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Places to stay in Buxton

Buxton is perhaps best known for its spring water, which is bottled and sold the world over. Its spa origins go back for centuries, having originally been a Roman settlement, and later a popular destination for aristocrats and nobles to "take the water" as a health tonic. Today, you can still drink from the wells in the centre of town, and enjoy the exceptional architecture. Children will love the gardens and parks, all beautifully landscaped to fit the town's scenic high standards.

Around Buxton is the iconic Peak District countryside, offering an almost endless supply of walks and cycle routes, making it the ideal destination for active families.

Hostels in Buxton
Hostels in Buxton

Surrounded by the Peak District on all sides, there are a number of YHA hostels in and around Buxton providing the ideal location to explore the countryside and see the sights of the ancient spa town. Camping barns and private accommodation are available, along with self-catering to ensure that you and your family can do everything at your own pace.


Five Free Things To Do In Buxton

Buxton Wells
Head into town and look for the ornate stone wells, usually brightly decorated with different murals and colours each year. The wells still work, so don't forget to fill up your bottles!

Pavilion Gardens
These gardens are a beautiful and historic part of the town, featuring 23 acres of lawns, lakes and flower beds. It's a base for most of the town's tourists, and the ideal spot for a picnic in the sun.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Featuring plenty of exhibitions on the geography and archaeology of the area, Buxton Museum's Wonder of the Peak tunnel is a fascinating and educational experience for all ages. Here you'll also find the Derbyshire Police Collection and the unusual Houdini-esque "House of Wonders" showcase.

Solomon's Temple
For a short, pretty walk in the nearby countryside, head from Poole's Cavern cave to Solomon's Temple along a path through the woodlands. The temple itself is really just a folly, but sits on an elevated hill with views over Buxton and the surrounding landscape.

Ring of Tress walk
The Ring of Tress is a slightly longer walk at ten miles, although as it circles around the perimeter of Buxton you can join it from anywhere without having to travel far. This winds through the many woods in the area - perfect for a day of exploration.

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