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French Connection - Half Term Holidays

Portland Hotel
February 6, 2018

French Connection - Half Term Holidays

Half Term Breaks....

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.

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....

Poole’s Cavern

This is a two million year old natural limestone cave on the edge of Buxton. The length of the cavern is about 1020 feet and includes some chambers, Roman Chamber, Poached Egg Chamber. Some stalactites and stalagmites can be viewed here. The cave system is believed to extend further but has not yet been explored. In 1998 a video camera lowered down a borehole revealed the existence of a further chamber named ‘Seventh Heaven’.


Solomon’s Temple

Built in 1894. The structure is 20 feet high built on top of a Bronze Age barrow at a height of 1440 feet above sea level. From the top of the tower there are good views over the town and surrounding countryside.

Country Park

This is a huge park where Solomon’s Temple is located. There are many walks available and there is a cafe.

Buxton Swimming pool and Fitness Centre

50 yards from the Portland Hotel. The pool has 6 lanes and is 25 metres in length. In addition there is a learner pool. During the week there are many types of sessions available.

The swimming pool couldn’t be closer to the Portland Hotel. In fact there may well be a 4 star establishment in the town who has bedrooms further away from their own pool than the Portland Hotel’s bedrooms are to the Buxton swimming pool!!


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  • 4 days ago

    Portland Hotel in Buxton

    Congratulations to Hannah Webb, a 21-year-old graphic design student at Manchester School of Art, whose design for Buxton Festival Fringe 2020 was unanimously chosen by judges... ...

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    2 weeks ago

    Portland Hotel in Buxton

    It’s a privilege having such a beautiful Opera House just a short walk away from us here at the Portland HotelHappy birthday to the designer of our beautiful theatre, Frank Matcham, born on this day in 1854!

    Photo: Phil Sproson

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    1 month ago

    Portland Hotel in Buxton

    Looking for something to do this weekend, The Pavilion Gardens has Craft & Jewellery show this weekend. Just across the road from us here at the Portland Hotel.This weekend we have our final Craft & Jewellery show of the year. Open both days from 10am - 4.30pm

    They are the perfect opportunity to find some beautiful and unique items fit for any occasion.

    Some of the products you can expect to find are original art and photography, ceramics and textiles, glassware and silverware, stunning and sparkly jewellery and handmade cards and crafts.

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