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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.

    For some circular walks around Buxton to/from the railway station you can download this handy guide - Buxton Walks to/from the railway station.

    In The Area




    Muse Escapes

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



    Buxton Crescent Spa 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…



    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…


    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…


    Devonshire Arms, Hartington

    With friendly service and homely charm The Devonshire Arms sits proudly at the northern end of Dovedale. The perfect retreat to sit back, relax and…


    Beech Croft Farm Caravan & Camping Park

    Beech Croft farm is a small, rural, friendly, family-run caravan and camping site located between Buxton & Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District…


    Candlelight Cottage

    Romantic, oak beamed cottage overlooking the green in the picturesque village of Litton. Rated 5 star Gold, Candlelight Cottage has been beautifully…


    Restaurant at The Old Hall Hotel

    Historic hotel across the leafy Square from the Opera House and Pavilion Gardens. A very special place to eat. Restaurant open daily. Wine Bar open…


    Discover Buxton

    Discover Buxton brings to life the history and heritage of the beautiful spa town of Buxton in the Peak District of Derbyshire,


    The Blind Bull.

    The Blind Bull is a classic country pub. No fussy people. No frills food. Just a welcoming place to keep warm after a winter’s walk or cool down from…


    The Coach House at Rainbows End

    A BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE IN BLACKWELL Situated in the quiet hamlet of Blackwell in the Peak, between Buxton and Bakewell in the Peak District National…


    The Royal Oak Campsite

    A family-friendly site in the heart of the Peak District and located next to the High Peak and Tissington Trail, offering easy access to scenic walks…

    Our Great Itineraries

    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


    Buxton Regency Ball 2024 at Buxton Crescent…

    Back for its third year, the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust Regency Ball 2024 takes place in the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 28th September.


    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…


    Blackwell Well Dressing

    Well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells, or places close to where wells used stand, with pictures made from natural growing things

    Explore Buxton & Beyond on a e-bike

    Looking to have an awesome adventure out in the Peak District? Then why not hire an e-bikes, perfect for friends and families.
    Peak Ascent offer an E-bike Hire service, which caters for parties of up to four on hybrid E-bikes.
    At just £55 per day per bike (£40 for half a day) its a fun and enviornmentally friendly way to explore
    To find out more or to book your bike call on 01298 299011 or send an e-mail to patrick@peakascentcycles.co.uk to book in advance.

    Peak Ascent

    Trails nearby

    Exploring Buxton and beyond on an E-Bike

    Discover Buxton and the surrounding countryside on 2 wheels - a suggested half day (16 Miles) and full day (33 miles) routes - e-bikes can be hired…

    Brown Edge Circular Walk from Buxton Station

    A lovely circular walk with two possible extension walks.

    Burbage Edge Circular Walk from Buxton Station

    A lovely moorland circular walk which will take you past the Burbage Edge trig point and reward you with great views of Buxton.

    Buxton Heritage Trail

    Explore Buxton’s historic buildings and places following the Buxton Heritage Trail. QR Codes providing interactive content are available along the…

    Beauty spots nearby

    Business Directory Solomon's Temple

    Business Directory Poole's Cavern & Country Park


    Special Offer

    Royal Afternoon Tea at The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton

    Enjoy the historic surroundings of the Old Hall once occupied by Mary Queen of Scots herself.

    Special Offer

    Sunday Roast at The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton

    Enjoy a delicious Sunday Roast at 'England's oldest hotel'.

    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.

    Villages nearby




    Great Hucklow




    Miller's Dale




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