Buxton is an ancient spa town in the Peak District, England. It is in the county of Derbyshire which is officially classified as part of the East Midlands but it is probably more associated with the North West of England.

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Poole's Cavern

Show cave. A pleasant (and free) walk through woodland from here leads to Solomon's Temple, a folly on a limestone hill with elevated views over Buxton and the surrounding area. Another interesting and little-known local curiosity lies in a small valley between Solomon's Temple and the village of Harpur Hill, where water issuing through lime-rich waste rock has created an intriguing area of white calcite deposits.

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Buxton Trams

A novel way to see the sights of Buxton, and the only public transport option for Poole's Cavern, is this new service using a converted milk float. Leaves every hour on the hour from Pavilion Gardens main Car Park from March 2013 onwards.

OTHER   —  +44 1298 79648 —  Map

Buxton Crescent

built for the Fifth Duke of Devonshire between 1780 and 1789. Also in the area:St Anne's Well; The Slope and Pump Room; Natural Mineral Baths; and Buxton Thermal Baths.

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Opera House

There is always something going off, from stage productions to fairs. This include the Buxton Opera Festival, running for two and a half weeks in July.

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Peak District Holiday Cottage

Two two-bedroomed holiday cottages appointed to a high standard with breathtaking views of the surrounding Peak District.

Brierlow Bar Bookstore

Stocks a good range of local-interest titles as well as a wide range of general-interest titles at bargain prices.

BUY   —  +44 1298 71017 —  Ashbourne Road

Solomon's Temple

Victorian folly tower on top of a Bronze Age barrow.

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Pavilion Garden

Landscape garden and lakes

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Buxton Opera House

Built in 1903

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No. 6 The Square


EAT   —  +1 1298 213 541 —  Map

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