Great base to access the Peak District National Park
If Winter lingers, it lingers extra-long here!
Glorious countryside surrounding quaint English country spa town.
This Band Stand is named in honour of this 'Conductor, player and promoter of Brass Bands' one Don Redfern (1927-1991)It was opened on September 7th 1997 by the then Mayor of High Peak, Marion Williams.Two bronze plaques on the stand commemorate the occasion and the name of the band stand.Concerts are held through the summer - check the website...more
During our visit in November 2012, The Crescent and nearby buildings were under scaffolding, as permission had finally been given to convert the historical building into 'the only second genuine Spa hotel to open in a century' This will be a 79 bedroomed , 5-star spa hotel, which will incorporate the neighbouring Natural Baths, and is due to open...more
Known locally as The Cenotaph, this impressive memorial sits on The Slopes. over looking the Crescent, It commemorates the men of Buxton who died in WW1 (314) and WW2.(70) Roll of Honour The Slopes is a park registered by English Heritage as having special historical interest. A low granite wall, with timber seating, encloses the memorial, which...more
These 23 acres of land surround the Pavilion Gardens and Opera House. They underwent a large restoration programme at the start of the 21st century, and are a pleasant place to wander or to rest for all ages.The Gardens are enjoyed by over one million visitors per year.The gardens are included on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens...more
I've seen similar circuits in parks in the UK and abroad, and think that they're a good idea, why should it only be children who get to play in parks? Now, I'd love to see swings, mountain slides, see-saws, climbing frames, Bouncy Castles, trampolines, Ball Parks, zip wires etc for adults to use, much more fun than going to the gym! So, I guess...more
We came across this unusual monument in the Pavilion Gardens, near the childrens playground.. It is the work of local sculptor Sarah Brindley as a commission by the High Peak Borough Council, a tribute to a former employee Lew Mounsey. He had dedicated his working life to creating public places, which the public could enjoy and 'enrich their...more
Market Square, Longnor, Buxton, SK17 0NS, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
The Park Buxton, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK176TQ, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
Whilst in Buxton at a long weekend VT meet with Gilly, Hayley, Jane, Dave, Christine, Katherine, Ricky and Sheila I decided to pay a visit to Leek. I had to wait an hour for the bus so I went to Costa for breakfast. The staff were friendly as they usually are in small towns and I had a latte with a lemon and poppyseed muffin….delicious, this set me...more
We stopped here for a late lunch during our visit to Buxton in April 2013.The pub has an outdoor seating area to the front and is an intricate weave of rooms located around a central bar inside.This place is all about the food and selection of ales available - definitely a pub, rather than a restaurant. The menu offers a wide selection of choices,...more
Visted the Railway Inn on Sunday to experience the worst Southen Fried Chicken Burger ever had. Upon receiving the food I was disgusted with the poor quality the onion rings were over cooked and greasy ONLY 6 in total, the southern fried chicken came with NO mayonnaise, burger relish or gherkin as advertised, and the salad garnish advertised was a...more
When we arrived in Buxton we parked near to the Railway Hotel so it was the perfect place to go for something to eat.It was a Sunday and they have a Carvery on Sundays as well as their normal menu but all three of us opted for the Carvery.It was reall nice food and although it was not the type that you can go back for more you did not have to...more
The Railway Inn is an attractive building just across the road from the main shopping street of Buxton. We were lucky enough to visit Buxton on a Sunday so were able to partake in the Wonderful Carvery which they serve for Sunday lunch. The Carvery consisted of Roast meats (a choice of three), Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, potatoes and gravy. It...more
Set beneath the railway bridge in the center of town this delightful pub serves good beer and great food at good prices.Quick and friendly service,eat inside or out,in the sun or in the shade. The chicken hunter,Chicken bacon and cheese in a toasted french stick with salad and a side order of chips.more
There is only one club in Buxton (at least while I was there) called Gaslight.
Very "retro" with carpets and mirrors everywhere and a dj that kept talking all the time on the mic. Unfortunately this was our only choice...
Dress Code: No trainers.. but everything else you want
Buxton lies at the end of one of the suburban routes from Manchester.Services leave Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and operate half hourly during peak times, reducing to hourly services on Sundays, with less frequent service in the late evening.Advance purchase tickets for a return from Piccadilly to Buxton cost around £16 whilst two single...more
For visitors from further afield, Buxton is connected to Manchester Airport by the Skyline (199) service.This route operates from Manchester Airport non-stop to Stockport, then stopping, by request, at all stops along the route, including :* Stepping Hill Hospital* Rising Sun, Hazel Grove* Horse Shoe Inn, High Lane* Ram's Head, Disley* Swan Hotel,...more
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Buxton has an array of shops catering to all needs, tastes and budgets.Plenty of independents amongst the chain stores and franchises.We spotted a 'price war' between two neighbouring shops on the High Street - Pound World V The Village Saver...Village Saver had '100's of lines at 99p or less', while Pound World had 'many items reduced to 95p'!!...more
Spring Gardens is the name of the main shopping road in Buxton, it is also pedestrianised. There is a Marks and Spencer, and also off here is a shopping mall, with such shops as Next, WH Smith, Ponden Mill. You will see from the photograph that there are canopies made of glass over the fronts of the shops, these are Victorian and we used in that...more
This building was originally the Thermal Baths and was built in 1820. It has been made into a small shopping mall with nice individual shops. There are about 12 small shops.Times for opening vary but it seems they all open on Sundays approx 12 noon - 5pm. Weekdays closing times seem to be about 5pm. You can buy antiques, cards, men's and women's...more
This warm thermal spring is known as St Ann's Well. The water from the spring is constant and whenever we have visited there is usually a queue of people filling all their bottles (or should I say gallon containers) with the water which is free. It is difficult to get a photograph but the people filling their bottles moved away for me to snap this.
The well is opposite the Crescent.
Due to it's elevated location, Buxton is often a few degrees cooler that other towns in the area.It is also no stranger to rain, as You'll see from my photographs. So, come prepared, with waterproof coats, footwear, fleeces/jumpers etc, maybe an umbrella, though not so good if there is a gust blowing.Shops such as Mountain Warehouse sell wet/cold...more
There are public toilets next to a little car park adjacent to the viaduct near Ashwood Park. I would'nt bother using these if you can help it, they are absolutely disgusting. It makes me angry when a place like this that does attract a lot of tourists and has the revenue they spend here can't even be bothered to have decent toilets.There are...more
Luggage and bags:
Any kind of bag would do fine...
Its up to you!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If travelling through the winter period you should need to have warm clothes and all the essential accessories for a cold..very cold trip
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can find anything you will need there. Just bring your own and if they finish you will easily find something to replace them
Photo Equipment: Definatelly have your camera with you. You will have the opportunity of some great scenery and photos
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping..maybe
Ashwood Park is at the furthest side of Buxton from Pavilion Gardens. Here a sculptor/artist called David Canetti created this as part of a millennium project. It is named 'Lighting the Peak' and is made from concrete, mosaic and coloured glass.
The park has a bowling green, tennis courts, and a nine hole pitch and putt. There is also a children's playground.