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Pictures of Buxton

a Historic Market Town in the county of Derbyshire

About Buxton

This barely spoilt town offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy a town crammed with beautiful buildings whilst exploring the high upland regions of England's glorious Peak District National Park. Buxton is as enviable for its majestic Georgian Crescents and properties, as it is for its famous Spa water. It is a town surrounded by stunning scenery, graced with amazing architecture, filled with quaint shops, pleasant gardens, has a lovely Opera House and a museum with a fine collection of Blue John ware made from the translucent stone that used to be mined from the famous near-by cavern.

Mineral springs first discovered bubbling up from depths of around five thousand feet, by the Romans, have drawn visitors to the town for centuries. Not only is the water pleasant to drink and bathe in, but it also possesses medicinal properties. The word of these was widely spread by the 5th Duke of Devonshire in the 18th century, it is he who built the elegant Crescent facing St.Ann's Well. He also built a huge riding school and stables which were later transformed into the Devonshire Royal Hospital.

At a height of over 1000 feet this one of England's highest towns, it lies within the shadow of high hills that are worth climbing for the stunning views of this delightful limestone resort.

Buxton makes a worthy place to stay for pleasant break, it has a great tradition of welcome with lovely hotels, inns and some charming bed and breakfast establishments. It rivals Bath for beauty, and where better to try the tasty Spa water than the place in which it was first discovered all those centuries ago.

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A view of Castle Nase taken from the edge of Coombs Reservoir, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire

Chapel-en-le-Frith (5 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(4.6 miles, 7.4 km, direction N of Buxton)

Chapel is a well preserved, picturesque place. It has a lovely old church dating back to the 14th-century which stands on the spot of an earlier church built by foresters a century or so before...

A picture of Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge (13 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction NW of Buxton)

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Tideswell Church, known as 'Cathedral of the Peak'. The centre piece of the village.

Tideswell (5 Pictures) in the county of Derbyshire

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction E of Buxton)

Tideswell is famous for its superb, large church, known as the "Cathedral of the Peak"...


Castleton (217 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(8.2 miles, 13.3 km, direction NE of Buxton)

Castleton is one of the Jewels of the Peak District. It is a famous centre for caverns where you will find four of the countries most famous show caves. It is also the home of.....

One of the streets in Ashford

Ashford in the Water (80 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Derbyshire

(9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction E of Buxton)

The village was a centre for candle making, noted for lead mining and made famous by the discovery of Ashford marble which was first quarried by Henry Watson in 1748...

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The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (1 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)


The stunning Goyt Valley near Buxton, Derbyshire

Goyt's Moss (3 Pictures)

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction W)

Goyt's Moss lies in the wild and beautiful Goyt Valley, its steep slopes sweep down into the tranquil waters of the Fernlee.....

Leathers Smithy, Macclesfield Forest

Leathers Smithy (1 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction W)

Dating form the 18th Century and standing in beautiful surroundings, on the edge of Macclesfield Forest Reservoir, this stone.....

view from the summit of Tegg's Nose

Tegg's Nose Country Park (8 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction W)

Tegg's Nose Country Park comprises mainly of wild untamed countryside high above Macclesfield. It offers nature lovers many.....

View from The Roaches

The Roaches (72 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SW)

The spectacular Roaches are situated at the end of the Pennine Way, these together with oddly named Hen Cloud contrive between.....

Stalagtites in Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire, UK

Treak Cliff Cavern (3 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction NE)


A picture of Speedwell Cavern

Speedwell Cavern (5 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction NE)


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