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Pavilion Gardens

St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
+44 1298 23114
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Lovely gardens

Excellent well kept gardens.Two lakes plenty of wild life.Small narrow gauge railway not open all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
P222d
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York, United Kingdom
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delightful visit

Enjoyed our visit, real oasis in the centre of town, with paths that allows accessibility for all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gus16655
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Yate, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (52 reviews)
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St. Johns Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent well kept gardens.Two lakes plenty of wild life.Small narrow gauge railway not open all year though.Wide open paths and grand pavilion if you fancy a coffee etc.More

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

Hello P222d, Thanks so much for your review. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed walking through the gardens and found it to be full of little critters! As you correct stated, the railway is only open during the warmer months. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit, real oasis in the centre of town, with paths that allows accessibility for all in all weather conditionsMore

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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Gus16655, Thanks so much for your review. We are 100% committed to ensuring that our facilities are accessible for everyone.and as such I am very happy to hear that you found this to be the case We hope to see you again soon. All...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park. Visit in winter. Guess this place gets very busy in the warmer seasons. Very nice inside the Pavilion itself. Interesting little Farmer's market 1st Thursday of every month that we caught by chance.More

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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Minxgee, Thanks so much for your review. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. We hold over 100 events a year with many seasonal events over the summer. We're really proud to support local trades people during these events....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a long walk around the gardens they are very nice the pavilion has a cafe with nice food and drinks worth a visitMore

Thank Andy M
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Andy M, Thanks so much for your 5* review. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed a recent visit to the gardens and our cafe. Our chefs work extremely had to ensure the cafe uses ingredients that are fresh and from local...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an overnight stay in a dog friendly hotel so took our dog for a walk , I think pavilion garden was part of the park , absolutely beautiful ( would be even better in summer ). Large area to walk and different age...More

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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Lynne B, Thanks for your review, I'm really happy to hear that you had a great visit with us recently. The Pavilion Gardens includes the venue as well as the 23 acres of parkland which features to play areas and plenty of space to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Beautifully kept garden with a variety of wildlife to observe. Very helpful staff especially at the tourist information center A must do for any visitor to Buxton. Free of charge to visit the gardens with a restaurant and...More

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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello jimlenb, Thank you so much for your 5* review. I am really happy to hear that you view us as a place that every visitor should come to. As you mention, we have 23 acres of gardens which are well kept and maintained by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A sunny winter Sunday was perfect for walking round the gardens. There was a steady stream of dogs and people wandering around enjoying the fresh air. Its a pleasure to see so many dogs wandering off the lead saying hello to each other while their...More

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

Hello C16VEH, Thank you for your positive review. I am really happy to hear that you had a great experience roaming around the gardens, With over 23 acres of park to explore, there are certainly many adventures to be had for people and dogs alike!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here today tryed the cafe and had food we waited 45 mins for our food the waitress asked if wanted a high chair which we said yes and never got one so we had to look for one on our own the food we...More

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

Hello Chris I, I sincerely apologise that your recent visit with us did not live up to expectations. Every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring that every visitor has an excellent experience, however, it appears on this occasion this has not been achieved....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make the hours car journey to Buxton a couple of times a year, it is one of our favourite places to visit. Our first port of call is the pavilion gardens for a cappuccino each. Then a good walk around the lovely, fascinating town...More

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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello jasper719, Thank you so much for your 5* review. Firstly I am happy to hear that you enjoy visiting Buxton on a regular basis, especially that you find a visit to ourselves an essential place to visit. The team and I are glad that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a picturesque place in summer or snow. Has paths for lovely walks, playgrounds for the kiddies, lovely art works and ponds for if you'd just like to feed the ducks. The band stand and buildings show the amazing history surrounding the pavilion. Worth a...More

Thank Rob W
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Richard S, Guest Relations Manager at Pavilion Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Rob W, Thanks so much for your 5* review, I am really glad to hear that you enjoy wandering around the gardens and have found it to be a picturesque place to visit regardless of the weather! I am also really happy to hear...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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