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“Takes your breath away”
Review of The Dome

The Dome
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I had seen this on Michael Portillo's great railway journeys but had not realised that it was part of a university. The view on entering the dome takes your breath away. You must complete the full circuit of the dome to catch views from all angles.

Thank peter745_11
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

In the middle of sudent mahem is a gem worth seeing. The longest single span dome in the world(I think). You can sit and have a bite to eat and drink as well.

Thank GrahamGrape
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Dome overlooks Buxton as a magnificent construction. The sheer size of the building attracts you there. When we have visited it has been part of the university & we have been there for a snack, coffee, lunch all of which have been fine, as we have sat inside & marvelled at the size & extent of the building.
Well worth a visit to admire the wonderful dome and have a comparatively cheap food visit.

Not the easiest access/entrance directions for non-students. To attract visitors there needs to be a more welcoming atmosphere.

1  Thank Y0P0
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Nothing suggests visitors are welcome, and do note photography inside is not allowed. However despite that, visitors are expected and welcomed. Leaflets (and the Internet) make it clear that you are free to visit.
There is a reception office inside the dome, at the entrance; and visitors are asked to report there, but I don't think it's that important if you're a tourist.
Anyway inside there's a notice board about the building's history. Also a nice cheap cafe [good but cheap hot chocolate from a machine was all we wanted], and of course the fun of being inside such a huge dome. I just find them fascinating, and love the acoustics, so I'm glad to finally have been able to see it; when I visited before it was a hospital.
It's free, it's a chance to see one of the world's largest domes. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a beautiful town with a great pavillion and gardens. Stunning scenery all around and many old antique shops etc. Amazing old buildings.

Thank Pete27_10
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