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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 achitectural 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. Loving 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 or 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.

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    Poole's Cavern & Country Park

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    Holborn Cottage

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    The Cheshire Cheese- Buxton

    Nestled in the Peak District and spa town of Buxton, The Cheshire Cheese pub is the perfect destination for a great pint and some great pub grub!


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    Grendon Bed & Breakfast

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    Red Oak Bushcrafts

    Bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills courses in the Peak District.


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    Merman Barn B&B

    A high quality B&B within easy reach of Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth, Castleton and many other attractions. An ideal base for walkers and cyclists.…


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    Cruck'd Barn, Hurdlow Grange

    This is a truly beautiful building with a huge open plan living/dining area with the original Cruck beams dating back over 400 years. This dog…


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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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    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.


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    Buxton Well Dressing in the Making

    Come and view Buxton's Well Dressings being made!


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