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“Unique, Fabulous, Delightful...”

Discover Buxton Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Buxton
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Owner description: Heritage tour company showcasing the history and architecture of this magnificent spa town.Tours can be taken aboard the newly converted Victorian "tram" called The Wonder of the Peak.The tram is very special and can only carry 8 people so pre booking is recommended. We also offer guided walking tours,geology tours and Mary Queen of Scots tours.Featured on TV and radio.
Deal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unique, Fabulous, Delightful...”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I went on this tram with my 4-year-old God-daughter and worried, before we got there, that it might be a bit grown up for her or a bit slow. Not at all! She was as captivated as I was.

Our guide, Nick, was charming and knowledgable. His commentary was funny and clever and peppered with facts that, despite having lived in Buxton for a decade, I had had no idea about. I will certainly never look at the sell-by date on a bottle of mineral water the same way again (but you'd have to take the tour to find out why...).

The trip into the Dome was unexpected and interesting - particularly as there was a wedding being set there the next day and it was beautifully decorated for it. We stood in the middle of the Dome and experienced the echoes that Nick explained to us.

I would have happily gone round twice but there was a queue of people waiting for the next tour when we got back to the Opera House - I'd recommend booking to make sure you get on as it only holds 8 people.

My God-daughter was enchanted by the tour - mostly because she thought all the people staring open-mouthed at the tram (known as the 'Wonder of the Peak' for jolly good reason) were looking at her. She waved at them the whole way round and they all waved back.

We'll definitely be going on the tram again on our next visit to Buxton (and all the visits after that).

Fabulous trip!

Visited August 2013
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best Wedding transport ever”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We booked this lovely tram as a backdrop for our wedding pictures and to give our guests the opportunity of seeing a little bit of Buxton. Netta could not have been more helpful, the tram was festooned with ribbons and tulips and Michael the driver was fab, taking care of our guests and giving us an insight into Buxton, with a sense of fun. Can't thank the team enough, we loved it. If anyone is visiting Buxton, don't miss the opportunity to travel in style and learn about this gorgeous town at the same time.

Visited August 2013
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The fastest milkcart in the Peaks”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We arrived by train in Buxton at 11.49am and walked down to the Opera House just in time to see the tram (a converted milkfloat) hoving into view. There were six ladies waiting patiently so we got the last two seats. Our bowler-hatted driver, Michael, was not only a fund of information about Buxton, he was also courteous and enthusiastic. The one hour trip was a great start to our short visit to this lovely spa town and, at a fiver, represented excellent value. It may not be for the faint-hearted however - at times we reached speeds of 12 to 13 miles per hour.....

Visited September 2013
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Staffordshire
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Buxton Tram”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We really enjoyed the tram and gained lots of
knowledge about the history of the town. The driver's commentary was
interesting and he was very pleasant and helpful. We would recommend the
trip to anyone, a great experience

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quite unique.”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We spent a morning in Buxton and noticed the "tram" outside the Opera House and the driver who was noticeable because of his bowler hat. Spoke to the driver Mike and bought two tickets for a later tour. Glad we pre booked because he was turning people away, the tram only holds eight. Had a 50 minute trip in the tram seeing all all the best landmarks. Mike is educated and very amusing and knows everything you need to know about Buxton. Absolute steal at £5.

Highly recommended, it's quite unique.

Visited August 2013
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