Palace road, buxton, sk17 6ag, united kingdom excellent location show map. The magnificent exterior was designed by henry currey, architect to the 7th duke of devonshire. Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens is the palace hotel in buxton. The palace hotel would have been behind and to the left of the photographer see map. The palace hotel was designed by henry curry in 1857 and is now one of the largest hotels in the peak district and certainly the biggest in buxton. A little bit of history this ancient hotel has many tales to tell this is indeed a very special place with its own special feeling daniel defoe writing in 1727. A magnificent victorian building, the palace hotel has dominated the beautiful spa town of buxton since 1868 and is now one of the most prestigious conference, banqueting and leisure venues in the region. Situated in a prominent central position of buxton, the spa town. A stay in a buxton historic hotel still provides you with a wellappointed room that is also teeming with character. For more about the hotel and the book, visit peters site.
The old hall hotel in buxton, is famed for being one of englands oldest hotels. Situated in a prominent central position of buxton, the spa town of. A literary festival that is truly in peak condition. Designed by henry currey, the palace hotel was built between 1863 and 1867. During the second world war it had been used as a rehabilitation centre for us airmen, and in. Close to the county boundary with cheshire to the west and staffordshire to the south, buxton is described as the gateway to the peak district national park. This talk by adele, author of several genealogy books, will explain the role of more than just spinners and weavers. Since 1868, the palace hotel has been a prominent building in the vibrant spa town of buxton. The building towered over the surrounding area for over a hundred years before being demolished in 1969. A brief illustrated history of the palace hotel of san.
Guests interested in learning more about buxton derbyshires local history and culture could pick a hotel near the springs shopping centre, such as the palace hotel buxton situated 900 feet away. Are there any historical sites close to the palace hotel. Palace hotel the hotel collection is locate din buxton, which just so happens to also be the highest market in england at 1,000 feet over sea level. The building dates back to 1863 and has a fantastic history. Buxtons source of water has featured throughout the towns history which extends to roman times. It was sold at auction in 1867 due to the financial difficulties the original company were facing. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of queens and noble courtiers and soak up the rich history while taking afternoon tea at the old hall hotel.
This grand victorian hotel is about 300 metres from the train station. Complimentary wireless internet access is free, and this hotel also features a fullservice spa and an indoor pool. The old hall hotel is one of the oldest buildings in buxton. Additionally, it allows you to immerse yourself in buxtons past. Book direct on the official britannia hotels website. The following description of the facilities of the new palace hotel comes from a pocket sized booklet seen in the lower left corner of the above illustration which was published by the hotel in 1921 for the information of its guests. What on earth did your mill worker ancestors actually do. The magnificent exterior was designed by henry currey. Cavendish golf club is 2,650 feet away, and the hotel is welllocated for exploring all the beauty of the peak district. It was centrally located and parking for 24hrs was was.
Everything was so clean despite being an old building, and if you love history it really is a treat. Jul 25, 2009 a literary festival that is truly in peak condition. Full flight delta air lines airbus a220100 dfwslc n116du ifs ep. Cavendish golf club is 900 yards away, and the hotel is welllocated for exploring all the beauty of the peak district. The history of the palace hotel buxton britannia hotels. Known as aqua arnemetiae, it was an important settlement and resort, having one of only two sets of warm springs substantially developed by the romans, the other being at bath.
As soon as you pass through the doors of your buxton hotel, youll be transported back in time. Buxton train station is a short 3minute walk and there a bus stops located on. Jan 20, 2018 i am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our palace hotel, buxton, despite the concern you had with the dated areas of the hotel. If you are travelling by car the hotel has an onsite car park, which is chargeable. Please let us know by voting if the number works properly so that we can take a look if. If you do decide to rebook, please call our call centre on 0871 221 0253 for our best available prices on your next stay. One of the many buxton hotels that is situated in the centre of buxton. Buxton is the main centre for overnight accommodation within the peak district, with more than 64% of the parks visitor bed space. Set in the heart of the peak district, the palace hotel sets a picturesque.
With the demise of the towns other grand hotels the 122bedroom palace is now the largest in buxton. The history of the palace hotel buxton in the heart of the peak district you will find the beautiful palace hotel and spa. A brochure from this auction shows us that the hotel was originally called the buxton hotel and cost a total of. It also has 20th century alterations and additions. To be in close proximity to st anns well, book a room at one of 7 various accommodations within 2 miles.
U3a peak district family history network conference saturday 16th september 2017 the palace hotel, buxton sk17 6ag provisional programme from 08. Palace hotel 1868, buxton historic hotels of the world. Traveling by car get driving directions to palace hotel buxton. Well even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails.
I stayed at the palace hotel in buxton in august 2016. The palace hotel palace road buxton sk17 6ag saturday 21st september 2019 adele emm mill workers reachers, beamers, carders and throstlers. Since 1868 the venue has been offering accommodation in a 4story building with a sophisticated architecture and furnishings. The family history conference, buxton organised by u3a peak district network the palace hotel palace road buxton sk17 6ag friday 15th march 2019 jackie depelle manorial records to most people the word manorial may suggest ancient difficult to read documents and indeed this may indeed be the case. Set in the heart of buxton, the grand palace hotel buxton provides fashionable rooms. As soon as you pass through the doors of your buxton hotel, youll be. Despite the recent shortening of the title, the aims of the society are unchanged and remain to engage in activities that explore and explain all aspects of the history of the market town of. Archaeological finds in the area from the mesolithic and neolithic periods, including in pooles. Aug 27, 2016 i stayed at the palace hotel in buxton in august 2016. During the second world war it had been used as a rehabilitation centre for us airmen, and in the last two years of existence was used as a film.
