Buxton is a thermal spa town situated in the Peak District and is famous for its mineral rich water. The town boasts beautiful ornamental gardens and stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture, making it a perennially popular international tourist destination. Its prominence as a spa town dates back to Roman times, who are believed to have settled in the area around AD80 and built baths.
Buxton was also popular with pilgrims and Mary Queen of Scots visited in an attempt to cure her rheumatism using the healing waters. Many of the finest buildings in the town were built during the 18th and 19th century, drawing many distinguished visitors, including Jane Austen and Emily Bronte who both featured Buxton in their novels.
Location and Travel
Buxton is well located right in the centre of the Peak District National Park, making it easy to access the rugged natural beauty and all it offers. The big metropolitan cities of Sheffield and Manchester are both approximately an hour away by road, and there are plenty of other interesting towns and villages located close by, including Stoke-on-Trent, Bakewell, Chesterfield and Huddersfield.
Both the M1 and the M6 can be reached within an hour, offering excellent road links to both the north and the south of the UK. The town has regular bus services to all local towns and cities, as longer routes to London and Scotland, and a train station connecting Buxton to the whole country.
Shopping and Amenities
Buxton has several large supermarkets dotted around the outskirts of town, as well as a smaller one right in the town centre. There is a huge variety of shops to enjoy, from big brand high street names to local independent stores selling homewares, gifts, fashion, and food and drink. There is also an artisan market which is held daily within the arches of historic Hogshaw Mill, offering an eclectic selection of traditional stalls and pop up shops.
Aside from shopping Buxton has a wealth of excellent cultural venues, including its own Opera House, a cinema, an Arts Centre, a museum, several art galleries and a selection of live music venues. Well known for its bottled spring water, the town offers visitors the chance to experience its relaxing thermal waters at two spas, which also offer a range of treatments such as massage, salt scrubs, facials and other beauty treatments.
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