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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

4.5
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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. Put Pavilion Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Buxton trip planning website.
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  • I purchased drinks and snacks from the kiosk on 23rd August before realising I had been overcharged on my credit card. On returning to the kiosk the assistant confirmed I had been charged double and.....  more »
  • First time visitor to the Gardens to walk my dog. The park is very spacious and has lots of great features. It really is a beautiful place. I will be returning again when in the area to walk the dog.....  more »
  • A beautiful and popular park. It's a varied park that's great for exploring. The streams and small cascades are gorgeous. Watch out for the carved tree and the explanation of the figures on it. Look.....  more »
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  • Really beautiful place to visit. There are restaurants and cafes and also there was music being played at the bandstand. There was also a gathering of little quirky stalls you could buy products from. Also there is a small train for young ones to travel around the park on. Beautiful gardens. Very lovely place.
  • As town parks go, this is a well landscaped with quite a bit going on. It's gardens make for a pleasant stroll or dog walk, there is plenty if water features with an abundance of waterfowl, also children's play area and miniature railway . One of the lakes has pedalos/boats available for hire. Than there are the well maintained historic buildings; tea rooms, lovely conservatory, concert hall and much more.
  • The Pavilion Gardens is a lovely building, they were holding a book fair and a craft fair on the same day . The artisan foods and drink look delicious if a bit pricey. I'm in a wheelchair and have no problem getting around, the disabled toilet is very large and there's a lift to get from one floor to the other. The Pavilion park is a delight and well worth a walk or wheel round .
  • Beautiful Victorian gardens to walk around, with lots to do. Set within 23-acres of landscaped gardens and grade ll listed buildings. It is wheelchair accessible, in the centre of Buxton, next to the Opera House, indoor swimming pool and shops. Pavilion Gardens has a Victorian summer house with tropical plants, an art gallery, outdoor children's play area (all free entry), miniture train costing £1.50 for two circuits of the park, a boating lake, market hall, tea room, ice cream parlour, large gift shop that also sells locally made arts and crafts, and lots of events on throughout the year. The weekend we visited there was a Bazaar on with local traders selling books, antiques, prints, handmade jewellery, plants, cakes etc.
  • Well maintained and presented gardens situated near the Opera House. The grass was in immaculate condition as were the many flowers, shrubs and trees. Plenty to look at and on the very sunny warm day I was there, a great place to rest and watch the world go by.

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