Useful Information

Maps & Location

Town Map: to download a map, click here.
Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
OS Map: OL24 – White Peak
Grid References: SK0595073550 , 53.259°N 1.911°W , 53°15′32.12″N, 1°54′44.16″W
Elevation: 303m, 1001ft
Telephone Code: 01298
Post Code: SK17

Weather Watch

Famous for both sun and snow and all four seasons in one day, keep an eye on the weather!

Tourist Information

Buxton’s Tourist Information Centre is moving from the Pavilion Gardens to the Pump Room. Whilst the transition occurs and the Gardens’ complex is closed during January 2018, there will be a self-service information point located at the bottom of the conservatory, adjacent to the Opera House entrance. It will be open daily from 10am to 4pm. A tourism service by email and telephone is also available between 10am and 2pm: or 01298 25106. 

Discover Buxton Booking Office in the Pavilion Gardens Conservatory Entrance (Mar/Apr-Sept/Oct)
Buxton Town Team talking signposts by the Pump Room in July and August
Leaflets are also available at the Buxton Station, Green Man Gallery, Palace Hotel and Buxton Library.

Public Toilets

Town Hall, Market Place
Sylvan Car Park (far end of Spring Gardens)
Pavilion Gardens (closed January)

Accessibility & Wheelchair Hire

Visit the Active Derbyshire website for advice. Wheelchairs can be hired from the Buxton Volunteer Centre and Pavilion Gardens


Buxton Library – Kents Bank Road, Buxton, SK17 6HW


  • Barclays – 5 The Quadrant, Buxton, SK17 6AW
  • Halifax – 74 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6DL
  • Nationwide – Spring Gardens Centre, 3, Buxton, SK17 6BJ
  • NatWest – 2 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6DJ
  • Nottingham Building Society – 28 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6DE
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – 18/20 High St, Buxton, SK17 6EU
  • Santander – 73 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6DN
  • TSB – 24 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6DE

Post Offices 

  • Lower Buxton Post Office – 97-103 Spring Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6AA
  • Higher Buxton Post Office – 12A High Street, Buxton, SK17 6EU
  • Buxton Delivery Office – 6AB Palace Road, Buxton, SK17 9FE


Accident & Emergency

Buxton Police Station: Silverlands, SK17 6QJ. Dial 101

Buxton Hospital Minor Injuries Unit: London Road, SK17 9NJ. Limited services. Open: 8am – 8pm. Tel: 01298 214000

Defibrillators: located at the Springs Shopping Centre, the Pavilion Gardens, Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre and the Volunteers Centre on the Market Place.


For information on Chemists, click here.


Pay and Display parking is available by the Square, the Pavilion Gardens, the Market Place, Buxton Station, Spring Gardens and Sylvan Park. See the map below.

Petrol Stations

Morrisons – Bakewell Rd (A6)
Tesco Esso – London Rd (A515)
Rockbay Service Station – Leek Rd (A53)


Buxton Radio Taxis
Jam Taxi Services
Allied Taxis
Crescent Cars Ltd
A Cabs

Car Repairs

Steve’s Tyres & Exhausts – 79 Dale Road, Buxton, SK17 6NE, 01298 70011


Town Markets Higher Buxton. Tuesday & Saturday. Market stall hours are usually from 9am to 4pm, but may vary with the weather.
For other fairs, see: Fairs & Markets


Overdale Vets: New Market St
Medivet: 8 Market St

Lost & Found

Facebook page
Buxton Police Station, Silverlands, Buxton, SK17 6QJ. Dial 101.


Buxton aims to become a dementia-friendly town. The Buxton & High Peak Dementia Action Alliance are working towards this.

Dementia Friends:

  • The Stewart Medical Centre, Hartington Road
  • Morrisons, Bakewell Road
  • Buxton Swimming & Fitness Centre, Pavilion Gardens
  • Buxton Cinema (matinee screenings)

Sylvan Car Park

Market Place Car Park

Buxton Station Car Park

Cattle Market Car Park

Spring Gardens Car Park

Water Street parking

Minor Injuries Unit

Town Hall Public Toilets

Buxton Volunteer Centre

Stewart Medical Centre

Buxton Library

Buxton Police Station

Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre

Morrisons Petrol Station

Tesco Esso Petrol Station

Rockbay Service Station





Nottingham Building Society

Royal Bank of Scotland



Higher Buxton Post Office

Lower Buxton Post Office

Post Delivery Office

Steve's Tyres & Exhausts

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