Spacious Town House in Buxton

Highlights......

  • Stylish Victorian town house, literally less than 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of the popular spa town of Buxton.
  • With 7 comfortable double bedrooms, 6 sparkling bathrooms (3 en-suite), you can sleep 14 guests or to up 16 if there are children in your group. 
  • Buxton Lodge is a perfect property for families and mixed groups who are looking to explore the Peak District from a base within a beautiful and historic Spa town.
  • The town’s attractions of Buxton Opera House, Pavilion Gardens, the Crescent, and Poole’s Cavern are all an easy walk away from the property.
  • Within a few minutes’ drive you are in the heart of the Peak District with the ancient market town of Bakewell, the wonderful Chatsworth Estate and picturesque Peak District villages such as Ashford in the Water, Castleton and Hartington to explore.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Buxton Lodge has seven stylish and individually decorated bedrooms. Each one is furnished with brand new linens and beds. To give total flexibility most rooms can either be arranged as king-size or twin beds.

There are six beautiful, spotless bathrooms and we provide towels, hand soap and shower gel for added comfort of each guest.

To the first floor there are four double bedrooms, one of which has been designed as a family room with an additional single bed. Two of the first-floor bedrooms are en-suites and a large shower room serves the other two bedrooms.

The second floor has a further three double bedrooms, another of which is available as a family room. One room has an en-suite and there are two separate private bathrooms, one for each of the other top floor bedrooms.

Please click here for floor plans.

Cooking and Dining

Buxton is full of quirky cafes, traditional pubs, wine bars and great local restaurants all within leisurely walking distance, so it’s tempting to dine out. If you choose to self-cater we have stocked Buxton Lodge with brand new equipment and modern appliances.

There is a super stylish designer kitchen in a French grey finish with gleaming granite work surfaces and a central island, creating a wonderful cooking space and social hub. Cleverly planned and split between two levels, you can hide away the pots and pans in the sink area and enjoy your meals in the open plan dining room without sight of the dishes used in creation of your culinary masterpiece.

The attractive dining area with solid oak flooring throughout and a feature fireplace to one end is set up for up to 16 guests.

Living Space

This double fronted town house is surprisingly big and deceptively spacious. With accommodation spread over four floors, there is oodles of room for socialising together.

You enter centrally into the main lounge which enjoys a double aspect of the bay windows creating two comfortable seating area with one end being ideal for watching TV and the other for reading the papers.

We have made clever use of the former cellar and designed a fantastic games room with a table football to one end. To the other end is another lounge area with huge sofas and a wall mounted 50 inch TV perfect for kid’s film nights, leaving the parents to enjoy dining upstairs!

As if this is not enough space in which to lounge about, there is a snug and a smaller TV just off the dining room.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Buxton Lodge has a good size town garden with lawned area. There is a lovely patio area with outdoor seating and a BBQ (please bring your own charcoal) where you can enjoy al fresco dining.

The property is a perfect retreat for friends and family celebrations, reunions and for breaks that create wonderful lasting memories for all. Please note that the residential location of this property makes it unsuitable for hen and stag groups - we have plenty of other properties we can recommend!

There is off road parking at the front of the property for up to 3 cars, then there is further on road parking over the road.

Buxton, The Peak District and Surrounding Area

The main attraction of staying at Buxton Lodge is that fact that you can enjoy walking into Buxton with ease. The renowned spa town is known as the cultural capital of the Peak District. Most notable is Buxton's architecture which comprises of The Crescent, modelled on Bath's Royal Crescent; the Devonshire Dome, a large unsupported 44 metre dome which beats St Paul's Cathedral at just 34 metres; The famous Buxton Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham in 1903, and is the highest opera house in the country. Many top shows travel here and
the annual Buxton Music Festival is a popular event. Attached to the Opera House is the stunning Pavilion Gardens, designed by Edward Milner, covering 23 acres of gardens and ponds. The Pavilion Gardens is a must if you have children as there are several parks and a miniature train running at the weekends.

Also within walking distance, are attractions such as Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public; Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Solomon's Temple, a Victorian fortified hill marker.

