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Buxton [1] 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.

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By Train

Buxton is served by Northern Rail, the last station on the line from Manchester Piccadilly, however Buxton is served by regular trains to Blackpool North and Preston which run through Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport Visit Northern Rail for timetable

By Bus/ Coach

Buxton is arguably the best connected place in the High Peak, mainly due to its location. Notable bus routes include, the Transpeak (TrentBarton) which runs from Manchester - Stockport - Buxton - Bakewell - Matlock - Belper - Derby - Nottingham and many more places on route, the service is 2-hourly from Manchester to Nottingham and hourly from Buxton to Nottingham Transpeak Website. This service is funded and promoted by Derbyshire County Council. Additional services include the 199 which runs from Buxton - Chapel-en-le-frith- Whaley Bridge - Disley - Stockport - Manchester Airport and runs express between Stockport and Manchester Airport - This service is half-hourly Mon- Sat and operated again by Trent Barton. Other bus services include services to Glossop, Sheffield, Hanley, Macclesfield, Chesterfield, Ashbourne, Leek, Holmfirth and many more places call on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline East Midlands for all local public transport information or visit Derbyshire County Council Public Transport Unit for maps and information on printed timetables

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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.

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