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A few hours in Buxton, Peak District Review

A few hours in Buxton, Peak District Review

It was a miserable drizzly day in Buxton which was our last stopover in our Peak District trip before returning to London.

I wanted to visit Buxton because of the Pavilion Gardens, which felt relatively small in our 30 minute speed walk through the rain.

We spent more time in the greenhouses browsing the small market and eating piping hot pizza that’s very affordable and moreish.

Afterwards there was a bit more speed walking through the rain where we passed the Buxton Opera House and the pretty Buxton Crescent buildings.

The town was quite pretty but empty in the rain.

We stayed a bit longer in the covered Cavendish Arcade Buxton which had beautiful traditional tiling. This was where I bought a gigantic cutting board for £1 from a café that was closing down. It’s still my favourite cutting board to this day so Buxton will always have a special place in my heart because of that.

Buxton was a brief stop that was unfortunately marred by the weather. It would be nice to visit again on a sunnier day.



Website: https://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/

Address: Buxton

The Pavilion Gardens

Website: https://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/pavilion-gardens/

Address: St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

Opening hours: 09:30 – 16:00 (Mon – Fri), 09:30 – 16:30 (Sat – Sun)

Parking Cost: 

1 hour = £1.40
2 hours = £2.00
4 hours = £3.40
Over 4 hours = £5.20

After 18:00 – free
Blue badge holders are free

Charges apply Monday to Sunday from 08:00 – 18:00

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