Local Area Information

Buxton really does have something for everyone, whether its food and drink, tours and attractions, arts, wellness, architecture, sports or the great outdoors you are after, we have it all.

Find a copy of the town guide here https://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Buxton-Town-Guide-2024-final_compressed.pdf 

Food and Drink

Alongside being within 5 minutes or so from the vast range of splendid lower Buxton cafes, restaurants and bars, Buxton regularly hosts a range of Food and Drink events where high quality local produce can be purchased. Find out more at https://www.visitbuxton.co.uk/

A small Handful of Recommended Local Attractions

Woodland Walks

Buxton is blessed with many beautiful woods, nine of which are owned and managed by Buxton Civic Ascosiation.  If you would like a guided tour through Buxton’s green spaces, or are interested in the natural history of Buxton and the Peak District, please see Discover Buxton's Explorer Tour.  To see popular walks in the Peak District near Buxton, click here.  Corbar woods is just a 5 minute still away from The Lanterns and the Blue Bells in May are not to be missed!

Corbar Woods 

Pavillion Gardens

Just a 5 minute walk from The Lanterns, The Pavilion Gardens is a Grade II-listed, historic venue which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Situated in the heart of the spa town, it is a beautiful example of the heritage that runs throughout the town. A venue that is truly a place for all the family to visit. The gardens feature lakes, flower beds, shaded walks and a bandstand. And for the young at heart, there is an extensive children’s play-park, adventure playground, outdoor gym, miniature railway and boating lake.

The Boating Lake


Journey back in time to experience a bygone age of Buxton with a guided tour to reveal the historic and architectural gems. Find out more here.


The Peak District – ‘the outdoor capital of England’ – has literally hundreds of miles of mountain biking and cycling trails just waiting to be discovered and Buxton is the perfect base from which to explore. Pedal in the Peak, easy going cycling trails managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales.  The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill in Clee Dale and Coombs Road in Bakewell. More information here. The Manifold Trail is 9 miles, Hulme End to Waterhouses near Leek along the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway, through the Manifold and Hamps Valleys. The High Peak Trail is a17.5 mile linear route from Dowlow near Buxton to High Peak junction, Cromford along the old Cromford to Buxton railway line. Links up to the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay. More information here.