Buxton is an ancient spa town in the Peak District, England. It is in the county of Derbyshire which is officially classified as part of the East Midlands but it is probably more associated with the North West of England.
Buxton is the last station on the train line from Manchester Picadilly Station. It is also served by the Trent Bus company with a direct route from Manchester Airport.
Buxton is the home of Buxton Spring Water which is sold round the world, but if you are in town make sure you get some free water from the well that is in the center by the Royal Crescent.
There is always something going off at the Opera House from stage productions to fairs. These include the Buxton Opera Festival, running for one week in July, and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, running for the better part of three weeks in August.
Buxton offers a wide range of accomodations, from Bed and Breakfast establishments to luxury hotels. However, during the more popualr summer Festivals, all accomodations within reasonable walking distance of the Opera House may be booked well in advance.