13th century, it’s Grade I listed (I do love a listed building) and goes across the River Wye. The bridge has five beautiful arches and walking along the river was so peaceful.

On our final day in Bakewell we went to The Honey Bun Cafe for lunch. The staff were so kind and the general feel of the place was really friendly. You can’t go wrong with a toasted teacake!

Chatsworth is a stones throw away from Bakewell so I would definitely recommend a visit there too. We didn’t get the chance to go on this trip but Chatsworth House is an absolute dream.

We had such a lovely, long weekend at Bakewell in the Peak District. If you’re in Yorkshire it’s so close by and it’s so refreshing to be away in the countryside.

Have you been to Bakewell? Let me know where your favourite place is for a get away!

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