Buxton Spa Town

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COVID UPDATE: The safety of our guest is our top priority and government guidelines will continue to be followed.

Well summer is nearly over but there are still enough day light hours to enjoy the delights of Buxton and the Peak District National Park.

* Make the most of these weeks before the clocks turn back.

Ferney lee Reservoir

* Make the most of our social distancing.

Tunnel on the Monsal Trail

* Make the most of our competitive pricing.

Best hotel rates in Buxton Derbyshire
Best hotel rates in Buxton Derbyshire

* Make the most of the autumnal colours.

Autumn colours
Autumn colours

Reserve rooms through our website for the very best prices.


Look for our most competitive pricing on family accommodation.

Things to do .....

* Poole’s Cavern

Pooles Cavern Buxton

* Cycle Hire at Parsley Hay & Blackwell Mill.

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banner-parsley-hay-cycle hire

* Caverns at Castleton.


* Heights of Abraham.


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‘There probably isn’t a more relevant place in the UK today as Eyam’.

As schools have remained closed there are those who have truly embraced home education over the past 3-4 months and there are those who have possibly struggled. Whichever camp you fall into there is a small village just outside Buxton that has an amazing story to
tell. We can all learn from this story as there probably isn’t a more relevant place in the UK today as Eyam.

Here we are in 2020 and Eyam is quite possibly the most significant and poignant village to visit. In 1665 a consignment of cloth was delivered by George Viccars from plague hit London. It was soon discovered that the damp cloth was flea-infested and residents of the village were soon struck down by the plague. The villagers looked for leadership and this was provided by Reverend William Mompesson who took the brave decision for the people of the village to self isolate (sound familiar?)

They were risking their own lives in order to protect others living outside of the village. The familiarity to today’s events continues – the Earl of Devonshire at nearby Chatsworth arranged for food parcels to be left on the edge of the village. In total 260 people died. In 2020 we have seen the unfortunate circumstances of families being unable to attend the funerals of loved ones. In contrast in Eyam in 1665 people were asked to bury their own dead. Just as we have stood outside our homes every Thursday at 8.00pm applauding the NHS the people of Eyam gather together outside on the final Sunday in August with an open air service to show their gratitude for the self sacrifice taken by the villagers of Eyam some 350 years ago.

Sometimes we learn history and at other times we learn from history.
Look at our rates and availability for the rest of August so that you can take advantage of visiting this
most significant village.

Full Breakfast Included in all our rates BOOK NOW

Are you looking for something to do this coming January? Maybe a Christmas present idea?

Visit the Peak District National Park, Buxton Spa Town or the World famous Opera House. The Opera House has lost on from Swan Lake to Lost In Music, something for everyone.

Book direct for best rates available. our nightly rates include the free nights stay when you book 3 nights or more and ALL our rates include a Full Breakfast.

Single rooms available from £90 for 3 nights stay

Double or Twin rooms from £120 for 3 nights stay

Family room from £180 for 3 nights stay

Whats on at the World Famous Buxton Opera House in January 2020

Lost In Music Buxton Opera House

Looking for that Christmas gift experience or a January getaway? Buxton Opera House has some fantastic shows to open the new year.

Why not treat yourself and stay over in Buxton at the Portland Hotel a short walk away from the Opera House, we have some great deals available if you book direct via our website or phone

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia

Special rates available for these splendid ballets to open up 2020.

Thursday January 2nd 7.00pm Sleeping Beauty

Friday January 3rd 2.30pm & 7.00pm The Nutcracker

Saturday January 4th 2.30pm & 7.00pm Swan Lake

Close your eyes, make a wish...

If you want next Christmas to be even more magical, then we’re here to make that wish come true. Star of Waterloo Road and CBBC presenter Shannon Flynn will join James Holmes as he returns for a fifth hilarious year (this time as one of Cinderella’s hideously horrible step-sisters) in a show that's pure magic from beginning to end. 

Shows from December the 12th to January 1st

Stay at the Portland Hotel in Buxton, just a short walk to the Opera House

Make a night of it, we have family rooms available at the Portland Hotel. For our best rates book direct via our website or Phone

A Tree-top adventure in Buxton

Looking for an adventure activity during your visit to Buxton? Look no further than Go Ape Buxton tree-top adventure only a 16 minute walk away from the Portland Hotel. The tree-top adventure in Buxton Country Park is one of the highest Go Ape courses in the Uk. Climb, clamber and conquer this fantastic heart-pumping course with one of Go Ape's biggest Tarzan swing drops.

A Tree-top adventure in Buxton

Minimum Age: 10 years
Minimum Hight: 1.4m (4ft 7")
Maximum Weight: 20.5 stone (130kg)

Explore Pooles Caverns in Buxton, Discover the vast limestone caverns and how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have formed over millions of years.

Managed by a charitable trust; Buxton Civic Association formed in 1967, Pooles Cavern and Buxton Country Park offer a not-for-profit heritage and educational visitor attraction. The income generated from the visitor helps support conservation and education projects. 

Caverns formed over million's of years

Are you looking for somewhere to stay during you're visit to Buxton? Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

The Devonshire Dome in Buxton; now the Devonshire Campus for Derby University, Was originally built in the late 18th century by the 5th Duke of Devonshire as Great Stables to provide facilities for up to 120 horses and accommodation for servants accompanying visitors staying in the Crescent. Nearly a century after the Devonshire Dome was constructed it was converted in to the Devonshire Royal Hospital and eventually in 2001 the University of Derby acquired the Dome to become a campus for the University and Buxton College.

Offering Fine Dining and Spa facilities

The Devonshire Dome also offers visitors a Fine Dining restaurant or the use of the Spa and Hair Salon which are student training facilities. The Devonshire Dome is worth a visit and only a short walk from the Portland Hotel. Are you looking for somewhere to stay during you're visit to Buxton? Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

The Pavilion Arts Centre is part of the Pavilion Gardens, Winter Gardens and Opera House complex. Known as 'the old theatre' after the Opera House, went under a complete restoration project and the new Arts Centre opened in 2012. With a large floor area, the venue can accommodate a variety of activities and events such as exhibitions, meetings, conferences and social events.

Events, Music, Exhibitions and Film

The High Peak Theatre Trust who run the Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre noticed Buxton was lacking in one area. Since the closure of Spa Cinema in the 80's Buxton was without a cinema. Now local residents and visitors can see the latest blockbusters at the Pavilion Arts Centre. Are you looking for somewhere to stay during you're visit to Buxton? Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

Buxton is now recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK's leading arts festival destination with festivals held throughout the year. The Buxton International Festival held in July is a celebration of Opera, Music and Literature. Running alongside the Buxton International Festival is Buxton Fringe which is going from strength to strength. The Fringe Festival provides a excellent showcase of performers and artists preforming a variety of Dance, Drama, Music, Comedy, Poetry, Film and Exhibitions held in a variety of venues around Buxton

Buxton Festival & Fringe Festival Recognised nationally and internationally

Are you looking for somewhere to stay during you're visit to Buxton? Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

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