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New Years Eve 
2nd-Jan-2017 12:04 pm
Fireworks
On New Years Eve, Steve and I did our 'Christmas holiday drive out' to Castleton to see the Christmas lights. The people who live there decorate their whole village with coloured lights and Christmas trees and it is a lovely place to visit.

My pictures really don't do the place justice! -

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Here's are a couple of nice piccie I found on the internet of the village with the lights and snow -

Castleton 1

Castleton 2
Comments 
2nd-Jan-2017 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, these pictures have totally made my day. The first three are my faves. What a place! Thank you so much for sharing, I love it.
2nd-Jan-2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you I'm glad you liked them x

It was very, very windy there that evening, and it got colder the later into the evening we stayed!!

It is a really beautiful place.
2nd-Jan-2017 02:08 pm (UTC)
Did it snow during the day? How cool is that! I love the lights under the bridge! :D

Thank you for sharing these with us! :D
2nd-Jan-2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
No Sadly! We haven't had any snow at all so far this winter. The snow pictures were a couple I found on the internet.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:06 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, you'll get some soon.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:31 pm (UTC)
I forgot to say that my icon picture was taken while I was stood on the bridge with the lights, looking the other way...but not on NYE, it was taken in the summertime!
2nd-Jan-2017 11:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, how cool is that? :D
2nd-Jan-2017 03:07 pm (UTC)
How absolutely charming! Lucky you, to be able to visit Castleton every year at Christmastime. Thanks for sharing.
2nd-Jan-2017 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yes it's so near by car. It's only about 35 mins drive away from where I live. As the crow flies its probably only about 13 miles away but the roads are quite narrow and winding.
2nd-Jan-2017 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes. I remember those very British hedgerows all too well, especially the part about having to back up every time a lorry came down the lane. I was driving a car with an unfamiliar standard transmission, too! I did well with staying to the left, but in some of those tight little lanes, there IS no left! It's a wonder I survived.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:26 pm (UTC)
Bet that was quite hard for you! I've ridden a pedal bike in Europe but I'd be scared of driving a left hand drive car, on the right!

Edited at 2017-01-02 11:27 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jan-2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
How absolutely charming! Lucky you, to be able to visit Castleton every year at Christmastime. Thanks for sharing.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:22 pm (UTC)
:)
2nd-Jan-2017 03:53 pm (UTC)

Very pretty!

2nd-Jan-2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you x
It is a very pretty village x
2nd-Jan-2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
What a lovely place!

In my neighborhood, it seems that fewer people put up outside lights each year.
2nd-Jan-2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
I did actually think that there were less around Castleton this year than in previous years. But it still looked very pretty.
2nd-Jan-2017 04:26 pm (UTC)
Looks beautiful. I love that sort of thing.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:28 pm (UTC)
It was a really lovely afternoon/early evening out.

2nd-Jan-2017 04:50 pm (UTC)

It looks beautiful!

2nd-Jan-2017 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you I'm glad you liked them x

It was very, very windy there that evening, and it got colder the later into the evening we stayed!!

It is a really beautiful place.
2nd-Jan-2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, what lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing!
2nd-Jan-2017 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you I'm glad you liked them x

It was a really lovely afternoon/early evening out.
2nd-Jan-2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
How lovely :D
2nd-Jan-2017 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you x
It is a very pretty village x
2nd-Jan-2017 07:53 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! I was hoping to get back to Bakewell before Christmas as I bet it looks pretty at that time of year too but I had too much going on.
2nd-Jan-2017 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ha! Thought about you when we went there. I was telling Steve that you'd visited Castleton, Bakewell and Buxton this summer.
2nd-Jan-2017 09:51 pm (UTC)
Looks lovely. Happy New Year!
2nd-Jan-2017 11:38 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too. I hope it's a good one for you xx

It was very, very windy there that evening, and it got colder the later into the evening we stayed!!

It is a really beautiful place.

2nd-Jan-2017 09:52 pm (UTC)
Looks lovely. Happy New Year!
2nd-Jan-2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
:)
4th-Jan-2017 11:52 pm (UTC)
This looks pretty. And really peaceful. *-*

How far is this away from London?
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