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The Well Women of Buxton
Dr Granville visited Buxton on his tour of English spas in 1839. While having some good things to say about Buxton, he objected to the ‘venerable’ attendants who handed out the drinking waters, and to the penny tip which was expected...
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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
The Wonders out in the landscape are linked to the Wonders of the Peak exhibits in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. The Museum is a great place to start your trip to the Peak District.
The Serpentine Walk in Buxton is a secluded extension of the Pavilion Gardens. Crossing Burlington Road, the path follows the same River Wye and snakes back round again to rejoin the larger expanse of public park. Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has some old views of The Serpentine Walk that show how the trail has […]
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