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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

4.5
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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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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  • Really enjoyable day out at the H&H Classic Car Auction. Plenty to see and the catering by the Pavilion Gardens was superb. Bacon rolls are highly recommended as is the Ice cream 
    Really enjoyable day out at the H&H Classic Car Auction. Plenty to see and the catering by the Pavilion Gardens was superb. Bacon rolls are highly recommended as is the Ice cream  more »
  • We had a lovely evening o'er there. The kids loved the lake and the playground and we could enjoy a nice coffee in the café. 
    We had a lovely evening o'er there. The kids loved the lake and the playground and we could enjoy a nice coffee in the café.  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens. Maintained beautifully. We visited late autumn but wasn't to return in the summer to appreciate fully. Only let down its as its being renovated the loos are upstairs so disabled users are advised to use the cat park toilets but not enough of a problem to give less stars. Cafe serves lovely coffee and delicious food too.
  • Lovely area to walk. It's busy, but plenty of open spaces. There's a kids play area, and a mini train you can take a ride on. The grounds are well kept and its really popular. It's a stones throw from the theatre too. Lots of bars and restaurants in the area as well, so it's great. When I was there, they had local artists selling paintings along a stretch too, which was great to view, and take in.

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