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Buxton - in pictures
Pavillion Gardens, Buxton
Pavillion Gardens, Buxton
Buxton is a quaint and ancient spa town on the fringes of the Peak District.

Take a look at some of the main features with our photo tour.
The Derbyshire town of Buxton has been described as many things: the 'Jewel of All Spa Towns' and the 'Heart of The Peak District' to name but two.

The latter is not strictly true as Buxton lies outside the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.

Buxton is Britain's highest market town, standing at over 1000ft above sea level, and is one of only two towns in England which the Romans prefixed with the term 'Aquae' - the Latin for 'waters' - Aquae Arnemetiae (the other was Aquae Sulis, which we now know as the city of Bath).

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The Romans arrived around 70 AD and quickly discovered the benefits of the settlement's warm spring waters but the name 'Buxton' did not appear until the area became part of a Royal Forest and the King's deer came to drink from the springs.

In fact, it is said the name 'Buxton' originates from the term 'Buck' combined with 'stan' or stones.

Today, Buxton is a thriving, though some would perhaps say isolated town of around 21,000 people.

The town has many archictectural landmarks and is now home to a popular arts festival and the annual International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

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Buxton also hosts a wealth of other musical, artistic and cultural events throughout the year.

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Photos:
Market Place | Town Hall | War Memorial | The Crescent | Buxton Opera House | Baths/Cavendish Arcade | Royal Devonshire Hospital building | Spring Gardens |
Grove Hotel | Palace Hotel | The Octagon/Pavillion Gardens | Hogshaw Viaduct
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