I’m writing this to see if anyone can help me with my itinerary for Peak District (for one night).
It has been quite tricky because this is my first trip to England and I come from so far away
My husband and I are a couple in our thirties and have been married for two years with no kid.
We are flying into to Heathrow on the third week of August and will stay for the week (mon – fri). Must fly back to Korea on the morning of Friday.
These are the things I hope to experience while staying in England
1.The usual churches, museums and landmarks for the first timers to London
(we are particularly interested in Christianity)
2. See a musical
3. Try the real, proper English breakfast & afternoon tea
4. Visit London’s interesting shops (vintage shops)
5. Spend one night in Peak District (yes, I am a P&P fan) and see the
Chatsworth House and the Haddon Hall.
I know that 5 can be quite tricky because we do not have a car at our disposal, unless we rent one from London.
Q1. Given our short amount of time, do you suggest we rent a car from London to drive up to Peak? (my husband has an international driver’s license)
Q2 Or is the trip doable with a train?
(I found out that we should take the train from St. Pancras to Chesterfield)
Q3. Should a rent a car from Chesterfield if we are to tour the district
(including the two houses I mentioned)? Is it easy to find a rent-car in Chesterfield?
Q4. Considering that I want to visit the two houses, where is an the ideal place to stay for the night? I saw many people recommending Bakewell. Is here an Inn or B&B you suggest that could supply good breakfast and scenery? (I love British B&Bs and prefer them over hotels)
Thank you all so much in advance!
My budget: Would like to save, but don't want to miss out too much due to budget
My travel companions: Hubby (who can drive, but can't speak English)
My part of town: Seoul, South Korea
My likes: Most of English women writers (particualy Jane Austen), theology and Chrstianity (hubby's interest), beatiful gardens, cozy inns or B&Bs