Peak District – Exploring the North on a Bank Holiday weekend

This Bank Holiday weekend we hired a car and fled 3 hours to the North of England, to experience the countryside, real ale, and funny accents.  Success on all 3 counts.

We stayed near the industrial city of Sheffield, home of Pulp and a pretty good university.  We also drove by the largest estate in the UK, Park Hill Estate, which is 1) fantastically designed and 2) in the process of being refurbished into market rate flats.  Multicolored panels have replaced the grey bits, and I think it looks great.

The trip consisted of trips to twee towns and countryside (pictured below) and periodic breaks in country pubs to warm up and sample the local ales (pics, sadly, not included).  Ale in the North tends to be poured through a sparkler, which changes the feel and taste quite a bit.  I didn’t like it as much as I anticipated, but at least now I know the difference, and it’s all so tasty.

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2 thoughts on “Peak District – Exploring the North on a Bank Holiday weekend

  1. Aw, thanks. The Brits put a lot of effort into the gardens. We actually enjoyed the gardens much more than the house, and spent about 3x more time outside with greenery.

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