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Address: 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Fascinating architecture

This is a fascinating piece of history. We always visit the art fairs there, so probably don't notice all the architectural details but what I find most impressive is the sound... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating piece of history. We always visit the art fairs there, so probably don't notice all the architectural details but what I find most impressive is the sound effects under the centre of the Dome. You hear what sounds like a radio programme above you but it's actually the conversations going on around you. A couple of... More 

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Putte, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We payed a visit to the Dome. We had a light lunch there, wich was not very expensive. Also the accoustic in the Dome is very unusal. When you stand in the middle of the Dome, there is a big echo!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building with stunning architecture. Buxton has many fascinating buildings. The highway authority needs to get to grips with the traffic problems. It took me two hours to get from the opera house to the outskirts on the A6 heading towards Bakewell. Not acceptable.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

lovely building with so much history, the students can make it crowded but they brng the ability to turn a simple eligant building into a hair salon, restaraunt and spa.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came here specifically to view the architecture, although you can eat here at the café, dine in the evenings and there is also a spa and hair salon. I used to go to Buxton every year on a coach trip when younger and it was only very recently I even heard about The Devonshire Dome. I had no idea there... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A fantastic setting for a variety of original artworks - paintings, ceramics, jewellery and fine art. You can chat to the artists, attend demonstrations or just browse and relax with a coffee. The sun streams gently through the glass opening at the top of the dome.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent venue for a concert, with good private dining facilities. Very easy to access from the railway station, and within easy reach of the town centre and the main park.

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Stockport, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is another one of Buxton's amazing buildings. The structure itself is incredible, at one time ,not sure if it still is, it was the largest dome in Europe. It started life as the Duke of Devonshire's stables! then it became one of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country and then it was sold by the hospital and nearly... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Brilliant for everything college, food, events, spa, hair and beauty treatments. Would recommend for everyone and anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was here a few days ago for a wedding. It is a very beautiful building.I think the whole surrounding gave the wedding a more magical feel

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Address: 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton

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