Thursday 18 August 2011
Buxton in Derbyshire is a popular spa town in the Peak District. It is famous for its mineral water. There has been a settlement here since Roman times but during the 18th century the town expanded as the spa waters were reputed to have healing properties. This was a popular Victorian destination and many of the properties in the town were built during this period.
Situated on the River Wye, Buxton is a popular tourist destination with a host of good restaurants, retail outlets and bars. There are many cultural events and the town is the main centre in the Peak District for tourists staying overnight.
Buxton is an attractive town with good parks and plenty to see and do in the local area. On the southern edge of the town there is an extensive limestone cavern called Poole's Cavern where more than 300 metres of chambers are open to the public. The large cavern was carved out over time by the current of the River Wye.
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