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

I went to University here for 3 years, the Dome is an amazing historical building which is the perfect setting for a tourism degree. Other than the Domes breathtaking structure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
EvaHelen1994
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Access is limited and it's not clear how to enter, but you can go in a few feet and look up at the structure. It is amazing to see something this large built so long ago without the aid of a computer and it is still standing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to University here for 3 years, the Dome is an amazing historical building which is the perfect setting for a tourism degree. Other than the Domes breathtaking structure there is information about the building at various places within the Dome. The Dome Tours are a really informative activity to take part in, with the tourism team at the... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent domed ceiling, definitely worth a visit if in Buxton. Looks impressive from the outside but even better inside. Visit won't take long but definitely worth a look.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The acoustics are brilliant and lots of information also must be the best looking university in the country

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous vision from the outside so a visit was essential for us. Great old building with interesting and varied history, quite breathtaking when you walk inside and behold the structure. It is part of Derby university but you can enter for a look around. Be sure to stand on the starshape centre piece and talk normally to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dome is a truly beautiful old building and the shape of it is really charming. It's said tha if you stand right in the centre on the ground floor and whisper you can be heard everywhere in the building.

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an amazing building. It has a dome which is larger than St Paul's in London. It is a must see place not to be missed! It has an interesting history. It is now owned by Derby University.

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Thank dany230
Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The dome is full of history as it has been many things since being built.Ideal for all ages wheel chair access

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Derby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

This was renovated about 10 years ago. It's very impressive. Worth a visit. It's now part if the university

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everywhere and no place
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I found this by happy accident. It's an incredible building worth going out of your way for. I seems to be used by Derby University now, but has been used for all kinds of things over the last 200 years. There's no way of grasping this spectacle from the outside- you have to go in. The dome itself is obvious... More 

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