A couple of weeks ago we spent a weekend in Derbyshire. I had never visited this part of the UK, so it has been on my list of places to see for a long time. Despite a rather dismal weather forecast for the weekend, our stay in Buxton did not disappoint.
Since Roman Times, visitors have been coming to take the waters at Buxton and modern-day visitors can still do the same.
The Crescent where the wealthy Georgians and Edwardians "took the waters" is currently under renovation but the Opera House and Pavilion are in great shape.
Despite the weather forecast the Pavilion Gardens were wreathed in sunshine for our visit and looked at their best.
Even this fellow, who is described as "big and rather ugly" in the guide book, was looking good!
But not as good as these little cuties :)
I had hoped to visit Hardwick Hall on this trip, as I had read that Bess of Hardwick, who had the Hall built in the 1500's was a fantastic needlewoman and there were samples of her work in the Hall, but alas the House was closed on the only day we could get there. Still, that means we will have to take another trip to Derbyshire, so I am not complaining :)
Linking up to
Live A Colorful Life