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Buxton International Festival

Festival Walk - The man behind the Victorian splendour

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Buxton saved Robert Rippon Duke’s life: in return the architect and builder created much of the town’s Victorian splendour.

This walk takes you on a trip through his life, times and works, which include the magnificent and recently restored Octagon in the Pavilion Gardens; the Palace Hotel and the awe-inspiring dome which capped the exercise yard at the Duke of Devonshire’s stables to create what is now the University of Derby’s Buxton campus.

  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Price: £10