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The Dome

Address: 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Ranked #7 of 25 things to do in Buxton
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My Fiancée and I attended on Sunday 22nd February for the Peaks and Dales wedding fare. The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful and the event was well laid out with plenty of amenities. It is a grand old building and has a sense of majesty as you enter unlike a lot of more modern buildings. The only criticism... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a recent visit to Buxton to meet up (after a long time) with old friends, we found ourselves at lunchtime close to the Dome and wandered in to have a look and also to find something to eat. It's quite stunning. We walked all the way round and found it slightly surreal to be passing rooms in which lectures... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Facing the Dome turn left follow the building round and you come to a beautiful spa, book before you arrive tho! Closed Monday's

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15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My brother held his wedding reception at this establishment and the Elbow song that describes it is One Day Like This. It was immaculate and grand; one of the elements that makes a wedding as perfect as it can be. I also went to the spa for my birthday which is a must try and fun! I would recommend a... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We attended a wedding and it was Fab. Great facilities and plenty of room to get away to mingle privately with long lost friends

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Melbourne
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed going in here. Interesting history and acoustics. Worth the visit. I followed the heritage trail on a brochure I received and spent a lovely afternoon visiting the main attractions.

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Sunderland
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267 reviews 267 reviews
68 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Well worth a look-see in - which is free. Stand in the center and listen to the acoustics. Its a working university campus and there Spas and restaurants you can use where the students staff the facilities as part of their course. My 2yr old especially liked running around the upper level..round and round..and round..and round... If you're in Buxton... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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242 reviews 242 reviews
84 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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