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The Devonshire Dome

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Visiting with friends and tyhis remains a stunning piece of engineering. A cafe is on site along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

We only popped in here due to reading about it on trip Advisor but were stunned once inside. Walk... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2019
Retford, United Kingdom
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Devonshire Royal Campus 1 Devonshire Road | University of Derby Buxton, Buxton SK17 6RY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting with friends and tyhis remains a stunning piece of engineering. A cafe is on site along with, below the building a local spa, The Devonshire Spa with all the facilities and treatments that you would expect.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ysa1772
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We only popped in here due to reading about it on trip Advisor but were stunned once inside. Walk in to the very centre & talk. The sensation is amazing. But once you walk out of the central area (see photo) you no longer hear...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I found out about the Dome from a local gentleman, he was extolling the beauty and history of the building. I don’t think many people realise that the Dome is open the general public. On the first visit I was really impressed with the beauty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Russ T
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Even though we turned up on a Saturday, when it was not supposed to be open, and the University were hosting an Open Day, everyone we met was really friendly and helpful and they invited us to wander about at our leisure to view the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen R
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Such a beautiful building with an interesting history. Free to go into the dome area, has a coffee/food area with good prices. Stand in the middle and your voice will echo all round the dome!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Was advised at the museum to go here for a coffee. Had seen the building but didn’t realize it was open to the public as its part of the university. It was free to get in and have a coffee at a reasonable rate and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Loved the university of Derby's students' iPad tour of the Dome and revelled in its history. What a special building! Great way to spend an hour!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The dome is a architectural gem. It's full of bespoke shops. The is a bathing pool and chair inside. Though this can't be used its a great feature. The shops are full of unusual gifts. The building is a gem from any angle. Make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Our visit was based on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. Stunning location under the Devonshire Dome. There is also a cheap snack bar which is worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ysa1772
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We stopped by the Dome while seeing the sites in Buxton, and when you stand at the center you can whisper and it sounds all the way around the dome. The acoustics were so very cool. The structure is something to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 November 2017|
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Response from Judith W | Reviewed this property |
why don't you ask the University of Derby
27 May 2017|
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Response from john david f | Reviewed this property |
i think you can park in the palace hotel carpark, but you may have to pay, its at the side of the dome
John P
25 February 2017|
Response from BirthdayBoy62 | Reviewed this property |
No some lunches and some dinners - just call to check