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The Park, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6TQ

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  • Free parking onsite (40 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton

Buxton Festival

The Peak District's very own spa town, Buxton, boasts an exquisite opera house. Every year since 1979, the Buxton Festival has created its own niche in the operatic world by unearthing some rare pieces. There's a literature strand too.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Lyme Park

Set within a magnificent deer park, Lyme was a Tudor house transformed in the 18th century into a huge Italianate palace by Venetian architect Leoni. Its splendid facade was featured in the BBC production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Available : Daily

International Horse Trials

Chatsworth, stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, welcomes the best riders in the country every May to compete in its International Horse Trials. Testing both rider and steed to their limits, it makes for a great day out.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House, stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is also known as the "Palace of the Peak". In addition to art treasures, it has a beautiful 105-acre garden and a working farmyard, which is great fun for kids.

Available : Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)

Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth, stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, hosts a country fair every year in its 1000-acre grounds. The fair offers visitors a chance to peruse local arts and crafts and buy delicious treats from hundreds of stalls.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

One of the most anticipated mountain festivals, The Banff Mountain Film Festival sets off on a world tour, visiting 30 different countries. Catch it at Stockport's Plaza Theatre for some jaw-dropping and thought-provoking features.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

Curry Mile

Manchester's Curry Mile is a stretch of the Wilmslow Road in Rusholme where curry houses compete for the business of thousands of Manchester diners a week. A huge student population and an abundance of neon ensure a vibrant atmosphere.

Available : Daily

Manchester Mega Mela

Every summer, Platt Fields Park fills with a raucous celebration of South Asian culture at the Manchester Mega Mela. See poets and dancers perform on stage, or enjoy watching team sport, kabbadi, while you slurp on an Indian ice-cream.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Whitworth Art Gallery

Renowned for its British watercolours and JMW Turner works, the Whitworth Art Gallery, in the central university district, houses themed exhibitions, modern and historic fine art prints, sculpture, textiles and rare wallpapers. Don't forget to try the gallery's award-winning café.

Available : Daily

Alton Towers

More than a theme park, Alton Towers is a British institution and one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country, with three million visitors every year. Large-scale white-knuckle rides abound, but there's plenty for the faint-hearted too.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield's answer to Kew Gardens, the 19-acre Botanical Gardens were originally laid out in 1836. Today, the gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site and contain three restored Victorian glass pavilions with connecting walkways. They are full of exotic warm-temperate plants from Asia, the Himalayas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Available : Daily

Manchester Museum

Ancient history and world cultures are explored in the university-owned Manchester Museum's galleries in the city centre. Displays include dinosaurs, Egyptology and Mediterranean archaeology. Discover monitor lizards and Amazonian habitats in the award-winning Vivarium.

Available : Daily

English National Badminton Championships

The English National Badminton Championships at Manchester Velodrome feature a great crop of home-grown talent battling to be English champion. Forget any thought about badminton being among the more genteel sports - this series of matches are hotly contested.

Available : Feb 2012 (annual)

UEC European Masters Track Championships

A test of endurance, stamina and skill, the UEC European Masters Track Championships returns to the Manchester Velodrome this year. It's one of England's most exciting cycling events, attracting participants from across Europe.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

National Squash Championships

The British National Squash Championships take place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester's state-of-the-art Sportcity complex. As well as professional men's and women's events, the tournament features a Master's competition spread over 13 age-group categories.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)


Urbanathlon is a test of stamina and endurance, an athletic event set in an urban environment. At the event, in Manchester's Sportcity, spectators can watch as competitors climb, crawl, slide and slip through an urban obstacle course for charity.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

British International Taekwondo Open

The world's top taekwondo talent comes to Manchester's Sportcity for the BTCB British International Open. With pressure on participants increasing as the Olympics draws closer this is your chance to cheer the athletes determined to fight for glory and country.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Manchester City FC 2012/13

Manchester City FC play their home matches at the Etihad Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Glyndebourne on Tour

Glyndebourne on Tour (GoT) pays its annual visit to Stoke-On-Trent's Regent Theatre bringing world class opera to venues around the country. This year's production is Puccini's classic La Boheme.

Available : Dec 2013; Wed and Sat only (annual)

Festival Park

Stoke-on-Trent's major entertainment complex is a fun-packed experience, home to a ten-screen cinema, 10-pin bowling, Waterworld (an indoor aqua park) and the Stoke Ski Centre, which boasts an Alpine toboggan run where the brave-hearted hurtle down at speeds of 30mph.

Available : Daily

Chesterfield Medieval Market

Chesterfield's popular local market takes a step back in time every July, as it takes on a medieval theme and offers shopping and entertainment for all the family. Expect medieval re-enactments, a court jester and a funfair for the children.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum holds the world's most impressive collection of Staffordshire Ceramics - unsurprisingly - given that the biggest names in the business (Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood) all have their factories here.

