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Smithy's Cottage


Places To Go around Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District An ideal base for visitors who want to explore the beautiful Peak District during the day and stroll around Buxton in the evenings. It is the highest market town in England, with many restaurants, old pubs, bars and clubs to visit anytime. It is a Spa Town that has attracted bathers for many Spring Gardenshundreds of years (starting with the Romans) to its warm spring waters. You can fill your own bottles from the spring at St Anne's fountain that flows freely 24hrs a day. The old thermal baths were extremely popular during Victorian times for therapeutic healing and well being. Also Queen Mary of Scots was a regular visitor in the 1500s staying in the Old Hall Hotel until her cousin Queen Elizabeth 1 had her head removed..! The Buxton summer music festivals and impressive architecture, in particular the Crescent built for the 5th Duke of Devonshire to rival that of Bath, the well known Opera House with regular performances of opera, ballet, drama and comedy. Ashwood PubThe 23 acre Pavilion Gardens with its Winter Gardens and Octagon Suite home to antiques, crafts and specialist fairs. The Devonshire Royal Hospital originally built as stables for the Duke of Devonshire, the only unsupported dome in the world and until recent times the second largest in the world. The town's showpiece Pavilion Gardens is the only park in the East Midlands to boast a coveted Green Heritage Award, It was only one of four shortlisted finalists for the prize of Best Park in Britain - which is only a 5 minute stroll from Smithys Cottage. Poole's Cavern and Country Park, set in woodland one mile from the town centre, offering the natural wonders of a limestone cavern. There are many long distance or local walks from Buxton and plenty to see in Buxton itself to make an ideal holiday break.