Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, England  Originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to 'Bess of Hardwick', probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates.

Bolsover Castle, England in Derbyshire was founded in the century by the Peverel family, who also held Peveril Castle in Derbyshire, and it came under royal control in Photo by Yhun Suarez.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England

The view down the stair to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, a palatial mansion with the most sumptuously decorated interiors imaginable. I’d say autumn is obviously the perfect time for a decamp to Derbyshire, judging from the vista above.

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England

John Ruskin famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isle

Lincoln Castle, England.  Built by William the Conqueror.  Katherine Swynford is buried here, along with her daughter Joan Beaufort.

Lincoln Castle, built by William the Conqueror. Katherine Swynford is buried here, along with her daughter, Joan Beaufort. Home of the Magna Carta.

Opera-house, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK

Opera House

Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK (home of the International Gilbert Sullivan Festival each August!) Not technically a "bucket list" item as I've been here twice, but it's been over 12 years and I need to go back!

Crooked Spire, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK

"Crooked Spire" of Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle ~ built in the century, South Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom.

Matlock Bath Derbyshire

Matlock Bath Derbyshire Many happy days out driving up there on the bike