Today, this view looks down station road towards bridge street. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask about researching your female ancestors and purchase some of my books at a discount. The hotel sits at the heart of the peak district, yet its close to the m6 and a6 and less than 100 metres from the railway station, making. Here in this delightful derbyshire retreat, you can soak up the ambience of a dramatic victorian idyll that has been a major landmark for a century and a half. Located in buxton, the highest market town in england over feet above sea level, the hotel is a popular and much loved historical focal point of buxtons culture. Or head for the heights of the palace hotel, sit in the elegant conservatory and get a feel for the victorian heyday of the town. The famous buxton water comes from the outlets of a subterranean reservoir where the water has lain the many years, before it comes to the surface. The presence of a continuous source of fresh water on the site that is now the peak district town of buxton would have been as attractive for britons prior to the roman occupation as it was to the romans themselves when they arrived in the first century. I travelled to the peak district last week, to the buxton literary.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our palace hotel, buxton, despite the concern you had with the dated areas of the hotel. Two of us stayed for one night, bed and breakfast, which cost. It was designed by henry currey in 1868 in a french chateau style. Located in buxton, the highest market town in england over feet above sea level, the hotel is a popular and much loved historical focal point of buxtons.
Took advantage of a groupon offer for this hotel to explore buxton and the peak district. A brief illustrated history of the palace hotel of san francisco. The buxton local history society was originally founded in 1922 with the grand title of the buxton archaeological, local and natural history society. Prices are calculated as of 16032020 based on a checkin date of 29032020. A local newspaper, the buxton advertiser, is published weekly. Celebrating 150 years of the palace hotel buxton discover buxton. Born in ohio on january 12, 1826, ralston, an agent and sometimes even last minute captain of gold rush steamers that ferried thousands of goldseekers to california from panama, was 28 when he. The hotel has eight function suites, suitable for weddings and conferences.
Check prices and times, the buxton railway station is approximately 0. Here in this delightful derbyshire retreat, you can soak up the ambience of a dramatic victorian idyll that has been a major landmark for a century and a half buxton itself is a stunning town for those who like to. It has the highest elevation about 1,000 feet 300 m above sea level of any market town in england. Set amid five glorious acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of beautiful buxton, the palace hotel spa brings you a golden opportunity to get away from it all in style.
Opened on october 2, 1875, the palace hotel was the glorious final gift of the colorful but illfated william chapman ralston to his adopted home city of san francisco. The hotel is an old building dating back to 1857, from. Buxton is the highest town in england at a height of over feet and it grew in fame primarily as a spa town, because of the beautiful pale blue water which bubbles up from thermal springs beneath the crescent. This is not at all surprising, as when uncovering the hotels long and rich history, an eminent archivist and historian concluded that the. The midland line railway opened which allowed increasing numbers of visitors to buxton. A photographic record of the buildings in buxton listed by the department of national heritage as being of special architectural or historic interest researched, photographed and compiled by david morten originally for the buxton group. Getting to the palace hotel buxton couldnt be easier, with the hotel being just off the a53. Buxton is a spa town in derbyshire, in the east midlands region of england. The palace hotel which was originally named the buxton hotel was built in 1867 at a cost of. When you step over the threshold, youll quickly discover the history of the building. Please let us know by voting if the number works properly so that we can take a look if it doesnt and fix it.
The palace hotel buxton has modern facilities, comfy rooms, a restaurant and parking at an additional cost. During the second world war it had been used as a rehabilitation centre for us airmen, and in the last two years of existence was used. It was built at that time to accommodate the growing number of visitors when the coming of the railway to buxton happened a few years later. Over the years, many of the old halls interesting and famous guests have said similar things about the special feeling that the hotel gives them. Best western lee wood hotel is a casual choice that will place you within a 10minute walk of the springs shopping centre. Located in buxton, the highest market town in england over feet above sea level, the hotel is a popular and much loved historical focal point of buxton s culture. Over the years, many of the old halls interesting and famous guests have said similar things. Cavendish golf club is 800 metres away, and the hotel is welllocated for. The sheer size of this hotel is evidence of how popular buxton was with victorian tourists. Buxton opera house and buxton museum and art gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the areas attractions include chestnut centre otter, owl and wildlife park and peak district national park authority. The buxton mineral water company owned by nestle extracts and bottles mineral waters in buxton. The palace itself dates all the way back to the 19th century, which means guests get to experience a. Additionally, it allows you to immerse yourself in buxton s past. Two identical and adjacent stations opened in 1863 within two weeks of one another.1533 1076 1654 1043 1656 210 279 993 1067 125 1104 219 12 679 1038 1244 1066 1145 1239 1604 355 220 1190 409 966 297 324 331 1029 745 593 822 256 1435 1152 795 122 212 123 1393 45 197