Monday, 24 February 2014


So next, we went to Wirksworth.  Wirksworth is lovely.

It has every type of architecture that you can imagine.  Mr Darcy would come calling if you lived in Wirksworth!

The town reminds me very much of some of the towns we visited in Normandy France a few years ago.
There are some fabulous individual shops and antiques shops - I loved this one.  It was packed to the rafters.

Wirksworth has just one road through the town, but the best bits are hidden behind.

We wandered around for ages - exploring alley ways and back wacks that we had not seen before.
How pretty is it!!!
It's not called the "Gem of the Peak" for nothing!
But our day was not done yet - where did we go next?  (I think you guessed Rosie!!)


Curtise said...

Another gem I have never visited - shame on me! I'd love a wander here, it looks beautiful. xxx

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks like a very interesting and pretty place to visit. Glad that you had such a nice time. xx

The Greenockian said...

Those shops look amazing - especially the second hand one!

Rosie said...

I know where I'd go from there! Begins with a C I think? Wirksworth is such an interesting place and like you I love wandering around and seeking out all its architectural gems. I'm never sure if it is a small town or a large village either way it is a great place to visit:)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

It does look rather pretty. Can't believe the number of times we've been in that area and not visited!

A garden just outside Venice said...

Everything is "Worth" to be visited in your little corner of world! LOL!
I will await very patiently for late September then :)

Jean said...

I went to school in Wirksworth.
In those days it was not the tourist town as it is today, but had a much more workaday feel to it. The pubs were renowned for serious fighting on a weekend!
For my domestic science lessons the whole class (all girls, no boys, they did woodwork instead!) had to walk from the old grammar school building to the even more ancient original school across town, in all weathers, carrying our baskets of ingredients that we had brought with us to school on the bus that morning.
Happy days, truly. I loved it and the school dinners were brilliant.

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous. A pretty view around every corner.
Lisa x

topchelseagirl said...

So interesting and I love how well troden the doorstep is on that bakers shop.