Why not enjoy a couple of days stay at the Portland Hotel Buxton and complete all of your Christmas needs.....
Explore Buxton and surrounding areas this winter
Between November 22nd and 27th there is the opportunity of reserving rooms during December and January with a Black Friday deal.
To view and take advantage of these amazing deals view our rates on this website for best deals or log onto booking.com and see our incredible Black Friday offers throughout these months.
Once you’ve reserved a room just look at the things on offer....
Buxton Opera House
Here’s just a selection of the performances available during December and early January..
- A Christmas Spectacular of Brass and Comedy with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
- Hazel O’Connor and Breaking Glass.
- Dick Whittington Pantomime.
- New Years Eve Gala Concert.
- Russian State Ballet of Siberia.
- 80’s Mania.
- The ELO Experience.
Castleton Christmas Lights
From Saturday November 17th 2018 the pretty Peak District village of Castleton dresses itself in a traditional Christmas way. The tiny shops are decked with Christmas trees and lights giving a feel of Christmas from yesteryear.
There’s also late night shopping on Fridays and Saturdays.
Chatsworth House Christmas
Once upon a time....a magical setting for Christmas. Chatsworth House, probably England’s finest stately home is decorated to a high sense of quality. Spoil yourselves....
Christmas openings commence on Saturday November 10th 2018 and run until January 6th 2019 (excluding December 24th / 25th / 26th and January 1st)
Twilight evenings are available on Thursday and Friday evenings from November 22nd until December 21st 2018.
Chatsworth House Christmas Markets – with over 100 stalls this seasonal market is open from November 16th until December 4th.
Meadowhall and the Trafford Centre
From a traditional Christmas to a more modern approach.
Meadowhall at Sheffield and the Trafford Centre at Manchester boast around 500 shops and thousands of free car parking spaces between them. The two shopping centres are about 30 miles from Buxton.
All of your Christmas shopping under the one roof.
Buxton Spa Town
The Victorian spa town of Buxton has many independent shops that are perfect for your Christmas shopping. The Portland Hotel, an ideal place to stay is located in the centre of the town and just a short walk to all these shops.
And after Christmas.....
New Year Resolution? Then why not do a detox-January?
Pamper, Swim, Exercise and Walk. The Devonshire Dome Spa is only 400 yards from the hotel. Across the road from the hotel is the Buxton swimming pool and gym. We are on the edge of the Peak District National Park – numerous walks are available.
Castleton, a village in the Peak District National Park made popular through the mining of a rare stone called Blue John, sits at the western end of the Hope Valley. Castleton village is also located near the mysterious Mam Tor or locally known as the 'Shivering Mountain'. As you approach Castleton you pass through the dramatic limestone gorge Winnats Pass where you have Blue Johns Cavern at the top and Speedwell Cavern at the bottom.
Famed for rare Blue John stones
You also have Peveril Castle in Castleton which are old Norman ruins completed in 1086 by William Peveril, a favored knight of William the Conqueror. The village itself is beautiful and has a good selection of Tea Rooms and Gift Shops. Christmas is a partical good time of the year to visit with special events, Christmas Tree lightings and Christmas carols.
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It has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. Whatever the weather Castleton has something to offer everyone. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. The castle was completed in 1086 for William Peverel, a favoured knight of William the Conqueror (although there is no proof that he was William’s illegitimate son as is sometimes thought).
To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor, locally known as the shivering mountain. Topped by an iron-age hill fort, who’s ramparts are clearly still visible, this shale hillside looms large over the valley. From there runs The Great Ridge, past Hollins Cross to Losehill Pike at the eastern end. Overlooking the two valleys of Hope and Edale, and giving stunning views, Mam Tor Ridge is a popular local walk.