Buxton's Pavilion Gardens

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The Octagon
The Octagon
Behind the Buxton Opera House, close to the centre of Buxton, lies Pavilion Gardens, which was built by Edward Milner in 1871 - probably based upon his earlier work with Paxton.
View across the boating lake
View across the boating lake


The gardens cover 16 acres and are quite well landscaped, with the River Wye meandering through. They make a pleasant place to relax with walks, lakes, ducks, swans and a minature railway which runs in summer and offers rides to children.

There is also a hot house with a range of tropical plants, tea rooms with a function room which offers occasional entertainments and a bandstand, which on summer Sundays is normally occupied by a local brass band.

Next to the bandstand is the Octagon building which is a favoured location for antiques and craft fairs and hosts a wide range of other activities all year round.
 

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Buxton's Pavilion Gardens Photo Gallery - click on the images to enlarge- Click Here for a slide show
Buxton's Edwardian Opera House
0 - Buxton's Edwardian Opera House
Pavilion Gardens - Inside the hot house
1 - Pavilion Gardens - Inside the hot house
Pavilion Gardens - the River Wye and Bandstand
2 - Pavilion Gardens - the River Wye and Bandstand
Pavilion Gardens - The Octagon
3 - Pavilion Gardens - The Octagon
Pavilion Gardens - The minature train
4 - Pavilion Gardens - The minature train
Pavilion Gardens - View across the gardens
5 - Pavilion Gardens - View across the gardens
Pavilion Gardens - View across the boating lake
6 - Pavilion Gardens - View across the boating lake
Pavilion Gardens - the Octagon and the River Wye
7 - Pavilion Gardens - the Octagon and the River Wye

Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK055735


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How to get there

By Road:
the Gardens lie in the centre of Buxton and a few minutes walk from the railway station. Reach Buxton from Manchester or Bakewell-Matlock-Derby by the A6. From the west, the A53 road from Leek and the A537 road from Macclesfield go to Buxton. From Chesterfield, the A623 road joins the A6 a few miles north of Buxton. From Sheffield, take the A621 to Baslow and there join the A623.

By Bus: the Trans-Peak Derby-Manchester passes through Buxton. The 66 bus from Chesterfield and the 65 bus from Sheffield go to Buxton.

By Train: the Manchester - Buxton train service will take you to Buxton. Pavilion Gardens lies about 400m from the railway station.
When is it open?

Open all year, all day.
What does it cost?

Admission free.

Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.

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