Discover Buxton Tours would like to introduce you to their latest tour guide the Victorian architect Robert Rippon Duke, who was the architectural advisor to the Duke of Devonshire.
Mr. Duke’s commitment to the town evidently went far beyond buildings though.
Visitors to Buxton and even resident Buxtonians seem largely unaware of Mr Duke’s role in transforming Buxton from a village into a buzzing, fashionable Victorian spa town. There are no statues to the man but his work stands as testament to a great talent. In many parts of Buxton his hidden heritage can be uncovered and viewed in many directions once his legacy is understood.
The tour consists of a promenade of about half a mile which will take you to see that all remains well in Mr Duke’s creations. At the end of the promenade you will be asked to vote to decide if Mr Duke merits the accolade of ‘Creator of Victorian Buxton’.
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