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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Pavilion Gardens during your Buxton vacation using our convenient Buxton vacation trip planner.
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Reviews
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  • These are some of the nicest park gardens we have walked around. Although it was Autumn lots of leaves everywhere it was still a delight. The river flows through the garden giving beautiful viewing an...  more »
  • A beautiful well maintained park with a wonderful little glasshouse. This was a pleasant suprise with beautiful fragrant flowers. 
  • Well worth a visit, really lovely gardens in a lovely town! There are lots of geese and the stream running alongside the conservatory is lovely. 
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  • Beautiful gardens. A very interesting park to visit. Lots of landscaping, two lakes, various swings for children of all ages and a great little cafe. Well worth a visit. There is something for everyone. My dogs also love it there!
  • A perrenial favourite, been coming here for over 50 years. Its a park with all the usual stuff, but in an awesome location. Always a pleasure coming here, summer or winter, there is always something going on. The new covered exhibition tent is a crowd puller.
  • Very picturesque and lots to see. Food was lovely in the restaurant.
  • Great place for the kids to play or watch the ducks and if your lucky have a go on the train. Then relax with a drink with a bite to eat in the café
  • Well worth a look ... Fascinating plants and koi, tea rooms ect