Journey back in time to experience a bygone age aboard a “Victorian tram”, and relax as your knowledgeable guide reveals the historic and architectural gems of the ancient spa town of Buxton, Derbyshire
Last night The Old Hall Hotel welcomed guests to its very first Christmas Market Night in aid of Blythe House Hospice.
Featuring various stalls from local traders selling fantastic gifts and produce, we were thrilled to see so many people turn out for spot of Christmas shopping with us.
The market, which was on from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, included a raffle to win some amazing prizes, including handmade candles, home accessories, beauty kits and much more. Well done to those who were lucky enough to win these fantastic goodies!
This year, we’ve enjoyed many events at The Old Hall Hotel; from mystery and suspense at our Murder Mystery Dinner, to glitz and glamour at our Fashion & Fizz nights. Next year, we’ll be hosting many more events and we’re looking forward to inviting you along too.
For more information, why not visit us on Facebook and Twitter? And don’t forget, there’s still time to save 60% off your stay with us with our Winter Warmer Offer – but be quick, there’s only limited availability!
The programme for this year’s Buxton Festival has been announced, with a great line-up of opera, music, literature, family and free events as well as some unexpected surprises. The 17 day festival takes place from the 5th to the 21st July.
The Festival’s opera productions are a Double Bill of two sparkling French romances, Saint-Saens’ La Princesse Jaune and Gounod’s La Colombe and La finta giardiniera, the story of a couple reunited a year after apparent death, written by Mozart at the age of 17. There are also a number of visiting opera performances – the acclaimed Grange Park Opera with Fortunio, Music Theatre Wales with the UK premiere of Sciarrino’s modern classic The Killing Flower, and La Serenissima with Vivaldi’s Ottonein villa. There’s also a rare opportunity to experience all three of Benjamin Britten’s haunting Church Parables in the unique setting of St John’s Church and an Opera Gala concert starring celebrated singers Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd.
In the Music series, there’s a packed programme of concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists including piano duo Worbey & Farrell, the Prince of Wales’ official harpist Claire Jones, singers James Gilchrist, Kate Ladner and Anne Sophie Duprels, pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé, and celebrated ensembles The Sacconi Quartet and The Fibonacci Sequence. There’s also a number of concerts featuring up-and-coming talent from the Festival’s Young Artists Programme, and late-night jazz from actor John Standing, The Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet and Ronnie Scott’s house band The James Pearson Trio, featuring violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball.
More dates coming soon!
Buxton’s first tram, ‘Wonder of the Peak’
The Wonder of the Peak is becoming a familiar and colourful site around the town as it conducts its hourly guided tours from 10am each day. Each tour commences from the gate of the Pavilion Gardens next to the Opera House. Tickets can be purchased from the driver and cost £5.00 per passenger. The tour includes the following highlights….The Opera House, Old Hall Hotel, Turner Memorial, The Dome, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Scriveners bookshop and Pooles Cavern.
Find out more here www.discoverbuxton.co.uk