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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The imposing sandstone building enjoys a peaceful, leafy location overlooking The Serpentine (Park) on one side (right) and the beautifully restored Pavilion Gardens to the front (below). Within the Gardens are the Conservatory, Octagon Hall, Spa Water pool and Bandstand plus a lake, miniature railway...and ducks...who swan (!) around as tho' they own the place.
Greenery abounds in all directions and the blend of trees, lawns and flora along with the quietness of the immediate area (broadly residential) combine sublimely to produce a relaxing atmosphere, which can only be fully appreciated first hand. The Opera House, Georgian Crescent, Pump Room and St Ann's Well are all 5 min or so level walk and form a gateway into the unique town centre that is Buxton.
We do indeed benefit from close proximity to the centre whilst remaining undisturbed from the associated fallout (late night revellers, etc). However we are on the edge of the Peak District which is renowned for it's lime related industries (cement not the gin accessory). The odd laden truck does pass the hotel in the early hours (6-ish) and may wake those whose usual sole disturbance is the postman, sorry...Postperson, delivering post 9am
Tariffs, check current rates by clicking on the Online Booking button - you don't have to book to view rates - you can book online or give us a call... 36 Rooms with Free Wi-Fi throughout, Free Parking and a chilled vibe the hotel no longer offers either brekky or dinner. God Bless all who ate here!
Discovering the Peak District, In 1951 the Peak National Park became the first National Park in the country.
Lying at the southern tip of the Pennines, it covers 1438 square kilometres (555 square miles) of beautiful and often wild countryside from the high (2120 ft) moorlands in the north to the green farmland in the south. The great majority of the National Park is still in private ownership and most of it is farmed.
The area is divided into two distinct areas which draw their different characteristics from the underlying rock. In the northern half is the Dark Peak, an expanse of majestic and menacing moorland as uncompromising as the dark gritstone of which it is comprised. There are few roads and no villages in the upper moorlands which include Kinder Scout and Bleaklow. As the region slopes southwards it blends in to the contrasting, softer White Peak and Derbyshire Dales.
Around 17 million people live within 60 miles of the Peak District National Park. Up to 30 million visits are made to the Park each year, mostly by car. (Only Mount Fuji National Park in Japan gets more visits). Around one third of day visits are made by people from Sheffield or the Greater Manchester area; a further third from other local areas such as Derby and Nottingham. Between 16.2 and 20 million visits are made by car to the Peak District National Park every year and another 1.5 million visits made by public transport. Visits by Peak Park residents or other visitors on foot, account for another 1.2 million whilst a further 3 - 3.6 million people drive through the Park just to admire the scenery.
The population of the Peak Park is around 38,000, most of whom live in the villages and hamlets dotted through the Park. The population of the Park is slightly older than the national average. Many of the residents are farmers. Others work in quarries or light industries (such as electronics) inside the Peak Park but the majority of the people are employed in service industries - which includes tourism.
The largest town in the Peak Park is the market town of Bakewell. About 10% of the population live here. The buildings in the villages are of local stone and the National Park Authority provides guidelines on any new building, so that it will blend in with the existing buildings.
The statistics however cannot prepare you for the beauty and spectacle of the area - only by being here can you fully appreciate the Peak. Up to 30 million visits are made to the Park each year, mostly by car. (Only Mount Fuji National Park in Japan gets more visits). There are around 1 million overnight.
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