The Devonshire Dome: From Horses to Courses


The Devonshire Dome was built by in 1779 by John Carr of York for the 5th Duke of Devonshire and provided facilities for up to 120 horses and accommodation for the servants and ostlers of those staying in the The Crescent.  The Devonshire Dome is the home of the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism. It is also the base of Buxton & Leek College. 

Measuring over 150 feet in diameter, the Dome is bigger than St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and is the largest unsupported dome in Europe.  The grade II* listed building is open to visitors as well as students.  Why not pop in for a coffee and see this magnificent structure for yourself?

The Dome houses a restaurant, cafe, modern hair and beauty salon and a award-winning commercial spa.  Events and fairs are regularly held in the Dome and it is a wonderful venue for a wedding ceremony and reception.


The Devonshire Dome
1 Devonshire Road
SK17 6RY

Telephone: 01298 330620 (general enquiries), 01298 330345 (restaurant), 01298 28334 (hair and beauty), 01298 338408 (spa)

Devonshire Dome logo
University of Derby logo
Culinary demonstration at the Devonshire Dome
Interior view of the Devonshire Dome
Exterior view of the Devonshire Dome
Tables set up for a wedding under the Devonshire Dome
Wedding reception under the Devonshire Dome
Antiques fair under the Devonshire Dome

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