The Town of Buxton

 

Devonshire Lodge is within a few minutes walk of Buxton town centre and all the attractions it has to offer.Leave your car with us and save yourself the hassle of parking in the town.

 

Buxton is well known for its fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture boasting a fine Crescent and Pumproom bearing witness to the Buxton's history as a Spa Town - the thermal springs first drew the Romans to the area.

 

The Opera House is nationally known for the annual Opera Festival and associated Festival Fringe though there is a full programme of entertainments throughout the year.

 

The Pavilion Gardens - an 18-acre park - offers many delights for both adults and children and the Octagon has a regular menu of collectors fairs and other events.

 

Buxton has a good range of shops, many in stylish period arcades, and there is a twice weekly street market. It is but a few minutes from the centre of this thriving town to open country and the beauties of the Peak District.

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Buxton Opera House
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Pavilion Gardens

 
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Goyt Valley

The Local Area

 

Devonshire Lodge is an ideal base for visiting the varied and beautiful countryside of the Peak District. A few minutes by car will take you into the Goyt Valley with lovely walks by the reservoirs or into the evocative ruins of Errwood Hall set amongst extensive Rhododendrons.

The Roaches offer dramatic crags to explore or you can venture into the softer wooded Dales that abound and enjoy leisurely walks by a river.If truly wild scenery is to your taste then it is there to be found on Kinder Scout though you need to be properly equipped for some of these more challenging hikes. There are endless places to discover whether on foot, by cycle or with the car.

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Lyme Hall

The area has various fine country houses to visit. Lyme Hall is set in extensive parklands with a deer herd and a hall best known in recent years as the set for 'Pemberley' in the BBC production of the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice.

Kedleston Hall and Hardwick Hall are splendid National Trust properties. Chatsworth House, home of the Duke of Devonshire, is of course a major attraction as is the more tranquil environment of Haddon Hall.
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Bakewell

The area has several interesting towns and countless attractive villages to visit. Ashbourne with its street markets and antique shops is a half hours drive away.Bakewell is a market town of great charm and of course known for the 'Bakewell Pudding'.

Matlock achieved fame as a spa centre and Matlock Bath has many visitor attractions including caves, a cablecar and a stunning setting by the river. The village of Tideswell has a church often called the Cathedral of the Peak on account of its grandeur and woodcarvings.

Eyam, the 'Plague Village', has a fascinating story and of course tea rooms and craft shops to visit. There is no shortage of places to visit and we will be pleased to offer our local knowledge Tourist information centres can offer further guidance.
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THe High Peak Trail

The Peak District has facilities for a very wide range of outdoor activities. The High Peak Trail , following the bed of former railway lines, provides a car free route across the limestone uplands of the White Peak and cycle hire is available.

Rock climbing is popular on both limestone and gritstone or you may choose to venture underground in the showcaves or, for the experienced, in the numerous potholes, mines and caves. Other activities available include hang-gliding, paragliding, gliding, fishing , golf and swimming.

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