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What to expect

Historic Buxton

Magnificent Chatsworth House

Centrally located hotel

About the Trip

Welcome to Derbyshire for our new three night break in the pretty, historic town of Buxton. We’ll enjoy a tour of Buxton to soak up its rich heritage, and spend a day marvelling at the beautiful architecture of Chatsworth House, an incredible example of a classic English stately home in the heart of the Peak District.

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What's Included

  • Twin room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Half Board: Breakfast & Dinner Daily plus 1/2 bottle wine each evening
  • Guided Tour of Buxton
  • Entrance and self guided visit & leisure time at Chatsworth House
  • Leisure time in Bakewell
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival day
  • Buxton
  • Chatsworth House & Bakewell
  • Departure day

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival day

Welcome to Buxton and the Old Hall Hotel. Check-in is at leisure during the afternoon. When evening comes, we’ll meet for a welcome drink, followed by dinner together in the hotel restaurant.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Walking Tour of Buxton

After breakfast, our guide will meet us to begin our walking tour of Buxton – which boasts a rich heritage from Stone Age settlers to Edwardian splendour. Our guide will lead us around the historic centre and beyond, to the inspiring architecture, fantastic attractions and hidden gems that make Buxton the place it is today.

Our first stop will be the famous Crescent, built by the fifth Duke of Devonshire in the 1780s to provide accommodation for visitors attracted to the town by the health-giving Spa. We then continue on to visit the Natural Baths, Pump
Room, Market Place and Pavilion Gardens.

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DAY 3

Explore Chatsworth House & Bakewell

Chatsworth is indisputably the jewel in the crown of the Peak District. Home to the Cavendish family since the 16th Century, Chatsworth House is a magnificent English country house set in over 1,000 acres of parkland. We enjoy a self-guided visit to the 30 rooms open to the public, each with stunning interiors. Explore the magnificent Painted Hall, regal State Rooms, restored Sketch Galleries and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. We can then take time to explore the formal gardens designed by the renowned Capability Brown, and perhaps enjoy a bite to eat at the café (lunch not included).

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DAY 4

Departure day

After breakfast, if you are not in a hurry to leave, you may like to take stroll back into town. Rooms should be vacated by 11.00am. However, luggage may be left with reception until you are ready to leave.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Three-star Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel is reputed to be the oldest hotel in England! The building dates back to 1573 when Mary Queen of Scots stayed. Today, it offers traditional character and a great location in Buxton with all amenities on its doorstep.

Facilities Include

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar and lounge area. WIFI is available throughout.

Room Includes

Rooms feature en suite bathroom, twin double bed, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

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