In the vicinity of Buxton you will find the Blue John Caverns, Monsal Trial, The Tissington and High Peak Trail, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall (where several costume dramas have been filmed), all of which are within an easy drive.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

We had a really great stay thank you and my mum really enjoyed the house and her birthday.

Jowett, Apr 2017

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How To Find Buxton Lodge

The address of Buxton Lodge is:

28 London Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9NX

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.347621, -1.689537

Directions to Buxton Lodge by car from Bakewell (approx. 20 mins):

  • Follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton
  • Once on the A6 follow for 10.9 miles
  • You will come to a roundabout with Morrison’s on your right hand side and a left turn (back on yourself) on the left
  • Take the first exit at the roundabout towards signposted to ‘Poole’s Cavern Country Park’
  • Follow Dale Road (B5059) for 0.5 miles
  • You will come to a cross roads with traffic lights and there will be a place called Harley’s Bar & Grill on your right hand side.
  • Take a left at these lights and follow the road for approx. 140 yards
  • There will be a left turn and a car garage (West Street Motors) on your left on the corner
  • Buxton Lodge is pretty much opposite this on your right hand side
  • The drive way can fit 3 cars maximum if parked close together (please do not park obstructing the pavement or either of the neighbouring driveways- there is free roadside parking approx. 50 yards up from Buxton Lodge on the left hand side- please make use of this for any overspill parking)
  • You have arrived at Buxton Lodge!

Directions to Buxton Lodge by car from Ashbourne (approx. 30 minutes):

  • Follows signs for the A515 towards Buxton
  • Once on the A515 follow for 19.9 miles
  • On entering Buxton there will be a Premier Inn and a Tesco Express on your right hand side, continue straight on past these
  • You will go through a set of traffic lights (pedestrian crossing) with a road on your left hand side and a convenience store on your right- continue straight through these
  • There is a car garage and a right hand turn on your right hand side- Buxton Lodge is on your left opposite this.
  • (If you get to the traffic lights at the crossroads you have gone too far)
  • The drive way can fit 3 cars maximum if parked close together (please do not park obstructing the pavement or either of the neighbouring driveways- there is free roadside parking approx. 50 yards up from Buxton Lodge (towards Ashbourne) on the left hand side- please make use of this for any overspill parking)
  • You have arrived at Buxton Lodge!

Directions to Buxton Lodge by car from Stockport (approx. 55 minutes):

  • Follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton
  • Once on the A6 follow the road for 17.3 miles (you will go through towns such as Hazel Grove, Disley, Whaley Bridge, New Mills Newtown, Furness Vale & Dove Holes)- keep going straight on through all of these towns continuing to follow signs towards Buxton
  • On entering Buxton you will come into Fairfield and down a hill- there will be a mini roundabout at the bottom with a Wetherspoon’s on your left hand side
  • Take the first exit at the mini roundabout onto Bakewell Road signposted to Matlock, Bakewell, Ashbourne
  • You will come to a roundabout with Morrison’s on your left hand side- take the 3rd exit signposted to ‘Poole’s Cavern & Country Park’
  • Follow Dale Road (B5059) for 0.5 miles
  • You will come to a cross roads with traffic lights and there will be a place called Harley’s Bar & Grill on your right hand side.
  • Take a left at these lights and follow the road for approx. 140 yards
  • There will be a left turn and a car garage (West Street Motors) on your left on the corner
  • Buxton Lodge is pretty much opposite this on your right hand side
  • The drive way can fit 3 cars maximum if parked close together (please do not park obstructing the pavement or either of the neighbouring driveways- there is free roadside parking approx. 50 yards up from Buxton Lodge on the left hand side- please make use of this for any overspill parking)
  • You have arrived at Buxton Lodge!

Guestbook

The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Buxton Lodge. Verbatim.

Thanks, the accommodation was perfect.

Townsend, Jun 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Buxton Lodge last weekend. The house is lovely, very comfortable, and was perfect for our family get together.

Brett-Smith, Jun 2017

Thank you, we had an enjoyable weekend and the house catered well to our large group.

Hammond, May 2017

Thank you for a lovely property for our family Easter weekend. The house was very well presented.

