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Pavilion Gardens

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St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
+44 1298 23114
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Iconic part of Buxton with this easily accessible centrally placed park with a variety of play... read more

Reviewed yesterday
1949etwall
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Perfect place to visit on a sunny day

There is a lovely atmosphere in these gardens. They are popular with families as well as couples... read more

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The jewel in the crown of Buxton and the High Peak, this beautiful heritage visitor attraction provides a great day out for all the family. Boasting a 232 seat Cafe, 80 seat coffee bar, Gift Boutique, Tourist Information Centre and state of the art conference and banqueting facilities, as well as 23-acres of Heritage Green Flag award winning landscaped gardens.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely park” (69 reviews)
“watch the world” (22 reviews)
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St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
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+44 1298 23114
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"miniature railway"
in 71 reviews
"lovely park"
in 69 reviews
"watch the world"
in 22 reviews
"play area"
in 51 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 21 reviews
"train ride"
in 21 reviews
"flower beds"
in 18 reviews
"small train"
in 18 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
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"band stand"
in 20 reviews
"tourist information"
in 35 reviews
"craft fair"
in 16 reviews
"brass band"
in 16 reviews
"opera house"
in 84 reviews
"sunny day"
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"town centre"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Iconic part of Buxton with this easily accessible centrally placed park with a variety of play areas, walks and water features. It never tires. Located next to Pavilion which has refreshment and toilet facilities and car park. Must see.

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Reviewed yesterday

There is a lovely atmosphere in these gardens. They are popular with families as well as couples enjoying a leisurely stroll. The lakes and streams add interest to the grassed areas. The paths are well maintained and we noticed mobility scooters can negotiate around the...More

Thank Mum B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Sunday afternoon and it was beautiful. Small symphony band was playing and there were families out enjoying their Sunday. Atmosphere was perfect. Great playgrounds separated by age. One for toddlers, and one for young children and for the kids who grow...More

Thank Stephanie C
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Stephanie C, Thanks so much for you 5* review. I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you and your family had a great visit. We understand that of course children of different ages want to enjoy different facilities which the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park is really big with plenty water and birds to keep the kids busy. We visited in s cold day that the train was not operating but we still had a nice walk around the park and took a good look in the garden.More

Thank Pointie Z
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Pointie Z, Thanks so much for your 5* review. We have aimed to ensure that there is something for the whole family to enjoy and I'm really happy to hear we succeeded. I can only apologise that the train was not running, it has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit. The park area is great. Perfect for all ages. We had a walk through the gardens which are kept lovely. We went into the cafe for our lunch. The food was lovely and very reasonable priced. The staff very chatty...More

Thank Jenno85
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jenno85, Thanks so much for your review. We aim to ensure that there is something for the whole family to enjoy and as such, I am really happy to hear that you have found this to be the case and had a lovely visit....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky that one day we had snow the next sunshine so we saw the gardens in two different lights! Lovely cafe, arts centre, mini train ride and of course trees and flowers. Lovely to have such a great park in the middle of...More

Thank Alison23lufbra
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Alison23lufbra, Thanks so much for your review, the weather certainly was unpredictable during your visit! I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and the various facilities we have to offer. We strive to ensure that there is something...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on easter sunday with the children. They enjoyed the park and the rides. Had lunch in the cafe, although very busy still had quality food and service. We will be back for sure.More

Thank Nicola M
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nicola M, Thanks so much for your 5* review, I am really happy to hear that your children and yourself had a great time visiting us over the Easter weekend. We strive to ensure that there is something for the whole family to enjoy....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good place to wander about right in the centre of Buxton. The gardens are kept in very good condition. It has a play area for children and good quality paths wandering round the gardens. A cafe on site and the town's Tourist Information...More

Thank EricDou
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello EricDou, Thanks so much for your comprehensive review, I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed wandering around our gardens/venue and found there to be lots for the family to enjoy. The maintenance team will also be really happy to hear that you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic and relaxing walk and fun with lots going on around it. They had a small market and fair on our visit. Gardens are beautiful and well maintained and abundant with wildlifeMore

Thank Nige12208
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nige12208, Thanks so much for your 5* review, I am really happy to hear that you found our gardens to be beautiful and well maintained and managed to enjoy a relaxing walk around. As you mentioned, over the weekends currently we have a small...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with meandering walkways and streams flowing through, boasting a good chikdren’s Play park and miniature railway.More

Thank SueWiltshire_England
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello SueWiltshire_England, Thanks so much for your review I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and found us to be beautiful. As you mentioned, we have 23 acres of gardens to explore and two children's parks. At the time of...More

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Laura L
29 June 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Property representative |
Hello, The gardens are open 24/7 but the buildings do close at 5pm Many thanks, Richard S
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Weallgoouttogether
17 June 2017|
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Response from mya07 | Reviewed this property |
No they wouldn’t allow that but you would I’ve had many picnics there
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Catheeeee
21 May 2017|
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Hello Catheeeee, We're really excited that you're visiting us this summer and that your little one wants to go on the train! Running times for the train vary and are weather dependant. During the summer holidays however, it... More
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