Buckingham Hotel Buxton: Creativity and comforts in a historic spa town
Make the charming Buckingham Hotel Buxton your home base while visiting this fascinating spa town in Derbyshire. This property is across from the attractive Pavilion Gardens and lake where guests can take a leisurely stroll and explore. At just a few minutes’ walk from the town center and five minutes from Buxton’s Opera House and historic St. Ann’s Well, you’ll love the Buckingham’s location here in England’s Peak District.
The Buckingham Hotel Buxton is a three-star property with 36 rooms in an historic limestone building over 130 years old. Buckingham rooms have 20-inch televisions with Sky/Freeview, irons and ironing boards, hypoallergenic pillows, radio alarm clocks, direct-dial phones, and private bathrooms with bathrobes and hairdryers. There are standard and superior rooms options. Superior rooms are slightly larger and recently renovated. All Buckingham rooms are nonsmoking and a lift provides access to all floors of this Buxton property. There is also a large Port of Call suite with a wooden king-size bed and claw-foot bathtub. A golf course is right on the grounds of the Buckingham for guests to enjoy. There is free Wifi throughout the hotel. Buckingham guests will also appreciate the free parking on-site. The reception and lobby area is very relaxed and has a chill-out vibe. The Buckingham staff is happy to let you borrow any of the 80 or so magazine titles and browse the selection of maps and books about the Buxton area. Guests can eat and drink at Ramsay’s Restaurant and Real Ale Bar, a popular joint with locals for its top-quality ales. The Ramsay’s 2011 CAMRA-listed drink menu includes eight cask ales, seven lagers and 12 wines by the bottle. The newly created menus, called Project:Eat and Project:Aquatic, showcase the Buckingham’s creative and fun-loving chefs and restaurant staff. Some memorable dish names are the 12-Hour Braised Lamb Shank Redemption and Nick Nolte’s Pecan Smoked Chicken. There are vegan and vegetarian options and many Indian culinary specialties, as well as a separate Burger Shack selection. Some of the Buckingham restaurant’s meats and fish are smoked on-site and many ingredients are locally sourced. The Buckingham’s continental breakfast is also served in Ramsay’s and includes local Pollards coffee and Edwards of Conwys sausages.
The Buckingham Hotel Buxton is on a tranquil, leafy street. Its quiet location still keeps you close to the local scenery and attractions. Buxton is one of the highest-elevated market towns in the United Kingdom. Its main attraction is Poole’s Cavern, the huge limestone cavern that is open to the public. St. Ann’s Well, fed by the area’s geothermal spring, is also famous and fun to visit. Buckingham visitors can fill their water bottles or souvenir flasks here. There are two golf courses in the local area and a quaint pedestrian street with boutique shops. The parish church of St. Anne, constructed in 1625, is still standing and also worth a visit. Buxton was formerly home to a Roman baths site. Now there are Natural Baths that sit over the same grounds. Make the best of your getaway to this historic spa town and enjoy a memorable stay at the Buckingham.