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3. Buxton

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Buxton

Buxton has an attractive recently revamped town centre, and a string of excellent hotels and B&B's, making it a perfect base for exploring the Peak District National Park.
 
The town has a long history as a spa, beginning with the Romans who found a spring from which 1500 gallons of pure water gushes every hour at a constant temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. In the 18th century, the fifth Duke of Devonshire planned to create a northern answer to Bath or Cheltenham. This was ultimately thwarted by the cooler climate, but resulted in some distinguished buildings being erected, most notably The Crescent and the Duke of Devonshire's Stables. 
 
The grandly refurbished Buxton Opera House is an extravagent Edwardian delight dating from 1903, with twin towers, cherubs and Tiffany glass, and is host to the annual Buxton Festival. Nearby are the Victorian Pavillion Gardens - a string of glass and wrought iron buildings containing botanical gardens, cafes and restaurants, surrounded by an attractive park with a miniature railway.
 
At just over a thousand feet up in the Derbyshire hills, Buxton’s also the ideal base for climbing, caving, mountain biking, walking, bird watching, horse riding, gliding and more.

Buxton Tourist Information Centre Address:
Buxton Tourist Information
The Pavilion
The Pavilion Gardens
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 6XN
England, UK
 
Buxton Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Open throughout the year. Please phone for full details of opening times which vary seasonally.
 
Buxton Tourist Information Centre Admission:
Free 

T  +44 (0)1298 25106
 
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