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French Connection - Devonshire Dome Buxton

Portland Hotel
January 26, 2018

We are two business students from La Rochelle Business School in France. Over the next six weeks we will be working and staying at the Portland Hotel in Buxton.

From a Stable Setting to Hospital Beds and now a Seat of Learning......

After passing so many times we decided to visit this beautiful dome building.

Devonshire Dome Buxton

he Devonshire Dome is a Grade II listed building. It was built by the 5th Duke of Devonshire to stable his horses.

Its dome has the largest unsupported span in Europe. It is larger than St Pauls Cathedral.

In 1859 the Devonshire Dome became a charity hospital and in 1934 it became known as the Devonshire Royal Hospital.

Since the beginning of this century the University of Derby have operated their Buxton campus from this building. It must be one of the most beautiful university campus buildings in the country.

The Dome is impressive and grandiose. The central area is open plan with a circular corridor on its perimeter. Lecture rooms are accessed by this circular corridor. There is a cafe and restaurant which are open to the general public.

inside Devonshire Dome

We took the stairs to the first floor and admired the vastness of the building.

Although it is now a seat of learning for University of Derby and Buxton College students it is also a venue for weddings, events and functions.

The Portland Hotel is only 500 metres from the Devonshire Dome and is an ideal place to stay for those attending a wedding or an event.

The Dome is known for its spa. It offers the very best treatments using the highest quality products.



Finally, on our last blog we wrote about the use of Twin Towns as an alternative means of continuing a relationship between the UK and Europe post Brexit.

Following the events of this week we would like to think our president, Emmanuel Macron read the blog and decided on his own alternative means of friendship by offering the Bayeaux Tapestry to the UK. 

devonshire dome opening

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