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Address: 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Such a surprise

Full of history and great to sit and eat under the dome, quite an experience but students have the privilege of doing it regularly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Wallasey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Full of history and great to sit and eat under the dome, quite an experience but students have the privilege of doing it regularly.

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Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The outside is more spectacular then the inside. It's just an empty hall with some chairs, not a very cosy place to have a drink. And i prefer to see the outside from a distance then up close. It looks a bit 'cold' on the parking lot. Not very friendly looking.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a lovely day in Devonshire Spa!!!! All the staff were very warm, welcoming and helpful! Loved my treatment! Wonderful facilities. Thank you Devonshire :) Strongly recommend!!!

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richmond surrey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

space and time. worth a quick visit, brief history around the walls. now part of the university, a working space with cafe.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Amazing acoustics and history. Would certainly recommend. Best to go with the tram tour - our guide, Michael, was brilliant!

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Macclesfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Four of us meet for lunch. We had a great time. The chef spend time with us, Chatting about the food and the building. Very interesting. Very nice man. The students lovely. I hope they all do well with there futures. The food excellent. I am definitely booking again very soon. Well done to everyone x

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Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Only went in as I was curious about the outside and was facinated by what I found. Worth a visit, it doesn't take long just pop in to test the echo. Also has a cafe but I did not partake so can't comment on it.

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Bath
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were looking for the Devonshire Spa and came in the back door to the university. The atrium area with restaurant is truly jaw dropping. A magnificent feat of engineering, stunning in proportion and all yours for the price of a cuppa or a meal. Downstairs is the Devonshire spa- the best kept secret in the Peaks- we healed ourselves... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Amazing building and the perfect place to host a special event. Easy access on foot or by car and very close to the centre of Buxton.

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Nottingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Worth looking at but just a college with coffee [Costa] facilities. Don't spend much time there. Dimensions wrong in booklet.

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c_sweetmore, Manager at The Dome, responded to this review

The Dome is part of the University of Derby and also a campus for Buxton and Leek College but it one of the most remarkable buildings in the Peak District. We do serve costa, but we also have a café open Monday to Friday serving breakfast and lunch together with a range of teas coffees and cakes. We also have... More 

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