Holiday Cottages in Buxton
Self Catering in Buxton
Holiday Cottage Accommodation in and around Buxton
Buxton is an old market and spa town, nestling amongst the surrounding Derbyshire hills at a height of over 1000ft, making it the highest town in England. Buxton grew in fame as a spa town because of the pale blue water which bubbles up from thermal springs beneath The crescent. These are the outlets from a subterreanean resevoir, where the water lies for many years before coming to the surface at a constant temperature of 82 degrees fahrenheit. Buxton has a mixed economy with tourism playing a major role. The University of Derby is also significant employer. There are 2 main retail areas with higher Buxton holding a market on tues and saturday, whilst lower Buxton has a pedestrianised shopping area with indoor malls.
The Opera House, completed around the turn of the 20th century acts as a focal point for the annual Buxton Festival , founded in 1979, and held in the last week of July and first week of August at various venues including the Opera House. The festival programme includes literary events , concerts, recitals as well as opera. Another popular event is the Buxton Festival Fringe which features films, drama, dance, music and other cultural events along the same lines but on a smaller scale to the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more at the Buxton Town Guide
With so much to offer in terms of culture and by virtue of being surrounded by the Peak District Nationl Park there is plenty of excellent holiday accommodation in Buxton itself and the Peak District area surrounding Buxton. All sorts of accommodation needs are catered for. Large smart hotels, smaller smart hotels, self catering holiday cottages and lodges as well as cosy guest houses offering bed and breakfast.Buxton is an excellent base for walking around the hills and dales of the area.