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Welcome to Buxton, famous for its warm spa and natural spring waters.

Buxton offers a wealth of attractions for visitors who want to explore this historic town or discover the surrounding countryside.

Before you leave the station, look out for the huge fanlight window in the station building, designed by Joseph Paxton.

Buxton is an elegant spa town with a host of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and heritage attractions to visit. Surrounded by the Peak District National Park and home to international and fringe arts festivals, Buxton offers a wide range of interests to suit everyone.

Buxton is the final destination on the line from Manchester Piccadilly.

The journey from Manchester Piccadilly takes an hour and is operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.

Find a list of all Buxton station facilities, including access information here.

Further information about bus services at Buxton can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website:

Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.

In the centre of town and close to the station are the beautiful historic buildings of the Opera House, the Crescent and Palace hotels, the Devonshire Dome and the Pavilion Gardens.

The Pavilion Gardens offer a relaxing place to unwind with landscaped gardens, lakeside paths, play areas, cafe, restaurant, retail, art gallery and a helpful Tourist Information Centre.

Buxton is known for its cultural festivals, including Buxton International Festival, Buxton Festival Fringe and the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

The Visit Buxton website offers all the advance information you might need for your visit, including walks and trails from the town centre.

The Explore Buxton website also lists local businesses, things to do and what’s on.


Friends of Buxton Station

The Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) are always busy working on many community-linked projects to celebrate the town and bring interest to the station and its surrounding environment.

The award-winning FoBS is highly respected in the community rail movement. They have won several Community Rail Network awards, an award from DeFra for their efforts to protect bumblebees and in 2021 they were honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. There’s a monthly Garden Party at Buxton station when volunteers can drop in and lend a hand with the ongoing list of jobs.

Keep up with the group’s activity on facebook @Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS)

Sculpture at Buxton Station