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    Welcome to Buxton

    Elegant Buxton has been welcoming visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs and superb setting since Roman times.

    Historically known by the Romans as 'Aquae Arnemetiae', or the Spa of the Goddess of the Grove, Buxton is one of England's finest spa towns, nestling amongst the Derbyshire hills on the fringe of the Peak District.

    At a height of over 1,000ft, Buxton is the joint highest market town in England, but is perhaps most famous for its 'healing' spa waters. Visitors have travelled to bathe in Buxton's mineral waters for thousands of years but Buxton is also deservedly renowned for its beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture - much of it linked with the 5th Duke of Devonshire's ambitions to create a spa town to rival Bath back in the 18th century.

    At the heart of the town is the magnificent new Buxton Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa Hotel, a Grade I listed five-star hotel and spa with rooftop pool, beautiful rooms and spa treatments. Among Buxton's other architectural gems are the striking Devonshire Dome, which has a larger span than St Paul's Cathedral and was built by the Duke of Devonshire as stables to complement The Crescent. It then became a hospital and is now Derby University's Buxton campus.

    Another masterpiece is the exquisite Grade II listed Edwardian Opera House, built by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham in 1903. Lovingly restored in 2001, Buxton Opera House is home of internationally-renowned Buxton Festival of 'opera, music and books' which takes place each summer, and a host of other theatre, music and comedy shows throughout the year. Close by is the historic Old Hall Hotel, reputed to be one of the oldest hotels in England, where ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots was held captive in the 16th century.

    The brilliant Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park are just a stone's throw away, where you can explore a spectacular natural cavern below ground before enjoying great walks, or a treetop zip-wire adventure, above ground.

    Visitors to Buxton today can also appreciate the beautifully-landscaped and restored Pavilion Gardens, with its formal borders, lawns, play areas and family-friendly cafe and shop.

    Shoppers can count on the best of independent retailers and High Street brands at The Springs Shopping Centre, Cavendish Arcade and The Old Court House, plus a choice selection of cafés, tea rooms and restaurants for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

    In The Area


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    Poole's Cavern & Country Park

    Discover Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder. Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides who will reveal the amazing stories of…

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    Muse Escapes

    Luxury without compromise, a place to stay with all the family for every occasion

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    Buxton Crescent Hotel

    A stay at the Buxton Crescent is the perfect opportunity to sleep in a magnificent heritage building, with all the service and amenities of a 5-star…

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    The Byre and Hayloft

    Two independently owned and cherished cottages. Each sleeps 4 people and has its own unique features from magnificent views to upside down living and…

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    Buxton Crescent Experience

    Set in nine intimate rooms at The Buxton Crescent, this engaging visitor experience tells the stories of Buxton, The Crescent, its famous water and…

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    Lapwing Barns

    Fabulous converted farmhouse and barns, perfect for large groups sleeping up to 30 guests in 13 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms/en suites. Nestled in a…

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    Ranger Expeditions

    Guided walks, hilltop experiences and challenge days in the Peak District for individuals, groups and charities, guided by professional local…

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    Buxton Crescent Hotel Restaurant

    A stay at the Buxton Crescent is the perfect opportunity to sleep in a magnificent heritage building, with all the service and amenities of a 5-star…

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    Solomon's Temple

    Solomon’s Temple, also known as Grin Low Tower, is a Victorian fortified hill marker at the summit of Grin Low Hill near the spa town of Buxton.

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    Telephone Exchange

    Brilliant location for large groups that want freedom to explore the surrounding Peak District and stay in a beautifully renovated and unique…

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    Silk Museum Macclesfield

    In the Silk Museum and Paradise Mill, see Macclesfield’s silk story brought to life through textiles, costumes, photographs and more.

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    The Packhorse

    Welcome to the Pack Horse in Hayfield, a contemporary gastropub at the heart of the Peak District national park.

    Our Great Itineraries

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    What to See & Do: 48 hours in Buxton

    This itinerary based in the historic spa and market town of Buxton, famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture.

    Events in Buxton

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    Taddington Well Dressing

    Taddington Well Dressing will on view in August. The festival will see Taddington and nearby Blackwell display dressings that have been designed and…

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    Eat in the Park-Buxton Music & Food Festival

    A weekend at The Pavillion Gardens with amazing tribute artists, brilliant local bands, kids entertainment, food & drink and more..

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    Buxton Well Dressing

    This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire, and is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials.

    Trails nearby

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    The Peak District GeoWalk

    The GeoWalk is a must for rock enthusiasts guiding you through the stunning Peak District landscape and rock formations.

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    Hartington - The Dales of the River Dove Walk

    This beautiful walk starts and ends in the pretty Peak District village of Hartington and takes you beside the sparkling River Dove through some of…

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    The Kinder Loop - Rushup Edge to Ladybower…

    A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.

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    The Kinder Loop - Hadfield to Rushup bridleway

    A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.

    Beauty spots nearby

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    Business Directory Solomon's Temple

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    Business Directory Poole's Cavern & Country Park



    Special Offer

    Enjoy a 7 night stay at Greens Farm for £350

    Dog friendly cottage set in beautiful location with lots of walks available from the door such as Luds Church, Three Shires and the Roaches.

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