On February 6th, 2018 by admin
Buxton is a perfect place to spend a few days over the forthcoming half term holidays.
Apart from the many attractions of the Peak District National Par there are many things to do and see in the town itself. Here are just a few....
On February 5th, 2018 by admin
Valentine’s Day is a special occasion and Buxton is an ideal place to spend the evening at some of our top restaurants and of course stay the night at the Portland Hotel.
On January 29th, 2018 by admin
The Portland Hotel has a comfortable, cosy lounge, a great place to relax after breakfast or after a long day’s walking in the Peak District. A feature of the lounge is its Trompe-l’oeil or ‘trick of the eye’ ‘library’ wallpaper. Many visitors are convinced at first sight that it is an authentic wall of books.
As we are keen on shopping and reading we decided to find what the town had to offer as a retail experience and in particular a good book shop.
On January 26th, 2018 by admin
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.
On January 16th, 2018 by admin
We were keen to find links in Buxton to our home country, France.
Buxton has a hidden treasure. It’s been there for centuries, it’s natural, under its earth and that treasure is Water. This water fell as rainfall onto the Peak District landscape some 5000 years ago. It is now filtered, bottled and sold all over the world in sparkling and still form.
When we secured our internship at the Portland Hotel in Buxton we searched for places to see and visit. Top of the list was the Buxton Opera House.
Once again we were pleased to see the Buxton Opera House was so close to the Portland Hotel. Only 200 metres.
This is the first of our blogs that we hope you find of interest as we describe some of the interesting places to see and visit in Buxton and the surrounding area.
Our arrival into Manchester was just after Christmas. We caught a train from the airport into the centre of Manchester where we enjoyed shopping in the extensive retail area.