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Buxton Travel Guide: 86 reviews and 202 photos

This spa town in Derbyshire has the highest elevation of any market town within England. It's hardly surprising, then, that there were still signs of snow during our visit in April 2013 - a year when Spring seemed to forget to arrive and we were still contemplating the winter-like temperatures in April.

Until 1974 it was a municipal borough, but was then merged with other small towns, including Glossop, to form the local government district and borough of High Peak within the county of Derbyshire.

It is home to Saint Ann's Well and Poole's Cavern and is famous for its geothermal spring from which the water is bottled and sold internationally by the Buxton Mineral Water Company.

This town makes for an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding Peak District National Park and its wonderful villages, hamlets and towns.

September 2013 sees The Ooop North Crew hosting a weekend meet "Catch an English Summer - Can We?" in this beautiful market town. We hope to see you there!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great base to access the Peak District National Park
  • Cons:If Winter lingers, it lingers extra-long here!
  • In a nutshell:Glorious countryside surrounding quaint English country spa town.
  • Last visit to Buxton: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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