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Buxton is one of most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture. The town was founded by the Romans who called it Aquae Arnemetiae. It was the fifth Duke of Devonshire who put Buxton on the map with development in 1780s - the centrepiece being the Georgian Crescent (soon to be a 5* Spa Hotel). The town's rich history features Roman settlers, royal prisoners, outlaws and noble benefactors.

The town's magnificent architecture also includes The Pavilion Gardens, 23 acres of award winning ornamental gardens including serpentine walkways, children's play areas, lake and a miniature railway. There is a historic Winter Gardens linking the Opera House with the main complex. The building houses a bistro, Art Café, Gallery in the Gardens with a large retail area and the Tourist Information Centre. Frank Matcham's admired Opera House is home to the Buxton Festival, which has developed into one of Britain's largest opera-based festivals, Fringe, and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

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Derbyshire SK17 6BN

+44 (0) 1298 25106

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Peak District

Britain's first national Park, the Peak District draws crowds in search of the wild beauty of the heather-covered moors, or the wooded dales of the River Dove. The eastern edge of the Peak District descends through stone-walled meadows to sheltered valleys. The Roman spa of Buxoton adds a final hint of elegance before the flatlands of south Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. 

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Other Local Activities in Peak District

  • Bakewell
  • Bolsover Castle
  • Buxton
  • Buxton Opera House
  • Calke Abbey
  • Chatsworth
  • Cromford Mill
  • Dark Peak
  • Duffield Castle
  • Haddon Hall
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Kedleston Hall
  • Melbourne Hall
  • Monsal Trail
  • Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
  • Tatton Park
  • The Old Manor
  • White Peak