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County - Derbyshire | Map
Tel code: 01298 | code search
Postcode: SK17 | code search
Population: 22000
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Folk Customs:
Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football
Derbyshire Well Dressing
Roping Out Wedding Custom

Buxton Events

April
Good Taste Food and Drink Festival

July
Annual Great Dome Art Fair
Buxton International Arts Festival
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Thornheyes Farm Campsite
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Pomeroy Camping Park
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Buxton is an old market and spa town, nestling amongst the surrounding Derbyshire hills at a height of over 1000ft, making it the highest town in England. It grew in fame as a spa town because of the pale blue water which bubbles up from thermal springs beneath The Cresent. These are the outlets from a subterreanean resevoir, where the water lies for many years before coming to the surface at a constant temperature of 82 degrees fahrenheit.

Its fame as a healh spa dates back to Roman times, who were thought to have settled here around AD80 and built baths, the remains of which were excavated in the 17th and 18th centuries. Over the years Buxton became popular with pilgrims wanting to take the waters and one famous visitor was Mary Queen of Scots who suffered badly from rheumatism.

The Pavillion gardens lie on the banks of the River Wye and are the home of the spa water swimming pool. The pavillion itself, a glass and iron structure was built in 1871. It has been carefully restored to maintain its Victorian feel, It houses a variety of native and tropical plants.

The Pump Room which faces The Cresent was built in 1894 and thermal water was served here until 1981. Now the public can sample the water from the drinking fountain next to it, known as St Ann's Well, which is decorated at Well Dressing time.

The Opera House, completed around the turn of the 20th century acts as a focal point for the annual Buxton Festival.
The Festival is held in the last week of July and first week of August. It seats almost 1000 people in a magnificently decorative auditorium.

A major attraction to the west of the town is Pooles Cavern, a natural limestone cave, known to have been inhabited by primitive man. Adjoining the site is a country park. Footpaths lead to Solomon's Temple on Grin Low, half a mile away, providing extensive views over Buxton.

Accountant

Fountain House Associates
Melville Axford & Co
Oakes Partnership

Attraction

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Freshfields
Go Ape!
Pooles Cavern and Country Park

Camping

Bushey Heath Farm
Cold Springs Farm Camp Site
Cottage Farm Caravan Park
Manifold Inn (The)
Pomeroy Camping Park
Shallow Grange Farm
The Bull i'th' Thorn
Thornheyes Farm Campsite
Wallbrook House Caravan and Camp Site
Waterloo Inn

Caravan Park

Cottage Farm Caravan Park
Grin Low Caravan Club Site
Lime Tree Park

Thornheyes Farm Campsite
Wallbrook House Caravan and Camp Site

Care Home

The Branksome Care Home

Classes

Dance - M & J Dancentres

Club

Level 2

Cottage

Dales Holiday Cottages
Manifold Valley Barn

Dentist

Broad Walk Dental Practice
D M Monaghan & Associates
High Street Dental Care

Doctor

Buxton Medical Practice
Elmwood Medical Centre
The New Surgery
The Stewart Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Bridgfords
Bury & Hilton
Cheshire Property Services
Frank R Marshall & Co
Rowcliffes

Golf Club

Buxton & High Peak Golf Club
Cavendish Golf Club

Holiday Park

Lime Tree Park
Longnor Wood (adults only)

Hostel

YHA Hartington Hall
YHA Ravenstor

Inn

Devonshire Arms
Jug and Glass
Manifold Inn
Shady Oak
The Bull i'th' Thorn
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn

Market

Buxton Market

Pub and Bar

Bakers Arms
Blazing Rag
Bul i' th' Horn
Church Inn
George
New Inn
Parks Inn

Sun Inn
Swan

Restaurant

Bakers Arms
Beltane Cafe Bar
Blazing Rag
Bul i' th' Horn
Cavendish Cafe Restaurant
Church Inn
Columbine Restaurant
George
Kwei Lin
La Terrazza
Manifold Inn
Michelangelo's Ristorante
Simply Thai
Simply Thai Restaurant
Sun Inn

