solomons temple
Solomon's Temple
buxton from Grin Low
Buxton from Grin Low
The Buxton Octagon
chatsworth house
Chatsworth House
monsal dale
Monsal Dale

Around Fern Farm Cottages and Buxton

Fern Farm is very well placed for anyone wanting to explore Buxton or the surrounding Peak District.

The farm has 95 acres of land which stretches almost to the summit of nearby Grin Low, a beauty spot and country park which overlooks Buxton.

This hill is topped by a 19th century folly called 'Solomon's Temple', which has a great view of Buxton.

At the foot of Grin Low, about half a mile from Fern Farm, there is Poole's Cavern - a spectacular show cave which is open all year round.

The centre of Buxton is approximately one mile distant, and is a pleasant walk, initially across fields.

Buxton is a spa town with some magnificent buildings from its golden age - the 18th and 19 centuries. Among these is the famous Crescent - modelled on the one at Bath.

Buxton also has an Opera House where there is an annual festival of Opera, plus an annual Gilbert and Sullivan festival and a regular programme of shows.

Behind the Opera House lies the Pavilion Gardens, 18 acres of parkland with a minature train, a bandstand, boating lake and the Octagon, where Antiques fairs and other events are held.

The surrounding Peak District has numerous attractions, including stately homes, show caves, ancient monuments, magnificent scenery and some excellent walking, cycling and rock-climbing.

Chatsworth House, the home of the Dules of Devonshire, is the best known of the stately homes, but also within easy reach are Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Lyme Hall.

For natural and man-made scenery, the limestone dales such as Monsal Dale and the caverns at Castleton or the fine series of dams on the River Derwent are among the best.

The walking includes numerous routes around Buxton as well as the limestone dales and the gritstone moorlands of Kinder and Bleaklow.

The Peak also has a number of former railway lines which have been converted to cyle and walking routes, of which the 20-mile long Tissington Trail is perhaps the best known. It is possible to ride horses along these trails.

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buxton crescent
Buxton Crescent
opera house
Buxton Opera House
pavilion gardens
Buxton's Pavilion Gardens
derwent dam
Derwent Dam
Cyclists on the Tissington Trail
David & Louise Thompson
Fern Farm, Fern Road
Buxton. SK17 9NP

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