A spa town in the county of Derbyshire, Buxton has the highest elevation of any market town in England, with a host of great attractions to enjoy.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Buxton House, Terrace Road, Derbyshire SK17 6DA (01629) 533540
Admission is free to this fine museum which houses a varied collection of geological and archaeological objects, fine art and archives.
The museum also holds a series of temporary exhibitions throughout the year in its three galleries.
Pools Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9DH (01298) 26978
Described as the ‘First Wonder of the Peak’, Poole’s Cavern has attracted many visitors to its depths, including, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; who had a feature of the cave named after her following her visit in 1580.
Nowadays, visitors can explore the caverns in the company of a guide, as well as visit the country park woodlands under which the cavern sits.
The Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE (01298) 23114
Donated in the mid-19th Century by the Duke of Devonshire, the Pavilion Gardens are laid out in 23 acres and are visited by over 500,000 people every year.
Housed on the site is a miniature railway which operates throughout the year, as well as the Pavilion Arts Centre which contains a 93-seat studio theatre and 360-seat auditorium.