Buxton is described as “the gateway to the Peak District National Park”. A municipal borough until 1974, Buxton was then merged with other localities lying primarily to the north, including Glossop, to form the local government district and borough of High Peak within the county of Derbyshire. Despite being in the East Midlands, economically Buxton is within the sphere of influence of Greater Manchester.


Local amenities

The Springs Shopping Centre together with The Cavendish Arcade are full of unique and specialist independent businesses mixed with major national retailers and the town also hosts a weekly market which is packed with amazing hand-crafted products.

Leisure and pleasure

Almost every leisure activity is catered for in Buxton. From local gyms, tennis courts, bowling greens, cricket pitches, football grounds to a leisure centre including swimming pool are all within easy reach.


Travel links

Buxton is well connected and offers a mainline train service from Stockport and Manchester, a National Express coach service from London and even a direct bus twice an hour to Manchester Airport. There is also a very comprehensive local bus service allowing access to nearby villages and local hamlets.