Buxton, developed as a Georgian spa and the buildings and some streets reflect the Georgian splendour. You can still "take the waters" at St Ann's Well, the water is warm !
Largely developedin the Victorian era, it is still a popular town, the highest in England, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Even if you are not walking, the town is well worth a visit.
You will find both tourist and general chain stores in the town, plus specialist shops. Try the Spring Gardens Shopping Centre, or the shops in the Market Place and High Street. There is a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Take a look at the Crescent with its Georgian facade, the Town Hall (1888), the Natural Bath building, as well as the restored Opera House. Box Office Telephone number is 01298 72190. A smaller theatre is at The Pauper's Pit, The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Tel: 01298 72190
Churches to note, and worth a look when you are visiting, are St Marys Church and St Johns Church.
Buxton Spa Pool Go for a swim.
Poole's Cavern Explore an underground cavern.
Blue John Cavern 7.5 miles Famous for its Blue John stone.
Speedwell Cavern 7.5 miles Explore the underground mine by boat.
Treak Cliff Cavern 7.6 miles Visit this 18th century mine.
Peak Cavern 7.9 miles Tour the underground`caves.
Peveril Castle 7.9 miles A Norman castle built by William The Conqueror.
Pavilion Gardens 23 acres of restored pleasure gardens.
Lyme Park 8.0 miles Visit this grand 16th century mansion.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery The history of the town and surrounding area.
Castleton Village Museum 8.1 miles Village life through the ages.
Chestnut Centre 5.3 miles A conservation animal park set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds
After visiting Buxton, go over to Bakewell, or travel north into the National Park. For somewhere nearer, try walks off the A54/A537.
Towns Near Buxton To Visit - straight line distance:Chapel-en-le-Frith (4.49 miles) Castleton (8.08 miles) Edale (8.33 miles) Macclesfield (8.82 miles)