Buxton is the spa town known as the gateway to the Peak District. Famous for its spring water, its ideally located between Manchester, Sheffield, and Derby—easily reached from the North and the Midlands alike.
There's a tourist information centre in the Pump Room close to the Pavilion Gardens.
For more information about the town and the Peak District, you may wish to visit the following sites:
Buxton Pavilion Gardens
The Pavilion Gardens are a beautiful Victorian jewel in the heart of the town, encompassing parkland and a series of venues including Buxton Opera House. Buxton Wool Gathering is held in the Octagon Room. Originally a concert hall, this Grade II listed building is one of the largest eight-sided rooms in Europe.
There's on site Pay-and-Display parking - see our travel page for more information. Food and drink is available from the café, restaurant, and coffee shop on site.
Please note there is no cash machine on site. While many stallholders will accept card payment, not all will. We suggest bringing some cash with you. There cash machines in Buxton town centre for you to use.
If you have any questions please contact the venue directly and they’ll be happy to help you.
The venue offers step-free access to the Octagon Room, which is all on one level.
The exception is the stage area which has steps up to it, but we arrange the stands so that you can still view and interact with what's on the stage from the main floor.
The Pavilion Gardens has accessible parking bays and accessible toilets. The path from Pavilion Gardens car park to the venue is step-free.
The closest toilets to the Octagon Room has an accessible lift to reach them. You can also use that lift to access the room where workshops are held.
All food and drink venues in the Pavilion Gardens are step-free.