Overlooking The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This view of the crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire in May 2012 while the crescent is undergoing an extensive refurbishment.
Overlooking The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire - FURTHER INFORMATION
Overlooking The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire - Buxton visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Overlooking The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Derbyshire.
This virtual tour shows the view of the park just south of The Crescent in Buxton in Derbyshire. Within the park is an elegant and imposing monument to Samuel Turner (1805–1878) who was treasurer of the Devonshire Hospital and Buxton Bath Charity. On the north side of the park, just opposite The Crescent is St Ann's Well (a shrine to St. Anne), which has stood here since Medieval times and from it flows spring water that flows from a geothermal spring at a constant 28°C. These geothermal springs also feed the spas for which Buxton has been long famous. The well has become a tourist attraction and during the summer it is decorated along with other wells in the Well Dressing tradition which has become something of a town fair.
The Crescent itself was laid out between 1780–1784 and modeled on the Royal Crescent of Bath. Within the buildings of The Crescent a grand assembly room with a fine painted ceiling. Also nearby is The Pump Room, designed by Henry Currey in 1884. This was open for people to take water until 1981 and is now being refurbished as part of the National Lottery-funded Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa re-development.
Just to the west are the Pavilion Gardens, some 23 acres of recently restored pleasure gardens, lakes and ponds. This is another popular tourist attraction in the town, and The Pavilion at the centre of the gardens hosts many fairs, events, concerts and plays throughout the year.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Buxton lies on the junction of several major A roads in Derbyshire. It is some 25 miles southeast of Manchester on the A6, 11 miles east of Macclesfield (A537) and 43 miles northwest of Nottingham (A6)
Train: Buxton Train Station with links to Manchester