Famous for its opera house & its diverse & varied architecture, Buxton itself has a full program of events, including festivals of food, adventure, music & cinema. There is a large selection of boutique & independent shops, craft & gift emporiums &, of course, you are surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park ideal for nature lovers. Walks can be enjoyed at Rushup Moor, the 10-mile ring of trees around Buxton & in the surrounding Peak District National Park. Cyclists can take advantage of both the Monsal & Tissington trails & for those seeking history & culture, the magnificent historic houses of Haddon Hall & Chatsworth are just 20 minutes away, as is the fascinating plague village of Eyam. The lovely market towns of Ashbourne & Matlock are reachable within 40 minutes & Castleton with its caverns & stunning Hope Valley scenery in just 15 minutes. Finally, for any thrill seekers Alton Towers can be reached in just 45 minutes. Shop & restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.