A Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire – Home of the Bakewell Tart

When we stayed at Darwin Forest we realised that Bakewell was pretty close by and so made a trip there to buy a Bakewell Tart. We love this sort of impromptu trip, feeling like real tourists and exploring somewhere new – all in aid of sweet treats!

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart

Bakewell was absolutely beautiful and you could tell it was mainly a tourist town. There were shops selling Bakewell Tarts wherever you looked and so many gift and souvenir shops but everything fit so well into the village and nothing looked out of place, it was a lovely place to wander around.

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart

We found parking easily and spent time walking around, looking in shops, taking in the scenery and just exploring a little. We found a lovely river with bridges across and one was covered in locks like the famous bridge in Paris.

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart
A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart
A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart

The bridge looked like such a Bakewell tradition and the children loved reading the names and engravings on the locks and wondering about the meaning behind them.

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart

Before we left Bakewell we stopped at a bakery and bought the biggest Bakewell Tart I have ever seen along with little Bakewell Tarts for the children, a Bakewell Slice for me and a Viennese Whirl for Dave. It was a weekend sponsored by cake!

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart

Bakewell was a lovely place to spend time either as an intentional visit or a way to break up a journey and we all really enjoyed it. I’m glad we made the trip.

A Whistle Stop Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire - Home of the Bakewell Tart
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  1. January 17, 2019 / 9:48 am

    Ah it looks fabulous! We’ll be following in your footsteps in Spring. Jack’s favourite ever cake is Bakewell Tart so it’s going to make his day.

    We did try and visit last Feb but the snow put a stop to that. All of the roads were closed due to huge snow drifts !

    I can’t wait to finally visit now – fingers crossed for no freaky weather this time.

    PS Can’t believe Dave went off-piste and didn’t order a Bakewell xx

  2. February 27, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    What a beautiful town, and I am kicking myself that we didn’t venture there at half term when we were staying at Sandybrook Park. I did however try Cherry Bakewell gin which was amazing. I hope you don’t mind, but I have popped a link to your post in my review of Sandybrook x

    • February 27, 2019 / 6:08 pm

      I don’t mind at all – that’s lovely of you Tracey x

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