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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

Restrictions
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.

Visiting Buxton? Buxton hosts a wide range of independent and unique shops in Buxton. With charming shopping arcades and pedestrianised streets, immerse yourself in the classical architecture. Discover Buxton's Cavendish Shopping Arcade; Buxton's oldest shopping centre, originally thermal Baths of Buxton. Visit The Springs Shopping Centre with a variety of high street stores ranging from Waitrose to W H Smiths.

Discover Buxton's shopping arcades

Supermarkets available in Buxton: Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's Local, Tesco Express and McColls.

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

Buxton Country Park is a great place to visit and explore with family and friends. Walk through Grin Low Woods keeping a look out for birds, animals and rare plants. Walk across important  landscape rich in history, reaching Solomon's Temple at the summit. Visit Pools Cavern at the bottom of Grin Low Woods, known for its incredible stalactites and stalagmites. Buxton Country Park also hosts Go Ape Tree Top Adventures situated in Grin Low Woods.

Walk across landscape rich in history

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

Solomon's Temple is situated at the summit of Grin Hill in Buxton's Country Park and is just a brisk 20 minute walk from Poole's Carven. Built in 1896 to replace an earlier structure constructed by local farmer Solomon Mycock, Solomon's Temple occupies a ancient burial site dating back to the bronze age.

Enjoy views of Buxton and the Peak District from Solomon's Temple 

Once you reach the summit you can enjoy some spectacular views of Buxton and the Peak District National Park. Parking is available at Pooles Cavern, however Solomon's Temple is within easy walking distance from the Portland Hotel. Book direct with the Portland Hotel for best available rates.

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