Cheap Hotels in Buxton
Portland Hotel is a traditional building in the spa town of Buxton, surrounded by the stunning Peak District. It is a leisurely 10-minute walk from Buxton Rail Station. An ideal base from which to explore the picturesque surroundings, the Peak District National Park can be reached in 10 minutes’ drive from Portland Hotel. Chatsworth House is just 17 miles away. The hotel rooms are individually decorated, with wooden floors, traditional furnishings, and TVs. Guests can enjoy free private parking on site, and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. A full English breakfast is served in the morning. The University of Derby is a 10-minute walk from Portland Hotel. The Buxton Opera House can be reached in 5 minutes’ walk.
The exquisite Palace Hotel is located in breathtaking surroundings and has an equally impressive interior. Guests return here year after year to indulge in the luxury of this property and the beautiful countryside. This Victorian building overlooks the spa town of Buxton on the edge of the UK's first National Park. Chatsworth House is on your doorstep and Alton Towers Theme Park is also close by.
Set in Buxton, 700 metres from Buxton Opera House, Alpine Lodge Guest House offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The guest house features family rooms. At the guest house, all rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The units at Alpine Lodge Guest House come with a seating area. A full cooked breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Guests at Alpine Lodge Guest House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Buxton, like cycling. The Octagon Theatre is 700 metres from the guest house. The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, 42 km from Alpine Lodge Guest House.
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Hotels in Buxton
Inhabited since the Roman period, Buxton rose to prominence in the Georgian period, when large numbers of wealthy holidaymakers travelled to the area to enjoy its warm spring waters, which were already well known for their excellent healing properties.
The town expanded significantly in the late 19th century, when the opening of the railway in 1863 encouraged the building of many new residences in the area and led to a population boom. Indeed, during the 19th century, many of Buxton's most recognisable landmarks were built, including the Natural Baths, the granite Solomon's Temple, otherwise known as Grinlow Temple, and the opulent Palace Hotel, one of the finest Buxton hotels.
What to see:
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Another attractive 19th-century landmark, the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery showcases the area's archaeological and geological past, and features a special 'Wonders of the Peak' exhibition detailing the history of the area over millions of years.
Approximately two million years old, Poole's Cavern is also known as Poole's Hole and has been a show cave since the early Victorian period. The site, which was probably inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age, is now a popular visitor attraction, although archaeologists have yet to fully explore it.
Buxton Opera House
The enchanting Buxton Opera House was built in the Edwardian period and benefited from a new Pavilion Arts Centre in 2010. The site is the venue for the popular Buxton Festival in the summer, and still holds regular operatic performances, pantomimes and musicals throughout the year.
Restaurants and hotels
For some mouthwatering British classics in a warm, traditional atmosphere, dine at the Pack Horse Inn, or choose the charismatic Carriages Pub & Italian Restaurant for delicious Continental, Italian and British dishes. For some elegant Gallic cuisine, consider Le Brasserie de la Cour, or choose the Simply Thai Restaurant for some wonderful Southeast Asian flavours.
Other popular Buxton hotels include the elegant country-themed BEST WESTERN Lee Wood Hotel, the beautiful Westminster Hotel, and the attractive and value-for-money Alison Park Hotel.
The rest of the Peak District
See the majestic country mansion of Hardwick Hall, one of Britain's most refined Elizabethan landmarks, or visit the picturesque town of Bakewell, the home of the much-loved Bakewell Tart. Other places of interest include the grand country estate of Chatsworth, the Mining Museum of Matlock Bath, and the scenic plateau of Kinder Scout.
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