The Glendon Bed and Breakfast blog
Some views about ‘Our Derbyshire’ from Glendon B&B, located in Matlock, Derbyshire. An ideal base to explore the stunning scenery, experience the history and enjoy the outdoor pursuits. With so much to see and do in Matlock, Derbyshire and the Peak District we offer our ideas and insights into what the area has to offer.
The welcome sight of the bright abundance of tulips and the sight of lambs in fields signals that winter is over and we can start to enjoy the great outdoors.
Having a path to the gradual relaxation of social restrictions is really positive news. The first opportunity to stay at a bed and breakfast or hotel in England is from the 17th May when pubs and restaurant will reopen
Climb every mountain….. Being outdoors and surrounded by such great scenery is one of the joys of living in Derbyshire. During the national restrictions one of the best things we have discovered, is to get up amongst the clouds. In a different way than taking a flight!
When you visit Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley you are also visiting the birthplace of our industrial revolution and its factory system. The mills you will discover housed ground-breaking technology for manufacturing cotton for mass production- a first in the world.
Have you booked your Staycation yet? After a long time, it is lovely to be able to travel again and enjoy a few days away. And it feels like an ideal time to enjoy a Staycation in Derbyshire.
The one thing a B&B needs is guests, so It is fantastic to be open again after just over three months. Our first guests have stayed at Glendon this week and it is great to know they felt welcomed, enjoyed the hospitality but could also see the precautions we have taken, as unobtrusively as possible
The last weeks have been a challenging time for everyone. As we look forward, we are starting to think about reopening Glendon to guests in July. Dependent of course on government restrictions.
Florence Nightingale’s legacy still resonates today and with the new Nightingale hospitals, built in response to the Covid 19 outbreak, her pioneering work is once again at the fore.
We would like to reassure our guests that we are taking every precaution to ensure our guests’ health and wellbeing whilst they are staying with us at Glendon Bed and Breakfast.
Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast? This year from the 16th to 22nd March is national Bed and Breakfast week. The week is designed to celebrate the wonderful variety of independent accommodation providers throughout the United Kingdom.
Derbyshire & the Peak District is a great place to enjoy spring, its varied landscapes, stunning spring flowers & top attractions & events
Each year the 1st weekend of December sees the Matlock Christmas market in Derbyshire. The event runs over 3 days – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Each year the range of events in Derbyshire and the Peak District in the run up to Advent and Christmas seems to grow. As well as some wonderful Christmas markets there is something quite magical about the range of events in Derbyshire
The RHS Chatsworth flower show 2020 was to have been on 11-14 June 2020, tickets on sale to RHS members from 2nd Sept & 6th
What are the Matlock Bath Illuminations? Each year, Matlock Bath stages the illuminated boat procession along the River Derwent. The first procession of candle lit boats took place in 1897, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. As a young princess, Victoria...
The right to roam was restricted in England until 1932 A significant change is attributable, in large part, to the 1932 Kinder Scout mass trespass – read on!
If you’re thinking of a few days away, Derbyshire is a great place to visit for a last minute UK break. From stately homes, ancient traditions, spectacular scenery and some surprising history, it really does have something for everyone.
Throughout Derbyshire during the summer, villages display well dressings, a collage of flowers in clay to form a picture next to a well, church or square
Chatsworth House has an exhibition dedicated to The Dog. Inspired by the Duchess of Devonshire who like us has lived & loved dogs, read about our visit.
What are electric vehicle charging stations? Electric vehicle charging stations charge cars using different connections and at different rates. The electric vehicle charging station at Glendon offers two 7-pin charging points, also known as type 2 connectors. With...
Its National B&B week 18th- 25th March so it’s a good time to give a shout out to some of the delights of B&B independent accommodation providers.
Winter Lights The use of light and bonfires began in Pagan times. Light and fire were used to summon the warmth and light during the long winter months and welcome the spring. Halloween in Derbyshire During autumn and winter nights traditionally, a variety of light...
Cycling is the perfect way to experience the Peak District countryside, the ideal cycling destination with quiet lanes, off road trails & stunning views
This year’s RHS Chatsworth House flower show is over. The array of plants in our garden grew, but we were just temporary minders & waterers for our guests!
Situated on the edge of Matlock is a secret Lumsdale valley, home to one of Britain’s best water-powered industrial archaeological sites
The 1st official British post box was introduced in Jersey in 1852 under supervision of novelist Anthony Trollope who suggested a letter-receiving pillar
Take a romantic Valentine walk here in the Peak District National Park and see how many kisses you can claim. Want know more, then read on & we’ll tell you about our Kissing Gates in Derbyshire
Take the stress out of Christmas, Derbyshire Christmas markets at Haddon Hall Chatsworth, Bakewell Christmas Market & Matlock Victorian Christmas Market
Did you know the first single line cable tramway was opened in Matlock on the 28th March 1893? The Crich Tramway was the steepest anywhere in the world its gradient was measured at one in five and a half over its five eighths of a mile length. It carried more than a...
Come to the Chatsworth Country fair or the Bakewell Show. Derbyshire has many shows during the year, but two of the best are the Bakewell Show and the Chatsworth Country fair. This year the Bakewell Show takes place from the 1st to the 3rd August. The 1st is the...
For the 4th year Glendon B&B is awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which summarises all our great reviews over the past 12 months
In June 2017, we were delighted to visit the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The large replica glass dome by Paxton, was stunning.
Derwent, Ladybower and Howden Reservoirs Following reading a fictional story by a local author, Mark Scott, The Silent Valley, it reawakened interest in the history of the Upper Derwent and the lost villages of Derwent and Ashopton. These were submerged following the...
Ready, steady, May..... If you will allow us to start with optimism, we are going to stick our neck out and say the sun will shine in May! Perhaps not all day every day, but looking at the long-range forecast for May, it is looking good. What we can say though with...
This year Chatsworth will host its 1st RHS show bringing the amazing feat of Paxton’s Great Conservatory back to life using the latest inflatable technology
The Romans were the first “tourists” in Derbyshire, to exploit its caves and caverns for minerals. Lead was mined for hundreds of years. In the Hope Valley
Glendon’s garden is waking up, which means spring is in the air. New signs of life are starting to appear.
The beautiful rugged moors, edges and dams in the Peak District have inspired authors and filmmakers to set their stories here for generations. Great classics, including Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice were either fully or partially...
Situated on Stanton Moor, 5 miles north-west of Matlock is the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, protected and cared for by English Heritage. The stone circle, erected in the Bronze Age, is made up of nine upright gritstone stones
It commemorates all those who have fallen in the two World Wars (1914-1918 and 1939-1945) and later conflicts. It was originally known as Armistice Day, but was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.
Glendon (number 7) is part of the row of four grand Early Victorian residences built between 1857 and 1858 by local industrialist John Knowles on Knowleston Place.
Christmas markets date from the Middle Ages in German-speaking European countries, with Vienna’s December market first held in 1294. Although the earliest known market taking place at that time of year, it wasn’t a true Christmas-themed market.
Autumn is starting to make an appearance here in Derbyshire so why not put on your walking boots and head for the hills? Here in the Peak District we have nine Edges you can explore, an ideal place for walking and rock climbing.
It is almost impossible to think of the United Kingdom today without any of its outstanding National Parks. However, you do not have to go back too many decades to imagine such a time. The desire for spaces to roam and walk has an interesting history. Back in the...
Each year Matlock Bath stages the illuminated boat procession along the Derwent River. The first procession of candle lit boats took place in 1897, to mark the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.