Thursday, 12 March 2015

Beautiful Buxton

Hiya, the wanderer has returned, my little family are pleased to see me, blimey I only had three days off. After another belly busting hearty breakfast, I waved my hostel hosts goodbye and went to Buxton for  bimble. Luckily no rain, but an overcast grey sky. Buxton is quite steep and hilly in places, there are shops on an upper level but most of them are on the lower level. The Slopes is a steep landscaped hillside with the Town Hall at the top. 
The Crescent is very similar to The Royal Crescent in Bath.

A monument halfway up the Slopes.


The front of the Town Hall at the top of The Slopes.
And the back view on the higher level.



This is The Devonshire Dome, it was once the worlds largest dome. It started life as an 18th century stable block and in 1854 it was converted into a hospital. Now it is part of the Buxton and Leek College. Information from Wiki.  

The Palace Hotel is a magnificent Victorian building, built in 1868. It has 122 bedrooms, a health club, swimming pool, and has a large ballroom which can accommodate 300 guests. If you fancy a stay there I bet it costs a bit more than the Youth Hostel, ha ha.



The Museum and Art gallery is a nice place to visit. Lots of old stuff to look at, and art exhibitions.


Wonderful buildings in Buxton, I love it here. I've split the photo's in half, so more to come later. I'm off to bed now. Thanks for visiting, catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.

14 comments:

  1. Love the pictures! Thanks for taking us along.

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  2. thank you for showing us around........

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  3. Shot four...the nests in the trees..I'm trying to figure out are they birds' nests or squirrels' drays?
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane. I'm not sure what they are to be honest, looks like birds nests. I bet Louise will know, she is the nature expert round here :o)

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  4. Buxton is beautiful! I will add it to my list of places to visit if I ever get back to England.

    With all of the hills, it looks like you got quite a workout just walking around town.

    I'm sure that you are glad to be home with your little family.

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  5. I always love to hear about your travels; i travel vicariously through you. Such a lovely part of the world! I'm always amazed at the age of the buildings and castles. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hello,happy traveller.Well those photos are the icing on the cake.Buxton has some great architecture and interesting sights to see. Am not familiar with it at all,and now thanks to you have broadened my horizons.Thank you for sharing.Iis good to get away but really good to get back home,be greeted like you've been gone ages by the critters and sleep in your own comfy bed again, I think.It always makes me appreciate our home life more after I've been away.It still is below zero here,minus 5 today, not springlike at all.Oh well.,bound to come soon.Big sigh.Guten nacht (sp?)Regards, D.

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  7. What a wonderful place. Gorgeous buildings and I can't wait to see the rest.

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  8. thanks for sharing your nice few days away with us all, you really know how to enjoy the time even though you're all by yourself, that's great.

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    1. Hi Sue, It doesn't bother me one jot that I travel alone, I get to see what I want to see.

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  9. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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  10. Ah, just like my own frontroom. Natalie

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  11. I'm glad that you're back home safely.
    I enjoyed this adventure with you a whole lot.
    Exploring your own beautiful country is a wonderful past time and I'm always happy when you take us along with you.

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  12. Buxton is indeed beautiful, we go there often as my hubby grew up down the road!

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