Self-Catering

Chateau & Wye House
Longnor Wood (adults only)
The Savoy

Solicitor

Bunting & Riley

Taxi

Allied Taxis
Buxton Radio Taxis
Crescent Cars
Holmes
Premier Cars
Sapphire Taxis
Swan Taxis

Theatre

Opera House
Pavilion Gardens

Vet

Overdale Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Buxton (Amateur Football)
Buxton (Men's Hockey)
Buxton AC Juniors (Athletics)
Buxton CC (Athletics)

Shops

Green Pavillion The
County Bookshops Ltd
Flowers For You
Boots
Lower Hurst Farm

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Rymans
Natures Own
IT Solutions
Dorothy Perkins
Burlington Road Pharmacy
M A Stoker Opticians
Bells Group
Evans
Mosaic Gallery
Red Bull Gallery
Midas Workshops
Wild Carrot
H Samuel
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Beresford Tea Rooms
6 The Square Tea Rooms
Edge Close Farm Tea Rooms
David Russell
Peak Party Design
Jack’s Barber Shop
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Salon One Hair, Beauty & Tanning Salon
Curtain Stall
Anarchy Jeans
R U Crafty 2?
F Redfern & Sons
Hairs and Graces
First Choice Musical Solutions
Bells of Buxton
Unique Feet
Knowles Toys & Models
Charlotte’s Chocolates
One Small Step

Antiques

Royles Of Buxton
Needham A & A
Fletcher
The Chair Shop
The Barn
Antiques Warehouse

Activities

Go Ape!(Adventure)
Upper Limits(Adventure)

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Buxton Cycling Club(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Buxton

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Palace Hotel (0.10 miles)

Palace Hotel
Looming out from beneath the foliage is this stunning hotel located in the heart of the popular spa town of Buxton and within easy reach of the wonders of the Peak District.

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Old Hall Hotel (0.17 miles)

Old Hall Hotel

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Reputed to be the oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. Perfectly located opposite the Pavilion Gardens (23 acres parkland) & Opera House.

Daniel Defo writing in ... More | visit website

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Alpine Lodge Guest House (0.21 miles)

Alpine Lodge Guest House
Alpine Lodge Guest House in Buxton is new. Formally known as Hardwick Mount, Alpine Lodge Guest House has been taken over and completely refurbished to create welcoming and luxurious bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation. ... More | visit website
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The Savoy (0.22 miles)

The Savoy

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Perfect for a romantic break, this elegant, luxurious apartment sits in the very heart of Buxton, enjoying views (pictured) to, and within 100 yards of, the Pavillion ... More

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Lee Wood Hotel (0.33 miles)

Lee Wood Hotel

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This fully modernised Georgian property, with its rosette award-winning restaurant, near the centre of Buxton, offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and parking. Surrounded by its own tranquil private gardens, the Lee ... More

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The Old Manse (0.33 miles)

The Old Manse
The Old Manse Guest House, Buxton is centrally located in Buxton, Derbyshire. An award winning 4 star Silver establishment offering bed and breakfast accommodation, ideally situated for exploring the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire ... More | visit website
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Chateau & Wye House (0.37 miles)

Chateau & Wye House

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These luxury, serviced apartments overlook this historic spa town, offering distinctive charm and warmth in the heart of the Peak District. Unique and spacious apartments and penthouses have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ... More

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Buckingham Hotel (0.41 miles)

Buckingham Hotel

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The Buckingham Hotel is an oasis of calm located opposite the beautifully restored Pavilion Gardens/Opera House complex yet is only five minutes from the historic Spa town centre. Elegant and imposing, ... More

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Devonshire Arms (0.49 miles)

Set in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District the Devonshire Arms offers reasonably priced B&B accommodation comprising of 4 single, 1 double and a family room. All our rooms are en-suite and have free ... More | visit website
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Alison Park Hotel (0.69 miles)

Alison Park Hotel

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A family run hotel, currently in it’s third generation. We combine the traditional values of a welcoming atmosphere and good, fresh food, locally sourced where possible, and an informal, yet ... More

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