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Redevelopment of the Crescent in Buxton

A video highlighting the development of the Crescent in Buxton has been launched by the Buxton Crescent Trust. The 5 minute film gives a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the £50 million restoration of the Crescent showing the scale of the redevelopment and some of the beautiful features being restored, such as the Assembly Room. Featuring […]

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Cinema in the Pavilion Gardens

Buxton is developing a permanent cinema in the Pavilion Gardens complex. Buxton’s Spa Cinema closed in 1986 and films have been shown in various locations since, with an active Film Society. Film fans wanting to see the latest films have had to travel though. Now a performance space in the Pavilion Arts Centre is being […]

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Exploring Historic Buxton

Heritage Open Days in Buxton this week give a chance to explore some of the town’s historic sites, especially the buildings associated with its heyday as a spa town – which the developers of the Crescent hope to restore in part. There have been some very interesting talks to explain the development of Buxton put […]

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Longnor Wakes

Traditions thrive in Longnor. Longnor Wakes began on Sunday with a service of celebration in St.Bartholomew’s Church, with the Hollinsclough Silver Band playing. Then a procession through the village singing ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ to the well, to bless the well, decorated with this year’s well dressing marking support for Manchester, symbolised by the bee and […]

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10 Best houses and stately homes to visit at Christmas in Derbyshire & the Peak District 2016

The ‘Explore Buxton‘ website is an excellent place to start if you want to explore not just Buxton but this part of the Peak District. This is their pick of the best houses and stately homes to visit over the Christmas period, from wreath making and outdoor Christmas themed trails to the The Nutcracker and […]

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Gilbert & Sullivan in Buxton

We are looking forward to going to performances of some favourite Gilbert & Sullivan this week in Buxton. These are concert performances of HMS Pinafore and Iolanthe, and we have members of the Orchestra staying with us.

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Shakespeare Week

This week Shakespeare productions have been on virtual tour in the Peak District. We have seen two great productions from London and Stratford. On Wednesday it was Henry V starring Alex Hassell from the RSC at Stratford, which we saw at Tideswell Cinema. On Thursday, it was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. We […]

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Rare Breed Neighbours

We have a lot of animals as neighbours and, with several rare breeds farms in the vicinity, many are worth looking up. These include White Park cattle, Guanaco (a form of Llama), Portland and Ryeland sheep…

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Visit Buxton

As you can see from our photos, we are in quiet, rural area with plenty of fresh air. Town life is not that far away as Buxton is 15 minutes by car… Not just a good shopping centre but with all the style of a Victorian spa town with its Opera house, Pavilion and public […]

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Chee Dale

Chee Dale, this side of Buxton is well worth a visit, especially if it is a windy day as you are particularly well protected. Chee Dale is where the River Wye flows through a limestone gorge on its way from Buxton to Bakewell. The Monsal Trail shadows it, so it is accessible to cyclists who […]

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