The Old Hall Hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing break in Buxton. With cosy bedrooms, comfortable lounges in which to kick back and read the papers, and of course a restaurant serving that all important award-winning breakfast, you’re in for an indulgent time!
You mustn’t miss out on the town and its surroundings though, so how about a self-guided walk to appreciate the magnificent architecture, at the centre of which is the Georgian Crescent (soon to be a 5 star Spa Hotel) built by the fifth Duke of Devonshire who put Buxton on the map with the development in the 1780’s. Just across the leafy square from the hotel is the exquisite Buxton Opera House, an original Edwardian theatre designed by Frank Matcham. Pre or post performance dinners are available at the hotel too, so you can enjoy a starter and a main course pre-theatre and then discuss the performance over sweets and coffee afterwards, perfect! Just opposite the hotel are the Pavilion Gardens, 23 acres of award winning ornamental gardens including serpentine walkways, lakes and miniature railway, perfect for an afternoon stroll, with a stop off at the Art Café, Tourist Information Centre and local artist’s gallery on site for a browse. If you’d prefer a slightly more strenuous walk then a little further out of town is Grin Low Country Park, an attractive area of woodland and upland grassland. The woodland path leads you uphill to the summit pastures of Grin Low at 1,434ft above sea level. Sitting on the top is Buxton’s very own folly, Solomon’s Temple, push your legs that little bit more and climb to the top of this tower to take a well-deserved breather and enjoy the spectacular views of the town and the surrounding countryside, in fine weather you can see for 15 miles! Return to the hotel for a well-earned relaxing soak in the bath before sampling the delights that the dinner menu has to offer.