Mason, Apr 2017

Thank you for an enjoyable stay at Buxton Lodge. The whole family were delighted by the house & it's excellent location & facilities. Many thanks again. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peak Venues.

Hagan, Apr 2017

We had a really great stay thank you and my mum really enjoyed the house and her birthday.

Jowett, Apr 2017

We had a fabulous weekend at Buxton, thank you very much, I will certainly recommend you to our friends

Reynolds, Mar 2017

We had a fantastic weekend and the house had everything we needed.

Bailey, Mar 2017

Many thanks, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buxton Lodge. It was perfect for our needs.

Elliott, Mar 2017

Our stay at Buxton Lodge was enjoyed by all members of the family and the house was excellently equipped to meet all our needs, we shall be more than likely to book the house in the future for our next celebration. Thanks to all concerned. Thanks again and we look forward to our next visit.

James, Mar 2017

We had a great time at Buxton Lodge, thank you. There was plenty of room for everyone to sit and eat together, and the cooking facilities were fabulous.

Eastwood, Feb 2017

I would like to thank you for the gorgeous property we have just stayed in. We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there. The whole property was even better than I hoped and made the celebration/get together a joy. The two birthday boys loved their weekend and we would certainly love to try one of your other properties at some point. Once again thank you very much

Fradgley, Feb 2017

Thank you. We had a truly magnificent stay. Thanks again for playing your part in making my wife's birthday a memorable event and contributing to our fantastic weekend.

Parsons, Feb 2017

Just wanted to say thanks so much for a fantastic weekend at your Buxton lodge property. We found your office staff so easy to deal with, really flexible, helpful and accommodating. In addition to this the property is beautifully done and so well equipped. Three generations of our family came together and had an amazing time celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday. There is so much room that even with 14 of us we never felt on top of each other. We very much hope to be back sometime soon. Thanks for helping to make a truly memorable weekend for us all.

Bowhay, Jan 2017

We had a great weekend thank you so much, will definitely recommend the lodge and will hopefully be back in the future.

Marshall, Oct 2016

We loved our stay at Buxton Lodge and couldn't fault any part of our booking process or stay at the property.

Greensides, Oct 2016

We had a brilliant weekend. I'm sure we will be back... The house is big, clean and well appointed and the bedrooms were very clean and comfy. The kitchen dining area was superbly equipped and the basement with the table football a real bonus. Scoffonline made us a very very good dinner.

Swift, Oct 2016

Buxton Lodge was a beautiful house and we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend there.

Fletcher, Oct 2016

We had a great weekend and were very impressed with the facilities, layout & cleanliness of the accommodation.

Hathaway, Sep 2016

We had a great stay thank you, thoroughly enjoyed the house and came to your pub (The Royal Oak) for tea on Saturday which was also lovely. We would certainly recommend this property to others.

Tamblyn, Sep 2016

Excellent stay. Great accommodation to cater for our family and friends. Good garden, plenty of loos, showers etc. Great basement room with table football, and a superb kitchen and dining room with all the space we needed. You've all the space you need for a big dinner, or quiet time time to read or watch the box. The house is also close enough to town and the station to be easily walkable, and the area's stunning scenery is also very nearby. Helpful owners too. Thoroughly recommend.

Holland, Aug 2016

We loved everything so much and can't thank you enough.

Ramsay, Jul 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Buxton Lodge.

Mundy, Jul 2016

Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay at Buxton Lodge, great accommodation that suited our needs perfectly

Cranston, Jun 2016

We had an amazing time thank you. The property couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you to your team for the information about the property and surrounding area and help with the booking. If we ever stay in the Peak District again I will be sure to contact you.

Hooper, Jun 2016

Thank you, we had a most enjoyable stay.

Cook, Jun 2016

Thank you for renting out your beautiful venue to us. We had a delightful stay and would definitely be recommending peak venues to friends and family.

Bhola, May 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Buxton Lodge. Loved the accommodation which was well appointed, comfortable and within an easy walk into Buxton. We have booked for next year already. The staff at Peak Venues were friendly and helpful - I recommend them without hesitation.

Bass, May 2016

We had a lovely time thanks!

