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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.

Tourist Attractions in and near Buxton to Visit



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.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

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.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Chestnut Centre 5.3 miles A conservation animal park set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds

Days Out around Buxton.

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)
How to get to Buxton
Buxton, A54 from Macclesfield. Take the A6 from Manchester or Bakewell.

Buxton Tourist Information Centre

  • Pavilion Gardens
    St John's Road
    SK17 6XN
    Tel: 01298 25106
Barceló Buxton Palace Hotel
Palace Road Buxton SK17 6AG

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Old Hall Hotel
The Square Buxton SK17 6BD

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Best Western Lee Wood Hotel
The Park Buxton SK17 6TQ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
2 Primitive Mews
Chelmorton near Buxton SK17 9SH
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Shay Side Barn
Warslow Hartington near Buxton SK17 0LS
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Shay Side Cottage
Warslow Hartington near Buxton SK17 0LS
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Buxton Weather
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