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The Dome

1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Buxton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fabulous building and loved seeing it; but terrible acoustics as the talkers just echoed so not great because of this. Jot convinced this is a good venue when Microphones are important

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Worth a visit. The biggest free standing dome in Europe, now part of University of Derby's Buxton Campus. There are spa treatments available from students.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Christmas Shopping event was worth visiting, although prices of items for sale were not particularly cheap. Quality did however seem high and all the stallholders were pleasant and friendly. The building was spectacular. We are so used to seeing large buildings that it is easy to forget how unusual this building must have appeared when it was first built.... More

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went to shop at the Christmas fair, so glad we went, it was our first visit. The building is spectacular and even more beautiful when you enter and see the dome from the inside....gorgeous.

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This building is now part of the University of Derby, but there is free access to the general public, who can use the facilities there, such as the cafe and the hair and beauty salons. We only wanted to see the building itself, which is pretty spectacular - definitely worth a visit, but if you do go, try to avoid... More

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Millom, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went to a vintage fair in the Dome so didn't see the building as a whole but just stood inside gazing at the size of it & reading the inscription around the edge. Unsure as to wether there is normally a fee or a cafe on site.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Now part of of the university, the dome Is only a couple of minutes from the Opera House. Interesting history. Blown away by the size!

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Co Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You must see this structure, weird acoustics, extraordinary scale, but I can especially recommend the spa. My party had a deep tissue massage, and two different facials. We all felt our masseurs were extremely skilled.

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Condicote
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The dome is a beautiful building that offers food, drinks and spa facilities. I love the architecture and its great how the university use it.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fantastic history, in a wonderful building. Walk around the dome, see how it is being re-used by the university, have a coffee. The spa was closed the day we were there but it seems really good value

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