The Crescent, Opera House and former Devonshire Hospital, Buxton, Derbyshire.
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
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How to get there
Buxton lies on the A6 Manchester - Derby road. From Leek take the A53 and from Macclesfield the A537. From Chesterfield, the A623 Chesterfield - Stockport road joins the A6 a few km north of Buxton. From Sheffield, take the A621 and A619 roads to Bakewell, then follow the A6.
By Bus: the Trans-Peak bus runs from Derby to Manchester via Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton.
By Train: trains run from Manchester to Buxton approximately hourly.
When is it open?
The Crescent is currently (2017) closed, as it has been for several years, and is fenced off as it undergoes renovation. It is intended to re-open it soon as a luxury spa-hotel. It is possible to visit the former Devonshire Hospital building, by arrangement with the University of Derby.
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