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Tel code: 01298 | code search
Postcode: SK17 | code search
Population: 22000
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Folk Customs:
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Derbyshire Well Dressing
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Good Taste Food and Drink Festival

Annual Great Dome Art Fair
Buxton International Arts Festival
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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.


Fountain House Associates
Melville Axford & Co
Oakes Partnership


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


Bushey Heath Farm
Cold Springs Farm Camp Site
Cottage Farm Caravan Park
Manifold Inn (The)
Pomeroy Camping Park
Shallow Grange Farm
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


Dance - M & J Dancentres


Level 2


Dales Holiday Cottages
Manifold Valley Barn


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


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

Estate Agent

Bury & Hilton
Cheshire Property Services
Frank R Marshall & Co

Golf Club

Buxton & High Peak Golf Club

Cavendish Golf Club

Holiday Park

Lime Tree Park
Longnor Wood (adults only)


Devonshire Arms
Jug and Glass
Manifold Inn
Shady Oak
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn


Buxton Market

Pub and Bar

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


Bakers Arms
Beltane Cafe Bar

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


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


Bunting & Riley


Allied Taxis
Buxton Radio Taxis
Crescent Cars

Premier Cars
Sapphire Taxis
Swan Taxis


Opera House
Pavilion Gardens


Overdale Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

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


Green Pavillion The
County Bookshops Ltd
Flowers For You
Lower Hurst Farm
Natures Own
IT Solutions
Dorothy Perkins

Burlington Road Pharmacy
M A Stoker Opticians
Bells Group
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
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


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


Go Ape!(Adventure)
Upper Limits(Adventure)
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.

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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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