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Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. It has the highest elevation of any market town in England. Close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, Buxton is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park". A municipal borough until 1974, Buxton was then merged with other localities lying primarily to the north, including Glossop, to form the local government district and borough of High Peak within the county of Derbyshire. Economically, Buxton is within the sphere of influence of Greater Manchester. The population of the town was 22,115 at the 2011 Census. Buxton is home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well, fed by the geothermal spring bottled and sold internationally by Buxton Mineral Water Company. Also in the town is the Buxton Opera House, which hosts several music and theatre festivals each year. The Devonshire Campus of the University of Derby is housed in one of the town's historic buildings. Buxton is twinned with two other towns: Oignies in France and Bad Nauheim in Germany.


Looking for travel information about Buxton? Explore the best travel advice on Buxton, United Kingdom. The nearest major city to Buxton is Manchester. Take a short trip from Buxton and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Buxton, a town located in Derbyshire has the highest elevation of 960 feet in England. Buxton has many geothermal springs which were channelled to St Ann's Well. Since the 18th century, many dukes and duchesses have been visiting Buxton, England's famous spa town. Each year during summer, Buxton's wells are decorated and the town celebrates its annual events with live music, food and dance. Places to see in Buxton include many notable building that were built using traditional English architecture to serve the people visiting Buxton. Some notable buildings in Buxton are The Crescent, Buxton Opera House, Palace Hotel, Grinlow Tower and The Pavilion Gardens. Cultural events in Buxton include The Buxton Festival, an arts festival in the month of July; Four Four Time music festival, held in February every year, features world music; and The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, a theatre festival held in the months of July and August.


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Facts and Stats for Buxton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Buxton

    Know the pollution level of Buxton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Buxton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Buxton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Buxton.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.67 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.67 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Buxton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.15 (High)
    • Pollution Index 36.78 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.85 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.1 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Buxton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Buxton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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