Top Choice Gardens in Buxton

Pavilion Gardens

Adjoining Buxton's opulent Opera House is the equally flamboyant Pavilion Gardens. These 23 acres are dotted with domed pavilions; concerts take place in the bandstand throughout the year. The main building contains…
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.
Museum in Buxton

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery

In a handsome Victorian building, the town museum displays local historical bric-a-brac and curiosities from Castleton's Victorian-era 'House of Wonders', including Harry Houdini's handcuffs.
Cave in Buxton

Poole's Cavern

A pleasant mile-long stroll southwest from the 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 lasting 50 minute…
Architecture in Buxton


The various Buxton Baths buildings are fronted by a grand, curving facade, known as the Crescent, inspired by the Royal Crescent in Bath.
Historic Building in Buxton

Pump Room

At the base of the Slopes is the Pump Room, which dispensed Buxton's spring water for nearly a century. It's part of the redevelopment of the Buxton Baths, set to reopen as a luxury hotel and spa in 2019.
Historic Building in Buxton

Devonshire Dome

A glorious piece of Victoriana, the Devonshire Dome forms part of the campus of the University of Derby. It is also home to Devonshire Spa, which offers a full range of pampering treatments.
Historic Building in Buxton

Buxton Baths

In Victorian times, spa activities centred on the extravagant Buxton Baths complex, built in grand Regency style in 1854. The various bath buildings are fronted by a grand, curving facade, known as the Crescent, ins…