Buxton attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Buxton

Pavilion Gardens

Adjoining Buxton's opulent opera house are the equally flamboyant Pavilion Gardens. These 9.3 hectares are dotted with domed pavilions; concerts take place in the bandstand throughout the year. The main building con…
Cave in Buxton

Poole's Cavern

A pleasant mile-long stroll southwest from the town centre brings you to Poole's Cavern. This magnificent natural limestone cavern is reached by descending 28 steps; the temperature is a cool 7°C. Tours last 50 minu…
Historic Building in Buxton

Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa

In Victorian times, spa activities centred on Buxton's extravagant baths, built in Regency style in 1854 and fronted by the Crescent, a grand, curving facade inspired by the Royal Crescent in Bath. Following extensi…
Historic Building in Buxton

Devonshire Dome

A glorious piece of Victoriana, the glass Devonshire Dome, built in 1779, is the largest unsupported dome in Europe. It's home to a training restaurant run by students from the University of Derby and Buxton & L…
Museum in Buxton

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

In a handsome Victorian building, the town museum has records of fossils found in the Peak District, photographs, fine arts, bric-a-brac covering the town's social history, and curiosities from Castleton's Victorian…
Park in Buxton


Opposite the Crescent, aptly named park the Slopes rises steeply in a series of grassy terraces. Climbing them provides the definitive view over Buxton's Victorian rooftops.