Located in Higher Buxton this may be one to consider for the Catch an English Summer meet in September 2013. It is conveniently located within easy walking distance of both the cottage where we will host the Friday evening Meet and Greet as well as the Saturday evening meal. It also gives easy access to Buxton with many attractions within easy walking distance whilst a number of shops are located conveniently close by.
No visit has been paid to this establishment.
The Duke of Devonshire had the hall rebuilt in 1670 but it is said that the original facade is actually behind the outer walls. Underneath this hotel is also warm springs, and here were also found roman coins with the head of Emperor Constantine.
This hotel was originally called Buxton Hall. It was built by George Talbot with the approval of Queen Elizabeth in 1550 to provide accommodation for Mary Queen of Scotts, who was her cousin as she was under house arrest.
As you drive up the approach to the site you wonder if you've made a mistake, for the road rises emptily ahead with no obvious screened area in which a site could hide.
Then you top the rise, the ground drops dramatically away and there lies Grin Low on the valley floor. The site is a real sun trap, located in the bottom of an old quarry.
It's conveniently placed for just about everything going on in and around the Peak District, but particularly for the civilised little town of Buxton with its colourful Pavilion Gardens and the Opera House which offers a wide range of events and the world famous Festival from mid-July to August.
You're surrounded by the Peak District National Park which has an extensive network of cycleways, all waymarked for pleasurable exploration. If you're looking for less energetic pursuits, there is a full set of splendid stately homes to visit. During your travels, you'll trip over ancient customs, and you could have an interesting holiday tracking a few down, such as the beautiful floral Well Dressing, said to be a thanksgiving for water.
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