Available : Daily

¡Viva! Spanish Film Festival

¡Viva! returns to Manchester's Cornerhouse for eleven days of contemporary visual arts and film. Presenting the best of Spanish and Latin American cinema, the festival features premières and previews of recent features, plus a special spotlight event.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Via Fossa

Hailed as one of the most gorgeous bars in the gay village, Via Fossa is spread over several floors and its Gothic style gives camp a fresh twist. Check out the church pews and explore all those nooks and crannies. A 20-plus crowd (mixed gay/straight, mainly male) move to dance and handbag, with a DJ at times.

Available : Daily


Modern Italian cuisine is served in this canalside restaurant and bar with open kitchen and canalview outdoor terrace. Located on lively Oxford Street in the city centre, diners enjoy antipasto platters, rich pasta dishes and delicious pizzas in Felicini's airy dining room of dark wood, leather and mirrors. Leave space for dessert.

Available : Daily

Manchester Fashion Market

Every Saturday in the city centre, the Manchester Fashion Market showcases one-off independent label designs by fledgling Manchester designers. Browse and buy everything from clothes and lingerie to bags, hats and jewellery in the region's first dedicated designer fashion market.

Available : Sat only

Tatton Park

Tatton Park spans 2000 acres, with 1000 acres of deer park and 50 acres of gardens, as well as containing two historic houses. Originally owned by the Egerton family for nearly 400 years, today it is one of the National Trust's most popular attractions, hosting major events throughout the year.

Available : Daily


Manchester's Cruz101 is a the city's largest purpose-built gay venue and packs out every week with an array of nights dedicated to the camper end of gay music.

Available : Daily; not Tue or Sun

Yang Sing

Yang Sing's Shanghai-inspired 1930s interior, open kitchen and Art Deco bar offers a chic dining environment in Manchester's Chinatown. With more than 200 menu items, specialities include dim sum and speciality spare ribs. Plan ahead and order a customised four-course banquet, be it vegetarian, a meat feast or seafood spread.

Available : Daily

The Bridgewater Hall

The Bridgewater Hall is central Manchester's £42m, waterfront concert venue. Home to Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, its 2,400-seater auditorium features an organ with 5,500 pipes, and hosts over 250 annual performances from classical to jazz. Enjoy its award-winning restaurant and café-bar.

Available : Daily

Manchester Camerata's New Year's Eve Gala Concert

Manchester Camerata's New Year's Eve Gala Concert at Bridgewater Hall features popular opera arias and choruses to welcome in the new year. A musical extravaganza, it concludes with a late Night of the Proms finale.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)


Sankeys, east of the city-centre in Ancoats, is a hub for techno and house lovers and a stalwart on the Manchester scene. Attracting some of the biggest DJs in the world, it hosts regular and one-off club nights every month.

Available : Daily

Bar Burrito

Inspired by the street stalls of Mexico, Bar Burrito is an award-winning city centre Mexican eatery with open kitchen and contemporary interior. Enjoy tasty bean- and rice-filled burritos, toasted quesadilla sandwiches and crispy corn tacos with salsa and cheese. Those wanting a quick bite can enjoy a beer with nachos or a healthy salad bowl.

Available : Daily

Platform 4 Piccadilly

Platform 4 Piccadilly returns for another festival of free outdoor performances. Offering three days of eclectic entertainment, Piccadilly Gardens is transformed into an arena offering music, dance, theatre and circus acts for all to enjoy.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Holiday & Travel Show

Hundreds of exhibitors come to Manchester Central for the popular annual Holiday & Travel Show. Visitors are given the chance to plan all aspects of their dream holiday, from meeting tour operators to exploring exotic and specialist destinations.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)

Kids Fun Ideas Show

If you're at a loss what to do with the kids during those long summer holidays, head to Manchester Central's Kids Fun Ideas Show, where experts give ideas for countless children's games. Entertainment ranges from dance workshops to science shows.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Caravan and Motorhome Show

The Caravan and Motorhome Show returns to Manchester Central with the latest touring models and all the best accessories. From sat navs to awnings, it caters for all the enthusiasts' needs and even includes a Farmers' Market and a KidZone.

Available : Jan 2014 (annual)


Revolution, underneath the Arches at Deansgate Locks, prides itself on its vodka cocktails. Dress to impress, book a private booth, or admire the clientele from the mezzanine level. DJs provide an eclectic soundtrack of funk, soul and club anthems.

Available : Daily

Manchester Art Gallery

The refurbished city centre Manchester Art Gallery houses thousands of exhibits from 17th-century European art and Pre-Raphaelite paintings to Victorian dolls' houses and a Levi jeans chair. Enjoy the special exhibitions or take a break in the café.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders

Pioneering artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer uses highly sophisticated responsive technologies such as robotics, video projection, and sound to sense the actions of nearby people. This installation at Manchester Art Gallery allows visitors to leave a trace of themselves in his art.

Available : Daily; not Mon

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The Park
SK17 6TQ
Sat nav postcode:SK17 6TQ

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