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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Opera House
“The Opera House has a programme of opera, classical music, choral performances, comedians, movie screenings and touring tribute acts, also organising shows and recitals at the Pavilion Arts Centre and other venues around the town.”
  • 38 locals recommend
“If you fancy yourself as a bit of an explorer, you could also visit the adjacent Poole's Cavern, a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave”
  • 14 locals recommend
“The Gardens adjoin the magnificent Buxton Pavilion and Opera House and are a great place to relax before or after events - especially during the Arts Festivals during the summer.”
  • 10 locals recommend
“At a knee-knocking 1,200ft, Tree Top Adventure at Buxton is one of the highest Go Ape courses in the UK. Steadily ascending through the canopy, you'll climb, clamber and conquer this goliath of a high ropes course in 2-3 hours. Built high in the hilltops of the UK's largest National Park, our Peak District location is BIG on adventure. Get your heart-pumping with one of our biggest Tarzan swing drops. You'll leap off the platform into stomach-turning freefall before being swung into our giant cargo net (psst, we have alternative obstacles for budding adventurers)”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Great Thai restaurant located in the centre of Buxton – booking is definitely recommended.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Great selection of Buxton's best beers as well as plenty of others. Lovely atmosphere too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Buxton Museum and art gallery focuses its collection on history, geology and archaeology. The Museum is located at Terrace Road, Buxton. The Museum opens everyday except Mondays. Admission is free”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Excellent inexpensive local italian restaurant- special deals on early evening and lunchtime.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“The food, beer and wine is good and you don't need to book. Also very dog friendly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
“Highly recommend the Sunday Roast here it's certainly a favourite of ours, the rest of the menu is great to. NOTE. Not suitable for children.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Solomon's Temple also known as Grinflow Tower, is a Victorian Fortified hill marker near the spa town of Buxton. A 20 minute brisk walk from Poole's Cavern - enjoy some spectacular views across the High Peak.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Buxton is an historic market town, Buxton has stunning architecture and plenty of independent shops rather than lots of chain shops. Cavendish Arcade is a great place to visit and close to the Beer District with local beers. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
  • 1 local recommends
“Cheap and cheerful food and drink. You can't go wrong if you're looking for value for money.”
  • 3 locals recommend