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The former spa town of Buxton is a timeless classic and cultural capital of the Peak District. Back in 78AD the Romans came to discover liquid gold in the form of thermal waters, naming the town Aquae Arnametiae. St Anne's Well is still flowing, with Buxton water being available in the majority of Buxton Hotels.

Originally established as a sheltered settlement in a hollow beneath the moors, Buxton developed to take full advantage of the hills and wooded slopes encompassing the infant river Wye which runs down through the town.

Elegant Stay

Buxton Pavilion and twenty three acres of landscaped gardens are an oasis of peace and tranquillity with serpentine walks, water features and play areas, all within a short walk of the main Buxton shopping areas.

Tucked away amongst Buxton's architectural gems is a stunning Georgian Crescent. Buxton Museum is brimful with locally sourced artefacts, antiquities and artwork whilst Buxton Opera House, an Edwardian treasure, has been renovated, restored and regularly plays to a full house.

Buxton restaurants provide a cosmopolitan choice of cuisine from snack bars and coffee shops to wine bars and high quality restaurants offering gastronomic delights.

Around the centre of Buxton there are shopping arcades and high street stores, with an outdoor market held regularly in Market Square to make Buxton shopping an interesting venture of retail therapy.

In July the streets, parks, church halls and any viable function room become packed, when the Buxton Festival Fringe takes place with music, dance, comedy, stage shows and drama to suit any taste. Coinciding with the traditional Buxton Carnival and Well Dressing ceremonies, this makes a stay in Buxton an enlightening experience!

Buxton ‘A timeless classic and cultural capital of the Peak District.’
The Georgian Crescent ‘Tucked away amongst Buxton's architectural gems’
Buxton Pavilion‘An oasis of peace and tranquillity with serpentine walks’