Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Manchester + Peak District

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته and good day!

After the Liverpool trip, we stayed overnight at Manchester. I booked an apartment which is located near the city centre which is really convenient. I'll write the review on a later post.

The next day, we get a head start to visit the main thing Manchester is known for which is their football team. First, we visited Old Trafford Stadium which is home of Manchester United team.

We didn't go inside the stadium for the tour because of the elderlies. They won't be interested anyway. So we just visited the store.

They were overwhelmed enough inside the store.

A lot of memorabilia, jerseys and products to choose from to bring home for their friends. 

After that, we went to see the Etihad Stadium which is home of Manchaster City FC. 

At both these stadiums, parking is free.

The weather was not so good when we were here. The wind was blowing strong.

Hence, the lovey dovey photo. huhu..

The store is located quite far from the main entrance. It's quite a challenging walk if you're blown away by wind from the opposite direction.

As the previous stadium, I only brought them to buy anything they want. So I just waited.

Zafirah just woke up from her nap, so she's a bit attached. After they had enough of stadiums and footbal clubs, I took them to find some lunch. However, because it's Sunday, a lot of stores are actually closed.

We went to this street to find a Malaysian restaurant called Ning, but it was closed. See the flag? My bestie saved that from the pavement during the Malaysia Kitchen Spring Market. So proud to be driving around with this flag for people to see. huhu..providing that you don't break any street rules that is. 

After not finding decent food joints, we decided to find a fast food place. My BIL had found a nearby KFC earlier, so we tried searching for it. It turned out, the KFC is located at a shopping complex. Next to it is Nando's and Pizza Hut. All of which are Halal. So we decided to eat at Nando's instead because at least they have rice (Malay stomach always needs rice  =P).

After filling up our bellies, my mum and my grand aunt wanted to buy some snacks for the road and maybe for some picnic at peak district. So they went to M&S inside the complex. Others followed to do a little bit of shopping while they're at it. 

After that, I took them to the place I felt most beautiful at Peak District.

This is located near Speedwell Cavern. When we arrived here, it was already 5pm, so all attractions have already closed.

We only took pictures at the signs and outside the Peak Cavern. Other people didn't want to come out because it was drizzling and still pretty windy.

You can refer to my previous posting about Speedwell and Peak Cavern.

Peak District is actually one of the locations in Pride and Prejudice 2004 movie (the one with Keira Knightley). I didn't know it during the first time I came here that nearby is Mr. Darcy's house which located at Chatsworth.

You can see the sign clearly as you approach the house.

When we came, it was already late and the sign already stated no unauthorized vehicle allowed. But I ignored it due to my flaming desire to see the house!

This is a private property outside opening hours. After it is closed, it became a private residence. Meaning, someone actually live here.

Oh..Mr. Darcy! Will definitely visit here again. =P

Can only take pictures from afar.

Even the guards told us to leave and not stop. I just can't help myself. I's Mr. Darcy's house!

Afterwards, we just enjoyed the beautiful sceneries along the way back.

Until next time...

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