Buxton Crescent

Located on the river Wye in Derbyshire, Buxton is a Victorian spa town with spectacular architecture and a rich past. The small high street has typical shops and an unremarkable shopping centre (The Springs Shopping Centre) but it is the lavish gardens and architecture from the old spa that are the main attraction.

Spa Buildings Near the Crescent

Buxton Visitor Centre and Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences

Buxton Visitor Centre and Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences

The Buxton Visitor Centre is located opposite The Buxton Crescent Hotel at the base of “The Slopes” park and offers tours of some of the rooms in the famous crescent formerly housing the spa from Buxton Heritage Crescent Experience.

Devonshire Dome


The Devonshire Dome was for a long time the largest unsupported dome in the world constructed to promote Buxton as a spa town. It is now part of the University of Derby campus but can be visited (see site for details).

Opera House

Opera House

The Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre is located near “The Pavilion Gardens”

The Pavilion Gardens

Outside From River

The Pavilion Gardens features a large, long glass building and park on the west side of the central part of the town. The pavilion itself contains a small tropical garden (free to visit), restaurants, shops and a children's play area as well as a cinema.

The Pavilion



The NRLOGO Buxton train station is centrally located on the north side of the town centre. There are multiple car parks on around the centre of the town with pay and display (as well as free public toilets beside the Sylvan Car Park below the viaduct).

Shopping Arcade on Terrace Road

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