The Devonshire Dome is the largest unsupported Dome in Europe. The 560 ton roof is kept in place by the 44 columns aligned in a 145 ft. diameter colonnade. It was originally built in the 18th c. by the 5th Duke of Devonshire as The Great Stables. The building once hosted 120 horse and their owners who came to The Dome to stay at the crescent.
From horses, the grade II listed building moved on to host patients as the Devonshire Royal Hospital in 1881. From 2001 the University of Derby acquired The Dome facilitating health and beauty courses for both university and Buxton college students. Visitors to the infamous spa can experience the learnings of the students by booking onto one of the treatments on offer. The city of Buxton was in fact an attractive spa location since the Roman times. Surviving historical buildings in Buxton also include the Old Hall Hotel from the 16th c.
Devonshire Road, where The Dome sits, is just off the junction where the three A roads leading to Buxton town which are the A6, A53 and A515. Otherwise, Buxton railway station is just down the road, making it a 5 minute walk away. Parking at The Dome is ample for visitors to the various cafes and beauty salons.
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Did you know Mary Queen of Scots once visited Buxton and was imprisoned at the Old Hall Hotel?