Activities around Buxton and the Alison Park Hotel in the Peak District and Derbyshire
Buxton has a wealth of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Many stylish shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as world-class theatre, comedy, dance and musical acts appearing at both the stunning Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre. The Pavilion Gardens just across the road consists of 23 acres of recently restored pleasure gardens with lakes, bandstand, Pavilion, restaurants and swimming pool – the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Buxton is also the home to the famous Buxton Festival and to Buxton Spa water which can be sampled from the St. Anne’s well. Found next to the Pump Room opposite the Crescent Building (currently under re-development). The Well’s Dressing takes place in mid July and is quite the spectacle, another major attraction to the west of the town and very close to the hotel is Poole’s Cavern, a natural limestone cave once inhabited by primitive man and in the 15th Century used as a lair by a local villain from whom it takes its name. Adjoining the site is Grin Low Country Park, choose one of the winding footpaths up the woodland slopes, through secluded wild flower glades, past ancient Lime Kilns and Tumulus to reach Solomon’s Temple on Grin Low providing extensive views over Buxton.
All around is the magnificent Peak District National Park and Derbyshire Dales which offer something for everyone – excellent walking, climbing, cycle trails, stunning stately houses, historic towns and villages and exciting adventure parks.
The Alison Park Hotel is also just a short drive to many attractions and to help choosing somewhere to visit we have split these up into helpful categories: