Around Buxton

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Buxton, known to the Romans as Aquae Arnemetiae, is the highest town in England and also one of the country's oldest spas. Between 3,500 and 5,000ft underground, nine springs produce about 250,000 gallons of water daily at a constant temperature of 28C. The waters may be 'taken' at St Ann's Well by anyone bringing a suitable receptacle. Buxton owes its development as a spa rivalling Bath to the efforts of the 5th Duke of Devonshire and his successors. He built The Crescent where the well is situated.

This is a short and easy stroll around the attractive centre of Buxton, enabling the casual visitor to enjoy the architecture and landscaped gardens and savour the atmosphere of this charming spa town, in little more than an hour. There are many longer walks in and about Buxton; for details try the tourist information office visited en route, or check several other Walkingworld walks in the area.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Town or city


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/12/2012 - Ian Mapp

Nice introduction into Buxton. Town not as big as I was expecting, but plenty of things to look at. We went on quite a bit of a detour to find a dog friendly pub - which turned out to be the Cheshire Cheese. Thanks for the walk!

4/12/2010 - Patricia Daw

Tricia Daw 11/4/10 A very pleasant way to spend an hour before we watched Gervase Phinn at the Opera House. (And he was very funny).

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