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Station Friends shortlisted again for national rail award

Station friends show that they’re still 'on track' as they are shortlisted yet again for a national rail award. The Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS)...
best sweet treats in Buxton

Where to find the best sweet treats in Buxton

From the most scrumptious cakes and stickiest buns to the creamiest gelato and heavenly sweets, if you're craving a sugary pick-me-up in Buxton, you're...
Buxton Well Dressing 2021

Buxton Well Dressing 2021 – now on display celebrating key Derbyshire milestones

After cancelling the Well Dressing in Buxton in 2020 the Well Dressing Committee was determined to carry on their ancient Derbyshire tradition, at least in...
Eat in the Park festival

Review: Eat in the Park festival in Buxton – so how did it go?

Last weekend saw the first open-air music festival in Buxton for decades. We sent an intrepid reporter along to see if it was any...

Derbyshire Oatcakes History

Georgia Wild who works at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery guest writes for Explore Buxton about the origin of the famous oatcake as well...
Buxton’s Best Kept Secrets

Twelve of Buxton’s Best Kept Secrets

Think you know Buxton? There seems to be a few amazing places that some of the locals don’t even know about. Here are twelve...

Dicky’s Skull – The Peak District legend uncovered

Dicky’s Skull, or Dickie, is a fairly well-known Peak District legend. The haunted cranium is a standard inclusion in an endless sequence of Derbyshire...

What did Buxton Crescent Hotel look like BEFORE its make over?

Buxton Crescent Hotel finally opened its doors in 2020, after many delays and a hugely challenging construction project. But what did it look like...
Buxton Crescent

11 Things to look forward to in Buxton in 2021

2020 was a year most of us would rather forget and as life (finally) starts to get back to some sort of normality, we...

Independent shopping in Buxton – 24 of our favourite shops

Shopping in Buxton includes a great selection of independent shops and boutiques, so think twice before you plan to head out of town. Here's...
Buxton Tennis Club

Lawn Tennis Championships started in Buxton …or did they?

If you spend long enough in Buxton, sooner or later someone will tell you that “lawn tennis championships started in Buxton.” The truth is...

16 Pubs & Bars in Buxton (that we loved and miss) that no longer...

Buxton has seen the loss of many legendary pubs over recent years - but how many do YOU remember? Do you have fond memories of...

11 Best hikes & walks in Buxton

There's plenty of great walks in Buxton to be found, whether you're a keen hiker or just fancy a short stroll. From stunning views,...
Know Before You Go Buxton

Updated: Know Before You Go Buxton – Local Information / Festival Dates / Attractions

This page has essential local information relevant to Buxton and FAQs about what you might need to know about local facilities and businesses in...
Railways of Buxton

The Lost Railways of Buxton and the Peak District

Ben Jones has been working at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery for over 20 years and as you can imagine, he has absorbed a...

The hidden history of the Serpentine Walk in Buxton

The Serpentine Walk in Buxton is a secluded extension of the Pavilion Gardens. Crossing Burlington Road, the path follows the same River Wye and...
Afternoon Tea in Buxton

Afternoon Tea in Buxton – Our Pick of five of the best

Homemade cakes, delicious local produce, speciality teas and a warm welcome are all hallmarks of this quintessential English tradition...

Buxton Festival Fringe is Back for 2021!

With so much time given to entertaining ourselves over the last fifteen months, the return of Buxton’s Festival Fringe is especially welcome. From the...

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For centuries, visitors have been drawn to Buxton and its many landmarks like the Opera House, the Crescent and the imposing Devonshire Dome. Being...

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If you’re heading to the Derbyshire Peak District on your staycation this September, here’s seven reasons why the Heights of Abraham is a must-see...
Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

Buxton Buzz Comedy Club

Monthly comedy night with stand-up from some new and not-so-new faces on the comedy club circuit | £9 in advance, £12 on the door