Explore Buxton is about Buxton and everything that happens in it. News, reviews, events, history and the future of the town.
Our website is updated daily to give visitors to the site the very latest up to date information. We provide everything you need to know, as well as celebrating the quirks, eccentricities, hidden and surprising bits of the town.
Upbeat and eclectic, Explore Buxton is created by a diverse team of contributors who share a passion for our spa town.
Voted by The Sunday Times as one of the top 50 towns and suburbs to live in Britain for 2018, Buxton is a Victorian and Georgian spa town offering something for everyone with its diverse arts and music scene, lively annual festivals, outdoor adventures far and wide and of course its unique spa town heritage. And at over 1,000 feet above sea level, the air never felt so good. Surrounded by stunning countryside with the Peak District National Park right on your doorstep, Buxton is the ultimate get-away, home from home.
With a geothermal hot spring located in the town centre, Buxton’s spa town status is about undergo a major resurgence with the Crescent development. The magnificent Grade 1 listed building built in 1789 and originally home to public hot baths is undergoing a £68m renovation project to transform the building into a luxury 5* spa hotel, due to open in 2020.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie and being outdoors makes you tick, you’ll find some of the best climbing spots in the country here and across the Peak District as well a range of off-road cycling routes including the beautiful Monsal Trail with its viaducts and tunnels. Breath taking scenery around the area offer a walker’s paradise with many trails and hikes, from an easy stroll to something more challenging on steep moorlands.
And if you’re a foodie, then look no further, everybody loves to eat don’t they?! The food scene here offers various regular farmers’ and fine food markets and fairs where the focus is on local produce – from freshly made scotch eggs, artisan cheeses, locally brewed beers to the original Buxton Pudding, you’ll be in food heaven.
Whether you’re planning a family day out or holiday, a girly getaway or a romantic retreat, Buxton has it all – what are you waiting for?