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Buxton Wells Dressing
Sunday 6th July – Monday 14th July 2014
The custom of Well Dressing in Buxton started in 1840, as a thanks to the Duke of Devonshire who had piped a supply of fresh drinking water to the Higher Buxton Well on the Market Place. It was sometime later, in 1864 before the Pump Room near St Ann’s Well in the Crescent was also decorated. Apart from a break which lasted from 1912 until 1925 this traditional custom has continued to the present day.
Following last year’s sell-out with Raffles: One Heart and Mind, Act-IV returns with its latest show, sparkling with humour and new songs, about the amazing Victorian original master-chef Alexis Soyer. The new show is entitled ‘Oui Chef!’. And the run includes an exclusive evening of supper theatre in collaboration with The Old Hall Hotel, and which will be held on the French National ‘Bastille’ Day, the 14th of July.
On-line Box Office - http://www.act-iv-tickets.com or phone Box Office Information telephone line number 0791-903-1208.
Or visit their own website - http://www.act-iv-theatre.com for more information about the show.
Buxton Family Festival 1st – 17th August 2014
Buxton’s first Family Festival has the answer with what to do with the children this summer!
Enjoying real quality time with your family is what summer should be all about and Buxton is delighted to offer you this 17 day programme, jam packed with events and activities showcasing the very best of what Buxton has to offer.
Whether it’s a day visit, short break or longer stay, Buxton can be your holiday park for the duration of your trip where you will be able to easily access and experience the many family-friendly venues that have all helped to put this exciting itinerary together.
In the heart of the Peak District, Buxton also has many wonderful places to stay, eat, drink, relax and see, so there’s no shortage of things to do between your activities.
Book your activites direct with the venues which can be found in this brochure Family Fest_Prog_LO
Old Hall Hotel is the first in Buxton to achieve EQM
We are delighted to announce that we have become the first hotel in Buxton to be accredited with the Peak District National Park Authority’s Environmental Quality Mark (EQM).
The EQM recognises the hotel’s commitment to the local economy and environment, and we have been commended for our sustainable efforts which include ensuring that we are able to offer our guests delicious food from locally sourced produce.
Our guests have also helped us to achieve the EQM, by becoming involved with our initiatives during their stay. This includes drinking our complimentary filtered water which is available to all and enjoying a nice cup of Fairtrade Organic Matthew Algie coffee, which we offer free to all guests who travel to the hotel via public transport.
We’re absolutely thrilled with this accreditation and wish to thank our customers for helping us to become one of the greenest hotels in the region.
Discounted admission at Peak District attractions
We have joined together with some of the Peak District’s best local attractions to offer our guests the best deal. We now offer discounted ticket prices for
Chestnut Centre – Owl, Otter and wildlife park in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Perfect day out for all the family.
Heights of Abraham - Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780 the Heights of Abraham has become one of the Peak District’s most popular destinations. Originally the Heights of Abraham was only accessible to those few visitors who could scale the steep slopes of Masson Hill. In 1984 Britain’s first alpine style cable car transport system was installed. Rising from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
Chatsworth House - Explore the historic house, discover fascinating stories and enjoy one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Discover 105 acres of garden with giant water features, sculpture, beautiful flowers and magnificent views of the park.
Currently working on some new really exciting partnerships so watch this space……