Famous for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture, the town of Buxton was founded by the Romans who called it Aquae Armentiae or Spa of the Goddess of the Grove. The fifth Duke of Devonshire put Buxton on the tourist map with development in the 1780′s – the centerpiece being the Georgian Crescent. The town’s rich history features Roman settlers, royal prisoners, outlaws and noble benefactors.
Isobel Wharton Buxton TIC Assistant Visit Peak District:
“The busiest part of the season runs from April until the end of September (during school holidays) helped by the Wells Dressings and Buxton Festival. Buxton is an ideal base for walking, cycling (with many converted railway line trails), stately homes, market towns and the annual Wells Dressing Festival taking place in towns and villages during summer months.”
Local attractions include: St Ann’s Well – a public fountain where the mineral water can be freely taken, The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Opera House, The Buxton Festival, Poole’s Cavern, A Museum and Art Gallery and the Dome at the University of Derby building which boasts a larger unsupported dome than St Peter’s and St Paul’s.
Blog curated by Puma Hotels Collection – The Palace Hotel Buxton