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Spotlight on Buxton Crescent Hotel

Visit this historic spa town for a five-star wellbeing experience.

The town of Buxton in Derbyshire has a history that spans everything from the Stone Age to the Edwardians, but perhaps it's most famous thanks to the Romans who established a settlement based around the natural spring waters. They built baths and a temple at the site, believing the waters to have healing properties. Today, that heritage lives on, having been formalised in a thriving spa tradition, epitomised in The Buxton Crescent Hotel and its beautiful Ensana spa.

Historic architecture

The Buxton Crescent Hotel sits on an elegant Georgian crescent defined by honey coloured local stone and Regency architecture. Built in the 1780s and designed by John Carr of York, it's reminiscent of Bath's famous style, and was commissioned by the fifth Duke of Devonshire as part of a master plan to put the once small town on the map. It consists of three curved segments of townhouses, and was once described by the writer Mark Girouard as ‘like the Colosseum turned inside out’.

A five-star hotel

Today, the hotel retains the grandeur of its past alongside the expectations and excellence of contemporary five-star hospitality. Rooms and suites feature modern interiors and amenities, whilst celebrating heritage colours, rich fabrics and spectacular views onto the gardens and across the Buxton Slopes through vast sash windows.

A beautiful location

This little piece of Georgian England is at the heart of the famous spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire. Close to Cheshire, Staffordshire, and on the edge of the Peak District National Park, it's surrounded by beautiful places to visit and things to do, whether you want to wander around the town to visit shops and cafes, or venture to some of the famous sites close by. Popular attractions include:

Solomon’s Temple

A Victorian fortified hill marker at the summit of Grin Low Hill, Solomon’s Temple is a distinctive landmark dating to 1896 perfect for hiking to when the weather is fine.

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Buxton Opera House

This beautiful opera house in Buxton hosts a wealth of performances throughout the year. There's also a cinema in The Pavilion Arts Centre.

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Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is the famous stately home of the Devonshire family for more than 16 generations, surrounded by spectacular gardens and brimming with art and history to explore.

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Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park

Poole's Cavern or Poole's Hole is a two-million-year-old natural limestone cave on the edge of Buxton in the Peak District. Explore the sculptural formations on a guided tour.

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Food for every mood

Food at Buxton Crescent Hotel is a beautiful experience no matter what time of day it is. The main restaurant is The Dining Room - an Art Deco style space serving an a la carte menu and a convivial atmosphere, perfect for stylish dinners. The Lounge is a relaxed space with an open fire and botanical prints on the walls, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or one of their cocktails. For those enjoying time in the spa, there's also The Spa Café, which is a refreshing environment for teas, coffees, smoothies and afternoon tea.

A spectacular spa

Ensana Buxton Crescent is a jewel in the hotel's crown. A purpose-created spa area, it honours the town's history celebrating its healing waters, and combines it with the best of modern wellness. There's a state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio, but the focal point is the thermal suite. Under an exquisite stained glass canopy and surrounded by original wall tiles dating to 1924, start your journey by relaxing in the chemical-free pool, then spend time in the bio-thermal sauna, the CO2 mineral bath, the infra-red sauna, Finnish sauna, multiple steam rooms, the unique salt cave and the ice fountain. The suite of pools is the cherry on top, from the indoor relaxation pool that sits under a ceiling of stars to a beautiful rooftop pool and a heated outdoor area with two integrated Jacuzzi zones.

Exquisite spa treatments

Spa treatments at Ensana Buxton Crescent are holistic and luxurious. They offer therapies using [COMFORT ZONE] products, as well as the Jennifer Young skincare and therapies for anyone who's experienced cancer, and offer unique experiences such as a Therapeutic Thermal Mud Pack derived from Lake Heviz in Hungary, and Magnetic Therapy to increase microcirculation.

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