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“Quirky tour”

Discover Buxton Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quirky tour”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This little tram is actually a converted milk float with gets charged up overnight and reached top speeds of about 15 miles per hour. What a brilliant idea, it is a so unusual and just right for a tour of Buxton.

The tram seats about 8 people which makes for a lovely experience, the guide is very knowledgeable and obviously an enthusiast for the place and its history. On the tour you will see all the sites and find out lots of interesting background to the town, we even waved at one of the UKs top tattoo artists who the guide said Buxton was proud to provide a home for.

We found it fun and one of the older couples on trip found it a very soothing place for a little snooze (it must have been the gentle rocking as we went along.

Visited July 2014
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Leicester
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“well worth it”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This 8 seater electric bus( old milk float) with its brilliant driver takes you on a 45 minute plus tour of all the sights in Buxton visiting everything worth seeing. The driver gives background information that no one else could give and you stop and get off at different places. The dome was particularly interesting ( we got in although a wedding was due). Any question you will get an answer!. If you also go to pooles cavern do this first as the ticket will get you discount and he will drop you off at the end of the tour.
If you do anything in Buxton do this there is nothing that is better value!

Visited August 2014
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Hertfordshire
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Enjoyed this tour, very informative. Getting off at a couple of the stops great idea and adds to the tour. Would recommend

Visited July 2014
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Wales, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Really informative tour”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

What a surprise to take a tour of historic Buxton in a former milk float. It was certainly a first for us, but Nick, our tour driver made it a memorable, informative experience. He was full of facts and we had a personal introduction to the town. The ups and downs of the hills in the milk float leave your heart in your stomach - bit like a fairground ride at times - but great fun. I can highly recommend the tour

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Very pleasant tour by electric 'tram' with excellent commentary from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mike. Netta was very helpful and responsive when pre-booking the tour by email.
Definitely recommended.

Visited July 2014
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