Buxton is a beautiful spa town in Derbyshire famous for its natural spring. It has beautiful buildings built in local limestone and the Pavilion Gardens are lovely. You can even take your bottles here and fill up from St Ann's well with the natural spring water for free. There is usually a queue though!
Here is a link to my Buxton page.
From Edensor to Buxton it is 15 miles on the A6
Lyme Hall in Disley has parts of it which are from sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century.
It belonged to the Legh family for over 600 years!!!!!!
It was transformed by a venetian architect called Leoni into an Italianate palace.
In 1946 it was given to the National Trust who now own it but it is also funded by Stockport Borough Council.
In fact we stopped in front of the Hall just for a few minutes with Laura (Hayward68) when she came to visit us. That was May though and it hadnt been snowing then!!!!!
There are various opening times for the park and the hall. It is better to check before you go for times.
Car Park Charge is: £3.50
(but refundable if you purchase an Adult House and Garden Ticket).
House and Garden Ticket: £5.50
House only Ticket: £4.00
Garden only Ticket: £2.50
Family Ticket: £12.00
Or you can buy a National Trust Membership. Its around £50.00 for a years membership for a couple, which admits you free of charge in all National Trust Properties in the UK.
The Hall was also used for the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 1995.
VT friend Ines (Ines28) came especially over from Germany to see this place because she is a big fan of Pride and Prejudice and at the same time visited us.
Here is a link to my Disley page.
It is 24 miles from Edensor to Disley and Lyme Hall, take the A6 towards Stockport
If you like crowds then this is the place to be, every time I have either visited here or even driven through it seems that everyman and his dog are here.
It is a very popular area and probably about 12 or so miles from Edensor/Chatsworth and is a lovely village with views around that are stunning. It is in the Peak District and the cottages and shops built out of stone as is usual in this part of the world. It is a haven for hikers, people camping and really all sorts of tourists from all over the world visit Castleton.
It is 13 miles from Edensor to Castleton
If you are visiting Edensor/Chatsworth why not take a trip of about 5 miles away to Eyam a beautiful village and with a wealth of history.
The story starts in 1665 at the cottage of Mary Cooper a widow of a lead miner who had two young sons. She took in a lodger called George Viccars, who was a travelling tailor. It is believed that Viccars had a box delivered from London where the plague was decimating the population. The box contained materials that were damp and these were spread out to dry. The materials contained rat fleas which were infected with caused bubonic plague. Viccars was bitten and a few days later he died.
The disease spread quickly and shortly afterwards young Edward Cooper also died and was buried on 22nd September 1665
For more information on Eyam please see my Eyam page
It is 5 miles from Edensor to Eyam, take the A619 towards Baslow, then the A623 towrds Stockport. Eyam is signposted off there.
Just up the road from Castleton is Edale a really tiny place, although there is a church, a shop, a pub and the trains from Manchester to Sheffield stop here also.
My son and his friend stayed here for a few nights when they took their tent and camped on a site in the village.
The trouble is that to get anywhere unless you want to walk miles you need a car and as he was only 15 at the time they did feel a bit remote.
When we took them to the site, we did do in the pub (naturally - lol) and had a meal with them and asked the landlord would they be allowed to go in and purchase a meal if they wanted to and they said it was fine as long as they didnt drink alcohol. As it turned out they managed with their camping gear (well as least that is what they said - lol)
The camp site was really nice (if you like camping) not a large site but split into 5 sections, with toilets, showers, visitors centre and rangers office. Also up the road from the railway station.
Our son actually stayed here twice, the second time there was a group of about 6 lads, and the management said that as long as they behaved they could stay there which they did.
In St Lawrence the village church is a cupboard which is said to have been made out of the box in which the plague infested cloths were contained.
Also in the south aisle is a plaque of the plague register, copied from the Parish Register and giving the names of all the people who died during the 14 months in 1665-1666. In all 276 people died out of a population of approximately 350.
Beeley is a village about a mile or so past Chatsworth House. We called in at the local pub called the Devonshire Arms (see my restaurant tip).
Along side the pub is a brook (stream) called Beeley Brook, it actually passed under the road in front of the pub. There have been floods here with the brook, first in 1872 but also on 31th August 1997 after a huge downpour the brook swelled sufficient enough to actually flood the pub, there is a mark on the walls of the pub to show where the water actually came to. If you look into the brook it must have risen quite a few feet to have flooded the brook.