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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

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Award-winning Pavilion Gardens hosts regular arts, crafts, antiques, and jewelry fairs. This historic site offers a rare combination of walks, lakes, play areas, and miniature train rides, attracting over half a million visitors every year. Opened in 1871, the gardens were designed by renowned Victorian architects Joseph Paxton and Edward Milner. The main building houses the city’s official visitor center, where you can take care of all your accommodation needs and browse through the best local attractions. Grab a quick bite at the gardens’ coffee bar, or visit the Pavilion Cafe for a hearty meal prepared using the finest and freshest local produce. The gardens also contain a modern arts center, so be sure to check online for a list of upcoming special events and live performances. Put Pavilion Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Buxton trip planning website .
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  • Had some spare time while waiting for my train (about 5 min walk from train station), they have many different and birds there. They had a nice "river" flowing around the park and a playground filled ...  more »
  • We recently had a blessing and marriage celebration at the Pavilion Gardens and it was fantastic. Great food (carvery) and really helpful staff. When "dressed" this is a fabulous venue for an event wh...  more »
  • Totally coming back her in the summer. You walk through an amazing array of plants into the Art Gallery where there is a massive selection of prints to buy. Then out into the gardens. Stunning.  more »
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  • Great for pleasant walk's round the 23 acres site.; Good landscaping with child safe play areas. Also a miniature railway runs around part of the gardens . There is the famous Octagon buildings which usually hosts all manner of antiques sales and exhibitions throughout the year, but is having work carried out to the buildings. There is food and drink available at present. Popular place to visit for visitors who visit and there are plenty of hotels for overnight stay. .at the entrance to the gardens is the famous Opera House which puts on shows to suit every taste and lots of pubs in the area. Parking is expensive and free spaces if any? fill up quickly.. Disabled parking is available in the Car park. Once a year the Carnival and Wells Dressings take place. I've included a few images as the Carnival plays a large part of the activities.
  • Great place. Had coffee & cake, there's also a resturant. Lovely ' conservatory '. Helpful Information centre & shop. Purchased some lovely cheese from one of the stalls outside. Enjoy walk around the 'park'.
  • When open worth a visit. The whole town is worth a visit. Food good. Child friendly
  • The pavilion gardens is an attractive place with usually plenty going on. Theres places to eat, drink and enjoy all over. Great place for a picnic with the kids or a beer with friends
  • Beautiful gardens, play areas for both younger and older children, an indoor botanical garden and a reasonably priced café restaurant for a drink or something more substantial. Locally sourced produce, friendly staff and within a building that radiates character and even a bit of history. Enjoy.

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