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Address: 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Wonderful building

This building started as stables, built in 1785 for the Duke of Devonshire. In 1881 the dome was added to the circular yard. It is 156 feet in diameter and, at the time of its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This building started as stables, built in 1785 for the Duke of Devonshire. In 1881 the dome was added to the circular yard. It is 156 feet in diameter and, at the time of its construction was the largest dome in the world. Just standing beneath it, one cannot help but be utterly impressed by the 19c engineering. Now used... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a really impressive building in the centre of Buxton. There was nothing specific going on when we went there as the staff were preparing for an event the next day. There are times that you can eat here, but is was not available when we went, but it was good to take a look round. Well worth a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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