Welcome to Buxton
Tourists have been coming to Buxton and the Peak District since the 14th Century and it’s not surprising that Buxton is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District. Within an hour’s drive of Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke, its famous Georgian and Victorian architecture provides an impressive backdrop to a rich and vibrant range of music, theatre and festivals.
There is much of historical interest in Buxton also. The magnificent Crescent was built in 1780, the Old Hall Hotel dates back to 1573 when the captive Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the hotel. These and other places of interest are on the Heritage Trail which you can follow or take a guided Wonder of the Peak Tram Tour of the town or join one of Discover Buxton tours character guides for a unique peek into the past.
Outdoors, Shopping, Food and Drink
Added to all this there is the stunning ornamental Pavilion Gardens , Poole’s Cavern show caves or the high thrills of Go Ape’s aerial rope walks. Buxton is the Gateway to the Peak District, and it’s a great base for all the huge range of outdoor activities that the National Park has to offer, but there’s so much going on in the town itself that you might find yourself hard pressed to leave.
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