Discover what it's like to swing like Tarzan, to live like an outlaw or relive Buxton’s Victorian Splendour
Each year Buxton Opera House plays host to a series of festivals including the internationally acclaimed Buxton Festival and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. The summer also pays host to a Puppet festival and a Fringe Festival, reputed to be the largest outside Edinburgh. There is also a varied programme of drama, comedy and music throughout the year.
Buxton is also rightly proud of its architecture. From the Georgian splendour of The Crescent and former stable block through the Victorian magnificence of the Palace Hotel, to examples of fine Northern Arts and Crafts, step back into a world of inspired design. Pick up a copy of the Buxton history trail from the Tourist Information Office located in the Pavilion Gardens and let your imagination run free. If you would like to see Buxton other than on foot then take a tour on the Victorian tram.
Venture deep underground at Poole's Cavern and discover some of Buxton’s darker secrets. Fancy yourself as Tarzan, swinging through the trees in Buxton Country Park on the Go Ape extravaganza high above the forest floor? Go on! Get an adrenalin buzz!
Like the Victorians did before us, promenade along Broad Walk and around the Pavilion Gardens and Serpentine Walk, before taking tea in the Pavilion. Learn a little more about the town and view the art exhibitions at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery before venturing into the stunning Devonshire Dome. And for something a bit special, relax at the Devonshire Spa.
You'll be surprised what you find in Buxton!