Strickland, May 2016

Thank you for a fantastic stay at Buxton Lodge, the property is absolutely stunning and had everything we needed for our stay.

Ainscow, Apr 2016

Thank you we had a lovely time at Buxton Lodge, everything was fine, it is a lovely house and met all of our needs perfectly

Dewick, Apr 2016

We had a wonderful stay and we all thought the house was beautiful. The bedrooms were lovely and it was great to have so many bathrooms. The kitchen table and living room were perfect for our party size. We felt very at home there and intend to get together again next year, maybe in one of the more rural properties.

Dickinson, Mar 2016

The house was everything we hoped for and more.

Molnar, Mar 2016

Thank you so so so much for an amazing stay in Buxton. We were amazed at the house, it was so lovely, clean and well maintained. We really couldn't of asked for a nicer place. It was the first time we have ever been able to sit 4 generations of our family around the same table, it was a weekend we'll all remember.

Wood, Jan 2016

We all had a wonderful time at the cottage, it was a very special weekend.

Shimmin, Dec 2015

We had a lovely time at Buxton Lodge. It was very well equipped and everything was of a high quality.

Knott, Dec 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to rent one of your holiday cottages. Buxton Lodge was perfect for our requirements and we had a fabulous stay, also having lunch on Sunday at the Royal Oak in Hurdlow, which was great.

Graham, Nov 2015

We stayed at Buxton Lodge for my husband's 40th birthday in October 2015. There were 10 adults and 7 children aged between 1 to 6 so quite a full house! However, the lodge was great, there was plenty of room for adults and children, very well equipped, clean, comfortable and with a large garden. The lodge was close to Buxton centre and there are 3 parking spaces in from of the property so very convenient. We have stayed at other Peak Venue properties before and Buxton Lodge was just as good. The communication with Peak Venues is also very good. We would definitely recommend this accommodation and the company.

Mo, Oct 2015

We had a great weekend in Buxton Lodge, thanks. We thought the accommodation was very comfortable, well equipped and it worked well for a large group.

Plunkett, Oct 2015

We had a great weekend thank you, the property was beautiful and had everything we needed.

Lynch, Sep 2015

We had an amazing time at Buxton Lodge, it is a lovely house in a great setting and certainly exceeded our expectations.

Cole, Aug 2015

I am writing to thank you so much for the easy pleasant booking for Buxton Lodge this weekend. We were on a little rocky start with not knowing which property to book but new that we wanted to book with you. From start to finish communication has been perfect and requested have been met. The property itself was just beautiful, very well decorated and styled. Perfect for our Hen weekend, classy, modern, yet practical and comfy. We had everything we could possibly need and everyone commented on how lovely it was we were all together in one big house. If I ever have to organise something similar I would defiantly book through Peak Venues again as I know your standard is very high and all the extra touches were brilliant. The beds were comfy, showers were always hot (and very powerful), rooms & linen were clean and the whole house was spotless. The main plus for us was our Hen was so happy with it all. Great job Peak Venues and Buxton Lodge owners you have a fabulous house that we will defiantly recommend to others. Many Thanks

Thompson, Aug 2015

We had a wonderful weekend thank you and we were all extremely impressed with the quality and standard of the accommodation, which did indeed exceed our expectations. I am certain that you will find the house as we found it i.e. clean and tidy and no damages! Thank you also for the recommendation of afternoon tea at No.6 The Square which we had on Saturday. We will definitely come back to Peak Venues for any future get-togethers and I know a couple of the girls are interested in looking at some of the larger properties for family meet-ups. Thanks again.

Cropper, Jun 2015

We all had a lovely weekend, Buxton lodge was a fabulous venue.

Taylor, May 2015

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Floor Plans

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The Finer Details

WHAT TO EXPECT

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Iron & ironing board indoor clothes airer
  • Lounge and games room both with TVs with free view and dvd players
  • Snug with TV with free view
  • Log burner located in lounge - 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • Ipod docking station
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have either booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in. Location and address is on the directions page.

