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Charm and relaxation in Buxton holiday lettings

A thermal spa town nestled in the centre of the stunning Peak District, Buxton is a popular destination for rest and relaxation. From its ornamental gardens and Victorian architecture to its vibrant music, theatre and festival scene, Buxton has a range of activities for all interests and inclinations. Holiday lettings in Buxton put you in the centre of the action.


Activities and attractions in and around Buxton

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Buxton a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (24.2 mi / 39 km)
  • Peak District National Park Authority (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Didsbury Golf Course (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Gulliver's Kingdom (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Beauchief Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Buxton

Travellers love Buxton for its beautiful gardens and pristine countryside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Buxton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Pavilion Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Poole's Cavern (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Speedwell Cavern (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Peak Cavern (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Lyme Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Buxton

The nearest airport is in Manchester (MAN), located 16.5 mi (26.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to East Midlands (EMA), which is 38.4 mi (61.9 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Buxton Station or Dove Holes Station to see more of the city.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Buxton

Many regional dishes have their roots and origins in Derbyshire, some of which are well known throughout the world. Bakewell pudding, a jam tart with custard, Derbyshire oatcakes, a cross between a pancake and a crumpet, and Buxton pudding, an ancient dish with a sweet pastry base and raspberry preserve, are just a few that Derbyshire lays claim to. If you want to sample some of Derbyshire’s regional delights, visit a restaurant or eatery near your holiday rental in Buxton.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun in Buxton holiday lettings

Families will find much to do during a stay in Buxton. Child-friendly holiday homes are available near family-focused attractions like Go Ape, a treetop adventure park with canopy walks, zip wires and woodland activities, and Little Rascals, a soft play centre for younger children. Paint-a-Pot, an art centre for kids to create personalised gifts, hand impressions and other artwork, and Archie’s Farm, a miniature animal farm with interactive animal shows, are also great for the little ones. For older children, the Peak District National Park, which surrounds Buxton on three sides, has numerous hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.

Good for couples

A romantic retreat in Buxton holiday homes

The entertainment venues, cinemas, art centres and museums in Buxton make it ideal for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Intimate holiday homes are available near romantic locations like the Pavilion Arts Centre, a premier theatre venue that’s located within the beautiful Pavilion Gardens, and the Buxton Opera House, a provincial theatre with many world-class performances. The Gallery in the Gardens, a showcase for local arts and crafts, is also fun to explore. If you prefer to relax and rejuvenate, several spas and health shops can be found throughout Buxton, giving you endless opportunities for romantic spa retreats as a couple.

How many holiday rentals are available around Buxton?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,338 holiday lettings around Buxton. From 1,123 cottages to 94 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Buxton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Buxton:

  • Belle Vue: 66 holiday homes
  • Northern Quarter: 112 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 62 holiday homes
  • New Islington: 82 holiday homes
  • Didsbury: 20 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Buxton? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Buxton. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Buxton Opera House: 1,438 holiday lettings
  • Poole's Cavern: 1,436 holiday lettings
  • Pavilion Gardens: 1,440 holiday lettings
  • The Crescent: 1,440 holiday lettings
  • Tideswell School of Food: 1,491 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Buxton listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Buxton?

Yes, of course. offers 1,123 Cottages in Buxton. Our other popular types of Buxton holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 94 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 1,123 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 51 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Buxton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 45 holiday homes with pool available in Buxton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.