St Anne’s Well

 

A must-see for all visitors to the town. Fill up your water bottles here!

The current incarnation of St Anne’s Well is known locally as ‘the lion’s head’. The well has had many forms (and locations) over the centuries but has continuously (for the most part) provided locals and visitors of Buxton with a supply of its famous thermal waters. It was denoted one of seven ‘Wonders of the Peak’ by Thomas Hobbes in 1678: “this cures the palsied members of the old, and cherishes the nerves grown stiff and cold”. 

It is one of three wells dressed annually in the Buxton Wells Dressing Festival in early July. Find it at the bottom of The Slopes next to The Pump Room opposite The Crescent and Natural Baths. To find out more about the waters, visit the Buxton Water website.

 

St Anne’s Well,
The Crescent,
Buxton,
SK17 6BQ

St Anne's Well. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
Lion head of St Anne's Well. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
St Anne's Well during 2018 Wells Dressing Festival. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
St Anne's Well during 2017 Wells Dressing Festival. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.

St Anne's Well

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