COOKING AND DINING

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double oven with 6 ring gas hob and grill
  • 1 x Microwave
  • Double toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • 2 x Kettles
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table seats up to 16
  • 3 small fridges (1 tall fridge/freezer in utility)
  • Separate washing up area

OUTSIDE

  • Enclosed town garden to the rear with BBQ area – approximately 6m wide x 20m long
  • BBQ – drum style charcoal one – 33 inches across and 21 inches wide
  • 3 picnic benches
  • Space for 3 cars (more on road parking over the road)

YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed if pre-arranged and are not allowed upstairs
  • Noise policy in place - not suitable for stag/hen groups due to residential area.
  • No fire works
  • No smoking near the property due to noise disturbance
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.

LOCATION

  • The postcode is SK17 9NX
  • On the main road leading into Buxton – only a 3 minute walk to the Market Square
  • 3 off road parking spaces (more on road parking close by)

BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS

  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 10 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 10 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £400 is held and returned after your stay

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Practical Information

STANDARD SUPERMARKET DELIVERIES

For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).

ALTERNATIVE SUPERMARKET STYLE DELIVERY THAT SUPPORTS LOCAL PRODUCERS - SAUCED HERE.

Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 30 or more local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

COUNTRY PUBS

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow – Only a 10 minute drive from Buxton our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’.  Booking advised.
  • The Packhorse, Crowdecote - Located at the bottom of the bank just outside Longnor, the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food. It’s lovely place to visit for the scenery – careful of the hair pin bends on the way!
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Church Inn, Chelmorton - Cosy country pub with roaring fires serving traditional pub food.
  • The Bull,  Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • Devonshire Arms, Hartington - Centrally located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • Buxton Tap House, Buxton - Not a country pub as such! Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own craft ales and bitters. Also serves food and has live music on certain nights.


RESTAURANTS

  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
  • Columbine, Buxton - Small privately run restaurant, perfect for a special occasion.

CAFES

  • The Café, Green Pavilion, Buxton - Good breakfasts with a variety of vegetarian options, also fantastic lunch menu with a good selection of salads/quiches/sandwiches. Excellent coffee and great staff.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Upstairs at Charlotte's, Buxton - Part of Charlotte's Chocolates and Cafe, this cafe has an interesting and varied menu and there is plenty of chocolate featured!
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.


FRESH DELIVERED MEALS AND TAKE AWAYS

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks -great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
  • Indian Palace
  • The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.


Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is one of Britain's leading receiving theatres, presenting around 450 performances each year including dance, comedy, children's shows, drama, musical concerts, pantomime and opera as well as a lively Fringe Theatre and Community and Education Programme. The theatre is also home to the nationally renowned Buxton Festival. Lovingly restored to its former glory in 2001, Buxton Opera House is an exquisitely beautiful Edwardian theatre and one of the country's finest examples of Frank Matcham theatre design.

Click here for further information on Buxton Opera House

2. Solomon’s Temple,  Go Ape and Poole’s Cavern

Enjoy a stroll up to Solomon’s Temple, a Victorian fortified hill marker through Grinlow Woods.At the top of the temple enjoy amazing views of the spa town of Buxton and the surrounding area. The more adventurous may want to try out Go Ape in Grinlow Woods. This treetop adventure/obstacle course, uses ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, it also boasts some of the country’s best zip lines. For those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern, which is a 2 million year old limestone cave is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids on a rainy day.

Click here for further information on Go Ape and Poole's Cavern

3. The Goyt Valley

Located just a few miles outside of Buxton the Goyt Valley combines some of the most picturesque valley, moorland, river and reservoir scenery to be found in the United Kingdom. There is plenty of walking routes in the valley, there are the two man-made reservoirs, Fernilee and Errwood to walk or cycle around and also the ruins of Errwood Hall to explore. For those you want more of a challenging walk, a walk up to the nearby Shinning Torr offers great views of the surrounding area.

Click here for further information on the Goyt Valley

4. Buxton Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled within 23 acres of beautiful gardens, it is a natural hub for the many tourists that visit the town and a popular destination for families. There are a couple of lovely play areas and a miniature train to keep children occupied and it is also host to a variety of fairs and events throughout the year.

Click here for further information on Buxton Pavilion Gardens

5. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house , with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park